• Munita Dunn Centre of Student Communities, University of Stellenbosch.
  • Nelleke Keet Department of Social Work, Hugenote College, South Africa.



Parenthood poses unique challenges and is complicated if parents are unable to provide adequately for their offspring’s basic human needs. For the purpose of this article a distinction is made between poverty, referring to insufficient subsistence, and poverties, referring to deprivation in all life areas. Unmet needs of children implicate poverties in a wide array of spheres such as access to infrastructure, traditional family structures, parental warmth and guidance, technology and quality of life.


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How to Cite

Dunn, M., & Keet, N. (2014). CHILDREN’S PERCEPTIONS OF PARENTING PRACTICES. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 48(1).