Parenting looks pretty different in many cultures, but mostly it’s parenting here that is the odd practice out…

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This post on TED IDEAS underscores many ideas about different cultures’ parenting priorities. Is ours really focused on happiness? Or is it that we are constantly trying to predict what the future will hold, rather than just prepare our children for whatever comes by teaching resilience, humility and an appreciation for delayed gratification?

best quote:

THAT WHICH IS MOST AMERICAN ABOUT US — OUR BELIEF THAT THE FUTURE IS UNWRIT — IS WHAT IS DRIVING US MAD AS PARENTS.

Ideas at TED about parenting around the world. Amy Choi

About Kathleen McNamara Head's Up!

an educator in Independent Schools for over 28 years
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