I've been fascinated by this series on the differences in parenting
around the world.
The way I understand it, these were all written by Americans who
have lived in these countries long enough to have opinions and
notice the differences between there and here.
So far they have featured 11, and still coming out with more. Press
the links to read the lists of surprising ways of parenting in each
culture. (I wonder what other countries find surprising about us!)
Germany…Instead of teaching kids to share, they are taught to take the toy back or fight.
Must make for lovely adult relationships later on.
Norway….where all kids go to bed at 7pm
Japan…where kids go school year round with no summer break.
China….Diaper free culture (you read that right, unfortunately)
Congo…if you don't pay the hospital after birth they lockdown and won't let you out
England….this was the most boring one...nothing stood out to me
Abu Dhabi...no car seat laws and babies are believed to be safest in Mom's arms.
India…where it's against the law to find out baby's gender before birth
Northern Ireland…you don't have to leave home for Dr visits
Denmark…Babies take their naps outside, alone.
Australia…Many put their babies into government subsidized "sleep training camps" at 6-7
months old (really? and why is their government involved in this??)
This series is from the blog Cup of Jo,
but I'm not sure she has a schedule of exactly when she will post the next ones.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Posted by Grandma Honey at 8:08 PM