Book Reviews of Our Babies, Ourselves : How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent

Our Babies, Ourselves : How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent
Our Babies Ourselves How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent
Author: Meredith Small
ISBN-13: 9780385483629
ISBN-10: 0385483627
Publication Date: 5/4/1999
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
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If I could recommend any non-how-to parenting book to all new parents, this would be it! It is amazing to see how parents the world over parent with the same instincts that are so often repressed in American culture. I also find it interesting how the author details how changes in child-rearing occur as western culture infiltrates groups of people previously not exposed to such ideas as detachment from the baby, bottle feeding, sleeping apart from their child, and such. This book comes from an anthropological viewpoint which details how infants grow, how human breast milk truly is the perfect fit for a human infant, how touch and care affect how the brain develops, how infants were meant to sleep and eat. It really is an awesome book!
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Truly fascinating look at culture and how it shapes our parenting methods. Meredith Small does a great job of presenting the various ways other cultures handle child-rearing, without condoning or condemning one method over another. Good read, especially if you're interested in ethnopediatrics!
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Not my parenting style at all, and I'm an infant childcare worker. Not that the info is bad, but neither is parenting the traditional way we do here in America.