parenting around the world!

(5 Posts)
Eachpeachpearplum1985 Tue 05-Apr-16 17:00:20

This may be a strange request but could anyone tell me where I can read/watch about parenting in different countries and cultures? Im white British btw. Since having my baby I've become really interested in different parenting practices.

For example, I watched The Tribe on channel 4 which was a fly on the wall documentary about an Ethiopian tribal family. I noticed that the young kids seemed to run up to any female and breast feed which I thought was kind of cool. Parenting appeared to be much more of a shared task within the tribe. I was really frustrated that there wasn't an episode on parenting!

Someone also told me that in Vietnam (I think!) Babies are conditioned to only wee/poo when their mum's whistle.

I find all this stuff fascinating and would like to learn more! Are there any good books i should read or tell me about something specific to your culture!

dodi1978 Tue 05-Apr-16 21:15:03

Hi!

I started a thread on this in mumsnet a two years ago... enjoy reading!

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/mumsnet_classics/2036163-I-would-be-a-bad-mum-if-I-still-lived-in-Germany-Or-differences-in-traditions-and-guidelines

It's a fascinating topic!

Eachpeachpearplum1985 Tue 05-Apr-16 22:41:19

What a good thread, thank you! Going to buy a book and DVD that have been recommended.

Laquila Tue 05-Apr-16 22:46:11

Have you read the "Parenting Around The World" series on the blog A Cup Of Jo? It's fascinating.

kiwifluff25 Tue 05-Apr-16 22:46:38

There's a film called Babies that follows the first year of 4 different families from different countries. Here's a link www.imdb.com/title/tt1020938/

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