Child Rearing Practices in Difference Cultures

Child-rearing refers to raising children in line with the requirements, guidelines and standards set by society, subculture, cultural history and family. This process involves providing children with basic needs while ensuring they adhere to specific moral standards entrenched in the family. Although child-rearing practices are joined together by the commonality of purpose, they differ significantly across families, cultures and society. The methods of child upbringing vary in respect to discipline, degree of permissiveness and expression of affection. The factors that influence parenting include economic, culture, social support, politics, safety, neighborhood, religion, and hardship. The frustrations, depression, anger and sadness expressed by parents experiencing hardships, insecurity, violence, and poverty, affect their parenting styles.

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