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|Was there " a-child-should-be-seen-and-not-heard philosophy&
Written by Tracy W
(9/23/2006 4:17 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Somewhat inclined..., penned by BarbaraB
Out of curiousity, was there such a philosophy in Regency England, and if so, was it at all common? (given that there were several million people in Regency England so there was probably a wide variety of parenting approaches anyway).
The Dashwoods don't seem to be at all surprised at Lady Middleton bringing a child with her to visit, and Margaret appears to be involved in family life as well. And in JA's other novels, parents often appear to be quite involved with their children.
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