Cultural norms definitely affect parenting methods. Patenting styles vary from country to country; from different religions to communities. No parenting practice is good or bad in a broader sense of the world. It all depends on sensibilities of people, values, and family traditions. But one thing is very important regardless of what your parenting philosophy is – your child's well-being comes first. In Western countries cultivating independence in kids is very important. On the other hand, in eastern cultures, there are more parenting controls and greater emphasis on family customs and beliefs. Some cultures are more supporting of formal education in lieu of sports and other career choices while there are others that give significance to varied professional options.
According to care.com, ‘Parenting is one of the most difficult jobs you'll ever have. And kids don't come with a manual! Instead, many new parents turn to other parents for advice. But look beyond your local moms group and even beyond your neighbourhood. Expand your horizons and turn to parents in other countries! Parenting styles in different countries vary widely and you may be able to pick up some interesting ideas.’
It can be a good idea to imbibe and adopt new parenting ideas and implement them to raise your kids, if it suits you and your family. Perhaps you may find a solution to your parenting predicament from a different cultural perspective.
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Parenting is one of the most difficult jobs you'll ever have. And kids don't come with a manual! Instead, many new parents turn to other parents for advice. But look beyond your local moms group and even beyond your neighborhood. Expand your horiz...
This video explores how parenting differs across cultures and the standout features of each parenting style. Narrated with the help of illustrations, the video is an interesting watch.
The Indian parenting style builds the respect for other people, their values and customs. Indian parents believe strongly that their child is part of a family and a community and that it is of prime importance that the child realizes that every de...
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French parents establish clear expectations for what’s appropriate and expected from children in a variety of social situations: eating, greeting friends, etc.
In traditional Chinese society, intergenerational exchange is guided by the Confucian norm of filial piety, one of the central pillars of cultural and moral ideals. Children are expected to obey their parents and grandparents in China.
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Canadian parents are expected to raise and support their children up to the age when they legally become an adult. After that age (usually 18), children are encouraged to move out and move away to college and obtain part-time work.
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