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Do parents matter? : why Japanese babies sleep well, Mexican siblings don't fight, and American parents should just relax

Author: Robert A LeVine; Sarah LeVine
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In some parts of northwestern Nigeria, mothers studiously avoid making eye contact with their babies. Some Chinese parents go out of their way to seek confrontation with their toddlers. Japanese parents almost universally co-sleep with their infants, sometimes continuing to share a bed with them until age ten. Yet all these parents are as likely as Americans to have loving relationships with happy children. If
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
LeVine, Robert Alan, 1932- author.
Do parents matter?
New York : PublicAffairs, [2016]
(DLC) 2016021480
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A LeVine; Sarah LeVine
ISBN: 9781610397230 1610397231
OCLC Number: 948878683
Description: xxiii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: We the parents: a worldwide perspective --
Parent-blaming in America --
Expecting: pregnancy and birth --
Infant care: a world of questions ... and some answers --
Mother and infant: face-to-face or skin-to-skin? --
Sharing child care: Mom is not enough --
Training toddlers: talking, toileting, tantrums, and tasks --
Childhood: school, responsibility, and control --
Precocious children: cultural priming by parents and others --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Robert A. LeVine and Sarah LeVine.

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A decades-long study of global parenting styles offers a refreshing antidote to the trend of helicopter parenting, showing that American parents assume way too much guilt, stress, and responsibility  Read more...
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"Fascinating...The authors' global perspective finds that human experience is varied and kids are resilient."?Laura Vanderkam, Wall Street Journal "It took two accomplished (and married) Read more...

 
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