The move from rural to industrial life had a big impact on family life

The move from rural to industrial life had a big impact on family life. The life of those people who lived in towns and cities became a lot more private and ‘closed’. Also, the role of the parents within families became redefined as they paid extra attention to the child and took care of their needs. Although new attitudes were formed about childhood after the industrial revolution, there were also more constructs created. In the 1960’s, childhood was seen as a way of preparing children for adulthood. People thought it was important to rid the child from their immature nature and transform them into a mature adult (Gabriel, 2010).