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Intercultural Parenting
How Eastern and Western Parenting Styles Affect Child Development

ISBN 9781138580879
Published May 23, 2019 by Routledge
252 Pages

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Book Description

How do parenting styles differ globally? How do different, international, parenting practices impact on children’s development? Can we bring together and hybridise different international parenting styles?

Intercultural Parenting explores the relationship between family, culture and parenting by reviewing established and evolving Western and Eastern parenting styles and their impact on children’s development. Authoritarian, authoritative, permissive and neglecting approaches, as well as newer techniques such as helicopter parenting, are compared with filial, tiger and training approaches, and mixed parenting styles. Practical application sections show how cultural understanding can help demonstrate how professionals might use the information and ideas in their clinical work, whilst parental questionnaires encourage self-assessment and reflection. Dr. Foo Koong Hean brings together the traditional and evolving approaches to the art of parenting practices and also showcases relatively neglected research on Eastern parenting practices.

This book is important reading for childcare professionals such as health visitors, early years’ teachers and those in mental health, as well as students in family studies and developmental psychology.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Family, Parenting, and influencing Factors

Chapter 2. Fathering versus Mothering?

Chapter 3. Western (Individual) Parentings Styles

Chapter 4. Eastern (Collectivistic) Parenting Styles

Chapter 5. Comparing Parenting Styles

Chapter 6. Role of Significant Others

Chapter 7: Assessing your parenting style

Chapter 8. Overview of Parenting

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Dr. Foo Koong Hean is a psychotherapist and an adjunct senior lecturer at James Cook University, Singapore.