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(Slate)   You ever notice how American parents raise their children like THIS, but parents from all other countries raise their children like THIS?   ( divider line
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2013-04-11 11:09:41 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: pxlboy: swingerofbirches: I recently took a development psychology class from a newly graduated psychologist (she graduated from a really low-tier school) who had super dogmatic views.

Anyhow, when it came to daycare, she was a hardliner in agreeing with our textbook that daycare did not negatively affect children as long as they had "quality" attachment with their parents. I pushed the issue a bit and asked if there was any minimum amount of time a parent would have to spend with their children to achieve this quality connection, but she insisted there wasn't.

I was interested to see Sweden's focus on happiness and security. Sweden is a country you might typically associate as being further to the left of women's views on careers/raising a family, but in my experience, it's not true. They do have universal daycare in Sweden, but they're neighborhood based, and in my experience aren't used as much. Plus they have super long maternity and paternity leave and lots of time off in the summer and holidays to be with kids.They definitely value down time/family time. Of course, this is all anecdotal. I grew up in both Sweden and US, so just my observations.

They also respect and value education in a way that the US doesn't.

What's the income tax rate over there? Do you want to pay more?

IMHO I do, I notice a big difference between the US and Canada thanks to a year long Maternity Leave (Dad's get some time too). People here tend to be healthier and more stable than the US.

I don't think it's right that many parents are forced to use day care for their 6 week old because they need money.

China and Pakistan have longer Mat Leaves than we do (3 months).

Investing in people tends to pay out later.
2013-04-11 12:23:46 PM  
From TFA: (It is your mother-in-law, enlarged to the size of a country.)

Are we talking Lichtenstein or Russia, here?
2013-04-11 12:48:58 PM  

legion_of_doo: When you look at the black race, black people are very gifted in what we call worship and celebration. A lot of us like to dance, and if you go to black churches, you see people jumping up and down, because they really get into it.

White people were blessed with the gift of structure and organization. You guys do a good job of building businesses and things of that nature and you know how to tap into money pretty much better than a lot of people do around the world.

Hispanics are gifted in family structure. You can see a Hispanic person and they can put 20 or 30 people in one home. They were gifted in the family structure.

When you look at the Asians, the Asian is very gifted in creation, creativity and inventions. If you go to Japan or any Asian country, they can turn a television into a watch. They're very creative. And you look at the Indians, they have been very gifted in the spirituality.

Long ago, all the races lived on the continent of Australia. Then a giant tidal wave came along and swept everyone off. The blacks, being heavier, settled in Africa whereas the whites, like cream, floated and landed in Europe.

/That explains why white people are natural surfers..
//And still on top.
2013-04-11 05:22:10 PM  

pjbreeze: American parents are always seen trying to make the most of every moment-to give their children a developmental boost.

If American parents always dote on intelligence then why do we have Florida?

Burn-out by over stimulation during the formative years.

lostcat: My wife has a completely different cultural background from mine, but I haven't noticed too many differences in how we think about, and raise, our kid.

Interesting article, but it in practice it seems irrelevant.

Different how?
2013-04-11 10:31:17 PM  

TV's Vinnie: You know who else is a child-rearing expert named Harkness?

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Trivia Note: Russel T Davies named Jack Harkness after her.

Nice! I want to play trivia where you do!
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