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Competent parents with natural children: Parent and child identities in manual-based parenting courses in Sweden
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5429-8728
Number of Authors: 42018 (English)In: Childhood, ISSN 0907-5682, E-ISSN 1461-7013, Vol. 25, no 3, p. 369-384Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article analyses identity constructions in two manual-based universal parenting training programmes in Sweden, Connect (U) and All Children in Focus (ABC). The analysis was performed with discourse analysis of oral messages during parent training courses. The findings revealed that the parents' subject positions altered between troubled and good while the children's subject positions altered between ambiguous and natural in a confessional discourse of uncertainty and competence. Conclusively, pastoral power operated to support parental self-reflexivity and adult control in a process to improve parenting skills.

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2018. Vol. 25, no 3, p. 369-384
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Children, discourses of parenting training, parents, public health, social services, Sweden
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-159024DOI: 10.1177/0907568218759586ISI: 000439350900008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-159024DiVA, id: diva2:1245681
Available from: 2018-09-05 Created: 2018-09-05 Last updated: 2020-03-05Bibliographically approved

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