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U.S. v. the World: How Different Are Our Parenting Methods

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We’ve seen it blasted all over the news lately: Tiger Mom, Bringing Up Bebe, Italian mothers do it best and more! It seems every culture does it right and we have it all wrong. American mothers are outraged and perplexed as to why they are being targeted and what they can learn from these books and articles making national headlines.

Let’s face it, we all want to raise bright, strong, independent children. So instead of saying “we do it best” let’s discuss what we can learn that has worked and how our children can benefit from the studies of other parenting cultures around the world.

Joining Laura & Heather for our hour-long talk show are

  • Charity Matthews of Foodlets & Huffington Post Parents, an American currently living in Italy
  • David F. Lancy, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, Utah State University and author of The Anthropology of Childhood
  • Laura Bandak, American mom of twins living in Bahrain


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