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Parenting Around The World

Parenting Styles From Around The World

We are dining out with friends in Buenos Aires, sipping Malbec from short glass tumblers at a hole-in-the-wall steakhouse. The crowd is lively; the waiters charmingly surly. But what has really captivated our table is the family sitting to our rig...

Global Parenting Habits That Haven't Caught On In The U.S.

If there's one thing Tiger Mothers have in common with those bringing up Bébé, it's that they both show us just how varied parenting styles can be. Argentine parents let their kids stay up until all hours; Japanese parents let 7-year-olds ride the...

Child-Rearing Practices In Different Cultures

Parenting is an activity rooted not only in one’s own childhood experiences, but in the culture one grew up and lives in. Culture can have a powerful effect on parenting styles and practices, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Preven...

6 Styles Of Parenting From Around The Globe

Especially for celebrations like weddings or holidays, Hopgood found that children in Argentina often stay up far later than their American counterparts would ever be allowed to. But isn't this breaking the rules all parents are told, to get kids ...

Parenting Styles Across The Globe

We’ve seen it blasted all over the news lately: Tiger Mom, Bringing Up Bebe, Italian mothers do it best and more! It seems every culture does it better and American parents have it all wrong. or do they? We talked to two American moms raising thei...

7 Intriguing Parenting Discoveries From Around The World

This image is burned in my mommy brain: My oldest daughter, at about 22 months old, standing in our living room after I have dressed her in a pair of lime green, wool kaidangku, split-crotch pants, staring down at her bare parts and then looking u...

9 Incredible Lessons In Parenting From Around The World

If there's one thing Tiger Moms have in common with those bringing up Bébé, it's that they both show us just how varied parenting styles can be. Argentinian parents let their kids stay up until all hours, Japanese parents let 7-year-olds ride the ...

How To Parent Like A German

The first time I went to a playground in Berlin, I freaked. All the German parents were huddled together, drinking coffee, not paying attention to their children who were hanging off a wooden dragon 20 feet above a sand pit. Where were the piles o...

French Twist: My Experiment In Parisian-Style Parenting

As a mother with two young daughters in a trendy urban neighborhood, hedged in by hordes of other trendy urban families, I often feel a keen sense of bafflement at what I see going on with the procreators in my midst. So, at the risk of being a tr...

What French Parents Do That Americans Don't

Before moving to Paris, American Pamela Druckerman knew that the French had a reputation for cultural refinement: a knowledge of wine, a sophisticated sense of style and a preoccupation with haute cuisine. But while living in the French capital an...

Why French Parents Are Superior

When my daughter was 18 months old, my husband and I decided to take her on a little summer holiday. We picked a coastal town that's a few hours by train from Paris, where we were living (I'm American, he's British), and booked a hotel room with a...

Traditional Chinese Parenting: What Research Says About Successful Chinese Kids

Why people are interested in traditional Chinese parenting “Chinese Americans are overrepresented in many of the nation's elite universities" say Yong Zhao and Wei Qiu. The kids get higher SAT math scores, and are disproportionately represented ...

Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

A lot of people wonder how Chinese parents raise such stereotypically successful kids. They wonder what these parents do to produce so many math whizzes and music prodigies, what it's like inside the family, and whether they could do it too. Well,...

Parenting In India: Is It Hindering For The Growth Of A Child Or More Productive When Compared To The Western Ways? #Debate | Youth Ki Awaaz

When a child is born, her first connection to the world is established through her mother, or in a broader sense, her parents. An infant sees the world through her parent’s eyes; she tries to imbibe everything she recognises in her parents. Thus...

Traditional Indian Parenting Practices

By Thomas Kulanjiyil What are some of the salient features of traditional Indian parenting? What does traditional Indian parenting have to offer to the Indian American immigrant parent? The traditional Indian parenting is shaped by the cultural an...

Japanese Parenting Styles

Japanese parents tend to approach problems much differently than U.S. parents, including their approach to conflict resolution, discipline and other aspects of child-rearing. The terms and categories used by Japanese researchers to describe differ...

Cross-Cultural Parenting In Japan: Differences In Affection

My husband and I are both foreigners in Japan, and even the cultures we were raised in are so different: American and Chinese. This has given me a chance to see childrearing from so many different perspectives. For as long as I could remember, my ...

Child Discipline In Japan: An Important Part Of Parenting Where Parents Pass On Their Values To Their Children - Papers & Essays

1. Meaning and Purpose of Child Discipline Disciplining a child is often considered as a pivotal role that parents play in a child's development. However, when viewing it not only from the standpoint of parents but from children, discipline could ...

How Cultures Around The World Think About Parenting

The crisis of American parenting, as anyone who has looked at the parenting section of a bookstore can attest, is that nobody knows what the hell they’re doing. Yet despite this lack of confidence and apparent absence of knowledge, many American p...

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Is Sweden Raising A Generation Of Brats?

The country has built a child-friendly reputation on its mandates for long parental leave and provision for state-funded day care from age 1. But a new book paints an ugly underbelly to Scandinavia's child-centric ways. Youngsters here—deemed "com...

Why Finnish Babies Don’T Sleep In Cribs

Generations of mothers are connected by a simple gift. For expectant parents in Finland, their “bundle of joy” isn’t just the baby. Since 1938, new mothers and fathers have received a cardboard box, often used as the baby’s first crib, filled with...

Finland Parenting Style | Me Vs. Gavin

I’m an avid fan of sleeping babies. Why? Because if a baby (particularly mine) is sleeping, I don’t have to feed her, change her, burp her, bathe her, or soothe her. And I can get all the cuddles I want from her whenever, wherever, and however I w...

Why Finnish Babies Sleep In Boxes

For 75 years, Finland's expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It's like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world's lowest infant mortality rat...

How To Parent Like The Japanese Do

About a year after I moved to Tokyo with my husband and two boys, my 6-year-old vanished off the street. No, he wasn’t snatched, and he didn’t fall into a sinkhole. He simply wandered off while I wasn’t paying attention. During our brief separatio...

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Parenting Around The World

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Is parenting really that different across the globe? Explore Parenting styles around the globe to find out.