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Can anyone recommend any good books comparing Parenting across different cultures?

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mummytosteven Wed 13-Apr-05 20:43:50

As above.


mummytosteven Wed 13-Apr-05 21:51:32


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kama Thu 14-Apr-05 17:54:08

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JulieF Fri 22-Apr-05 23:30:55

I've not read it but heard a lecture by the woman who wrote 2 in a bed about a book she wrote comparing how babies are brought up in different cultures. Deborah somebody I think.

LadyLou Fri 22-Apr-05 23:37:48

deborah jackson, did a google search but can't see anything sounding like its about different cultures. Would be very interested to read if anyone knows where to find such book? or lecture Julie mentioned

emkana Fri 22-Apr-05 23:38:46

Deborah Jackson - Baby Wisdom - wonderful book

LadyLou Fri 22-Apr-05 23:40:30

actually look at has a synopsis of some of her books something might grab you there.

LadyLou Fri 22-Apr-05 23:41:32

thanku emkana

mummytosteven Sat 23-Apr-05 23:26:10

wonderful - thanks for the recommendation!

northstar Sat 23-Apr-05 23:39:18

Life After Birth - Every womans guide to the first year of motherhood, by Wendy Blumfield. It's a text-book type read, very interesting and looks at issues from both male and female aspects, comparing mainly British, American and Jewish cultures. ISBN 1-85230-351-4

stitch Sat 23-Apr-05 23:57:02

raising boys by steve biddulph has some interesting anecdotes about other cultures

TwinSetAndPearls Sun 24-Apr-05 18:12:55

A great book is Christina Hardyment's Dream babies From Locke to Spock.

It doesn't really compare across cultures but across time. From the eighteenth century to the late twentieth. A fascinating insight into how many trends in parenting are not new at all but a rehash of old ideas and a more balanced view of a victorian childhood.

Quite hard to get hold off, the american version is more availbale than the english ( that is called Dream babies three centuries of good advice on childcare) but well worth the read.

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