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Parenting Across Cultures

 “Kid’s Menus – In Ecuador, kid’s meals don’t exist. Kids are expected and encouraged to eat what everyone else is being served…

Potty Training– In China, most babies wear crotchless pants. Potty training starts as early as “11 days old by holding him over the potty and whistling in his ear to make him go”…

Father & Baby Bonding – In Sweden, fathers bonding with their little ones is highly encouraged. Paternity leave is offered to dads! Two months of 13 months paid time off for parents must go to dads!

Sucking Thumb – In the Philippines, you never see a baby sucking its thumb. The worry is that buck teeth will result, in addition to hygiene concerns. Little mittens are put on babies much of the time, but if thumb makes it to mouth any other time, parents pull it out. “

Article: 12 Parenting Lessons from Around the World, babble Image credit to babble

How Do Fathers Influence the Feeding of Young Children?

How do fathers influence the feeding of young children?  An Australian study examined the roles of fathers and their effect on the feeding of children between the ages of 2 and 5.  The study found:

  • Fathers with greater concerns about the child’s weight felt a greater responsibility for the child’s eating habits and were consequently more controlling of what the child ate.
  • Fathers who worked longer hours, were more economically disadvantaged, or had younger children felt less responsible for the child’s diet.
  • A father’s BMI, education level, or the child’s gender had no influence on the father’s feelings of responsibility.

Abstract: Dads at the dinner table: A cross-sectional study of Australian fathers’ child feeding perceptions and practices,  Appetite

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