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Raising Children With Sensibility

Raising Children With Sensibility

Chapter:
(p.291) Chapter 11 Raising Children With Sensibility
Source:
Abigail and John Adams
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226037448.003.0012

This chapter examines how John and Abigail Adams raised their children with sensibility. It describes John's fathering from a distance and Abigail's management of the household with aesthetic and financial skills to make the best of consumption. The chapter explains that Abigail's parenting was influenced by the works of Reverend James Fordyce and Lord Kames, and describes her attempt to instill sensibility into her sons.

Keywords:   parenting, sensibility, Abigail Adams, John Adams, financial skills, James Fordyce, Lord Kames

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