Parental Ethno Theories Of Childhood Development

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PARENTAL-ETHNO THEORIES

Culture refers to many characteristics of a group of people, including attitudes, behaviors, customs and values that are transferred from one generation to the following. Cultures throughout the world share many similarities, but are distinguished by considerable differences. For instance, while masses of whole cultures, experiences happiness, how this feeling is expressed varies from one culture to the next. The way we greet someone, or behave in circumstances, with family, with guest, has the shadow of culture or environment in which we are supported and grown up.
Culture has a very important function to play in child development. As the culture changes from place to place accordingly the ways of child rearing. Every society has what it intuitively believes to be the right way to raise a child, what Harkness calls parental ethno theories. Every parent receives a different perception about a child’s maturation and outgrowth. And even by the way they call their kids, the language they use to identify them can yield you a hint in which place you are, there might be different terminologies for words as mere as “asking for water”, or even addressing the minor child by abbreviations like “Mona “, “Baby”, “Shona”, “motto”, everything symbolizes the force of culture and the parents trust in it.
My aunt has a kid of 6 months and I often visit to her house, I love to involve in his play full activities, sometimes there are situation that he would begin…
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