BBC article – “Is the Western way of raising kids weird?”

2021 February. Kelly Oakes. BBC – (news web article): “Is the Western way of raising kids weird?


Expectations for sleep, togetherness, bed time, independence are different in different cultures.

The key to thinking outside the Western box might be to remember that babies are not out to manipulate us, no matter how tempting it might be to see it that way at 3am. “What we really need with babies is to stop thinking about them as hard-to-please bosses,” says Dutta. “They’re helpless little beings that have come into this world, and we must look at them with empathy and compassion.”

Kellyey Oakes. BBC
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