Parenting Tips From Around The World

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while some days you may feel like you’ve
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got it all figured out you just might
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reconsider your game plan after learning
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how parenting varies in different
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cultures from speaking to your kids like
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adults to relaxing that strict 7:30
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bedtime there’s a lot American moms and
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dads can learn from parents around the
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world sharing the same meal in the land
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of kids menus and happy meals it might
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be surprising to hear that in some other
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countries kids just eat whatever their
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family eats no chicken nuggets cereal or
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macaroni and cheese while mom eats or
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veggies according to the parenting site
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mommy many cultures around the world
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skip the kids menu entirely in South
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Korea kids learn to eat some of
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everything that’s placed on the table
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and that likely includes foods that are
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fermented or pickled grains proteins and
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whatever else makes up the meal that day
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and according to parenting magazine
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Egyptian Italian and Argentinean parents
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emphasize regular family mealtimes it
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might not seem like a big deal but kids
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will build and strengthen important
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familial relationships that will last
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the rest of their lives potty training
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early according to the mother company in
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parts of China and India babies as young
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as six months start potty training using
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special pants that split at the crotch
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babies also crawl or run around without
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pants or diapers and going right on the
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sidewalk is no big deal this method
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results in many of the kids being potty
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trained much sooner than their American
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counterparts
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additionally the Journal of pediatric
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urology reports that in Vietnam some
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babies are taught to pee when their
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parents whistle while this may sound odd
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to American parents Vietnamese babies
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are often potty-trained by the time
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they’re nine months old ditching the
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baby talk baby talk is sometimes
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controversial in the United States some
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parents argue that it slows babies
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language development while others say
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that it’s no big deal
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according to women’s lifestyle site pure
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Wow
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in France adults speak to young children
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just like they would to anyone else as a
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sign of respect
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teaching them independence wendy mogul
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clinical psychologist and author of the
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blood
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of a b- explains that according to
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Jewish teachings parents must teach
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their children to swim the reasoning for
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this to teach your kids the skills and
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independence required to grow up and
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thrive as successful adults and
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according to Road ales organic life in
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Germany kids three-and-a-half years of
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age and older spend three nights at a
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rural overnight camp each spring there
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they learn to be more independent and
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have fun away from their parents letting
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them cry it can be difficult not to give
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in to your screaming toddlers demands
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but according to pure Wow Italian
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parents don’t indulge bad behavior if
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their kids are throwing a tantrum they
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let them do so freely in an effort to
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show that screaming and crying isn’t the
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way to get what they want giving them
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chores according to the mother company
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even the youngest Mayans in Central
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America are given household or farm
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based tasks from an early age this helps
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them develop a strong work ethic lets
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them own their work and responsibilities
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and contributes to the family kids are
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expected to work and assist with family
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finances from a young age so the
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experience with chores and other
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responsibilities is invaluable getting
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some fresh air
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in Scandinavian countries kids spend
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time outside every single day in Denmark
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Finland and Norway it’s not uncommon to
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see babies and strollers lined up
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outside of shops and restaurants even
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when it’s really cold
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while caregivers and family members eat
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or shop indoors
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the BBC reports that these parents
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believe the practice keeps their little
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ones healthy cuddling up many moms know
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the benefits of snuggling their babies
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but in India moms give their babies
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gentle massages they also carry their
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babies against their own bodies and
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co-sleep with younger children to
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facilitate a strong mother-child bond
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avoiding eye contact stick with us for
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this one according to humanity and
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introduction to cultural anthropology
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the goosy people who live in Kenya avoid
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looking babies in the eye because eye
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contact conveys power in a post for
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empowering parents social worker James
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layman writes that parents should be the
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rulers of
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roost not their children bedtime anytime
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according to roe Dale’s organic life
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Spanish kids often don’t go to bed until
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10:00 at night between afternoon or
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evening siestas and plenty of family
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time built into the early evening hours
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it makes sense that bedtime is typically
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later while researchers aren’t sure that
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the late-night bedtimes are beneficial
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for the kids it doesn’t look like
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parents will start putting their kids to
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bed before family time global
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inspiration while you might not agree
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with every different parenting style
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Americans just might discover something
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new about raising kids from other
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cultures afterall child rearing takes a
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village but who’s to say what size your
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