Raising a family in a foreign country can be difficult due to unforeseen clashes in culture. The norms that differ among different cultures can be eye-opening for parents, since they may get dirty or disapproving looks from locals. It’s important that parents understand and respect the different cultural beliefs of their host country, while still holding autonomous reign over their child’s development and growth. It’s okay to question poor cultural values as well, as long as parents don’t impose their concerns on others.
- Parenting in the UK is much different that in other countries. The little nuances are hard to grasp for an outsider.
- South Africa has a very laid back approach to parenting, although they are very religious. What an odd dichotomy.
- Britain is very protective of their children, almost to the point of being over protective in the eyes of a foreigner.
“So here’s what I think about sharing between toddlers: they don’t want to.”