How cultures around the world think about parenting

Child-rearing is heavily influenced by cultural values. This article highlights some nice examples of how different cultures look at certain aspects of parenting.
Ever since we moved to the U.S., my wife and I have been noticing how much our style of raising our children is different from the parents we interact with. It’s a constant reminder that our “normal” – in this case child-rearing “standards” – are just as valid as anyone else’s. Coming to terms with the differences in such an emotionally charged field as raising kids has been a great exercise in building cultural competence.
I didn’t say it’s easy. But it’s worth it.
Trust Your Process!

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