Raising a family takes different forms in various parts of the world. Certain cultures have common parenting practices that may seem appalling to others, but are considered normal in that country. Scientist have broken down global parenting differences into three main categories: sense of independence, emotional warmth, and amount of structure. These differences stem from psychological concept known as attachment theory, which references the amount of connection between humans. Each parenting strategy has its pros and cons, so it’s important for caregivers to recognize their downfalls to better raise their children.
- Not all parents parent the same way and many use diverse tactics when parenting a child.
- Nazi child-rearing reflects a set of political circumstances where children were raised without attachment.
- Parenting values also differ between mothers and fathers in unique ways that make both special.
“The key principles of attachment theory have become embedded in contemporary Western ideas about parenting.”