The concept of «intensive parenthood» in foreign literature



The article provides a scientific review of the understanding of intensive parenthood in foreign and national literature in the context of describing the psychological traits of mothers adhering to the model of intensive parenthood. The term itself is not purely scientific, but because of the popularity of this perspective of parenthood, it needs detailed consideration, description, research and justification. Many modern researchers are interested in describing and examining in more details the ideology of such a common pattern of parental behavior as intensive parenthood, and that’s why in this article you can find different views on the term and list of difficulties concerned with the model itself. The article also describes the psychological traits of mothers who adhere to this model of motherhood.

General Information

Keywords: modern parenthood, intensive parenthood, intensive motherhood.

Journal rubric: Social Psychology

Article type: review article


For citation: Akinkina Y.M. The concept of «intensive parenthood» in foreign literature [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2020. Vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 117–122. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2020090210. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


Abdullina S.A. Osobennosti vnutrennei pozitsii roditelya u detei podrostkovogo vozrasta = [Peculiarities of internal parent position in teenage children] [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennye issledovaniya sotsial'nykh problem = [Modern research of social problems], 2016. Vol. 7, no. 7(63), pp. 78–95. DOI: 10.12731/2218-7405-2016-7-78-95. URL: (Accessed 22.04.2020). (In Russ.).

Information About the Authors

Yana M. Akinkina, Psychologist-Consultant, Centre of Support of Maternity, Postgraduate, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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