Assess the View That the Modern Family Has Become More Child Centered?
Aries claimed that, in the past, children were ‘’little adults’’ who had the same rights, duties and skills as adults. As evidence of his views he uses paintings from the period, which show children and adults dressed equally and working and playing together. However, this evidence lacks of validity and is inaccurate as the paintings can depict the artist’s views.
Moreover, according to Aries elements of the modern notion of childhood arose from the 13th century onwards. For example, schools, under
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