Translated from the English term “intensive mothering,” this is an idea raised by Sharon Hays in her 1996 book “The Cultural Contradictions of Motherhood.” A dominant parenting ideology of mainstream American culture, ,” per the author’s own words. Some scholars have questioned this parenting model, which is often observed in Chinese cities today, and hit describes children as innocent and priceless, and assumes that mothers should be primarily responsible for using “child-rearing methods that are child-centered, expert-guided, emotionally absorbing, labor intensive, and financially expensiveas led to a generation of privileged children, exhausted mothers, and an overall decline in women’s status.
Wǒjiā háizi yǒuxiē tóngxué de māma tài lìhài le，měitiān zhōngwǔ dàiqù xuéxiào de biàndāng dōu xiàng jiǔdiàn dàchú de chūpǐn。
The moms of my kid’s classmates are so good that the lunches their kids take to school are not shy of the dishes prepared by hotel chefs.
Gǎnjué dào mìjí mǔzhí dàilái de tóngchái yālì le ma？Méi bìyào gēn biérén bǐ，chī de jiànkāng jiù hǎo le。
Do you feel peer pressure arising from intensive mothering? No need to compare with others; eating healthy food is good enough.