Parenting Goals And Values, Styles, Behaviors, And Strategies That I Have Experienced Growing Up

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In this session, I will explain about many parenting goals, beliefs, styles, behaviors, and strategies that I have experienced growing up. Parenting goals may lead to variation in parenting behavior across culture. Parenting goals provide the motivation and framework for what parents think is the best way to raise their children. In the book, “Culture and Psychology” explain about different parenting goals within different cultures. For example, there is different parenting goals between middle-class mothers in Berlin, German and middle-class mothers in New Delhi, India. In Germany, an important parenting goal is to raise children who are autonomous (Matsumoto, D. R., & Juang 2013, 68). The term autonomous means independent and having the power to make decisions. Then in India, an important parenting goal is to raise children who are autonomous, but also closely interdependent with other people (Matsumoto, D. R., & Juang 2013, 68). I believe I was more likely raised how the middle-class mothers from India raise their children. My parents wanted my sister and me to be interdependent, but also have our own independent growing up. My parents gradually had my sister and me to be more independent and less interdependent. I believe children become independent is when they are gaining skills. When they obtain new skills, they become self-sufficient and they grow more confident in their abilities. Some example of having a child become independent is by teaching them to pick out

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