Presentation on theme: "Jonathan Ghysels. Parenting through the world differs just as religion, tradition, ethics and diet does Just as parts of India differ in language."— Presentation transcript:
Parenting through the world differs just as religion, tradition, ethics and diet does Just as parts of India differ in language and religion, so do the principles communicated to children Ex: Hindu children taught to control instinctual impulses
Exploration on parenting styles emerged around 1950 Differences explored to highlight parental tech. Ex: In which countries is swaddling common? Inferences based in Freudian and Fundamentalism
Focus on Individualism Ex: Personal creativity, boosting self-esteem Value in Autonomy Primary concerns start with infant’s sleeping Liberal use of “time outs” and discipline
Pressure for Older Siblings to Oversee Younger “Time outs” of Discipline used Conservatively Collectivism Valued Emphasize respecting elders and assuming positions of responsibility
US Parents Adopt Styles Similar to their Background African American Parents Expect Greater from children E. African Nuer parents stress egalitarianism, while neighboring Gusii parents are authoritarian
Women raised to be Breadwinners Somali children taught to reason rather than assert Observation and Imitation Continual practice of life skills Parents in North African areas tend to comfort crying infants in 1/6 the time than American Parents
56% more Anglo-American parents find importance in finding self vs. Asian-American parents Indians living in Asia and Anglo-Americans have strikingly similar concepts of child development Child’s diet far more important in W. Europe, Child’s sleep more important in the US
Parenting’s reasoning in context of cultural values Parenting is far more grouped regionally than by country The nation’s work ethic and views on success largely illustrate what parents emphasize
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