How Eskimos keep their babies warm: and other adventures in parenting (from Argentina to Tanzania and everywhere in between)

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A tour of global practices that will inspire American parents to expand their horizons (and geographical borders) and learn that there's more than one way to diaper a baby. Mei-Ling Hopgood, a first-time mom from suburban Michigan--now living in Buenos Aires--was shocked that Argentine parents allow their children to stay up until all hours of the night. Could there really be social and developmental advantages to this custom? Driven by a journalist's curiosity and a new mother's desperation for answers, Hopgood embarked on a journey to learn how other cultures approach the challenges all parents face: bedtimes, potty training, feeding, teaching, and more. Observing parents around the globe and interviewing anthropologists, educators, and child-care experts, she discovered a world of new ideas. The Chinese excel at potty training, teaching their wee ones as young as six months old. Kenyans wear their babies in colorful cloth slings--not only is it part of their cultural heritage, but strollers seem outright silly on Nairobi's chaotic sidewalks. And the French are experts at turning their babies into healthy, adventurous eaters. Hopgood tested her discoveries on her spirited toddler, Sofia, with some enlightening results. This intimate and surprising look at the ways other cultures raise children offers parents the option of experimenting with tried and true methods from around the world and shows that there are many ways to be a good parent.
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subject_facet Parent and child -- Cross-cultural studies, Parenting -- Cross-cultural studies
title_display How Eskimos keep their babies warm : and other adventures in parenting (from Argentina to Tanzania and everywhere in between)
title_full How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm And Other Adventures in Parenting (from Argentina to Tanzania and Everywhere in Between), How Eskimos keep their babies warm : and other adventures in parenting (from Argentina to Tanzania and everywhere in between) / Mei-Ling Hopgood
title_short How Eskimos keep their babies warm :
title_sub and other adventures in parenting (from Argentina to Tanzania and everywhere in between)
topic_facet Family & Relationships, Nonfiction, Parent and child, Parenting