Day: July 15, 2010

A New Term for Lousy Parenting

“The Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell coined a new phrase last week and began a war of words.

Mitchell, who is African-American, and who has long been a strong voice tackling parenting challenges she sees as particular to her community, blamed what she called “ghetto parenting” for condemning children to failure.

In a column titled “Ghetto Parenting Dooms Kids: Deck Stacked Against Those Who Were Raised in the Streets,” she defines her new term like this…”  [more] (New York Times )