Cultural Theories Of The Parental Theory On Child Development

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INTRODUCTION : PARENTAL THEORIES : Parental theories are cultural models that parents hold regarding their children, families and themselves as parents. Although cultural variability is manifest in the actions , customs and behaviours of whole social groups (societies) the most fundamental expression of culture is found at the individual level . this expression can only occur after an individual has been socialized by its parents , family, extended family and extended social networks . Culture refers to many characteristics of a group of people, including attitudes, behaviours, customs and values that are transmitted from one generation to the next (Matsumoto, 2000). Cultures throughout the world share many similarities, but are marked by considerable differences. For example, while people of all cultures experiences happiness, how this feeling is expressed varies from one culture to the next. The way we greet somebody, or behave in circumstances, with family, with guest, has the shadow of culture or environment in which we are born and grown up. Culture has a very significant role t o play in child development. As the culture vary from place to place accordingly the ways of child rearing. Every society has what it intuitively believes to be the right way to raise a child, what Harkness calls parental ethno theories. (It is your mother-in-law, enlarged to the size of a country.) Every parent has a different perception about child’s development and growth. (And even by

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