See How Other Cultures Handle Parenting
- What: Hunt, Gather, Parent Book
- When: Birth to college
- Why: Helpful advice for raising responsible kids
- Where: Amazon or your local library
I spotted this title at our local library and couldn’t resist picking it up. Once I read the cover description, I knew I needed to find time to read every word. If you’ve been struggling with a demanding toddler, a needy seven year old, or a sulky teen, Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans by Michaeleen Doucleff can help.
Using research gathered from three separate non-Western communities, the author takes her young child along with her on a journey to learn how people in different cultures raise their children. From birth to adults, she finds common ground across the globe, then condenses the knowledge into this book.
Change your perspective and expand your parenting tools with these tips, which go beyond the traditional western approach and research model. Use the simple practices to connect with your kids. One prime example? Offer lots of opportunities to help, and let kids experiment. Missed the toddler stage where kids want to do everything adults do? No problem. You can still get older kids on board with these straightforward strategies.
Each chapter offers a summary of real world experience from a parent’s perspective, as well as multiple ways to implement the habits. Whether you want to give it a try or go all in, Doucleff has got you covered.
If you want to reduce friction in your household or chart the course that’s right for your family, this information can help you make the best decisions for you and your children.