Child rearing practices differ from one parent to another. Different child rearing practices lead to different child upbringing. It is one of the causes for individual differences. One is far different to another because of how he was brought up by his parents. We must learn the factors affecting these practices. To understand that each parents is special and all of them are good on their own way.
Social class has a great effect on child rearing practices. Parents that were raised in the middle class or upper class of the society tend to teach they kids of social etiquette. They teach their kids to appreciate music, literature and more. They provide their kids with skills that they believe can help them on their future. They supervise that they kids get into the proper school, eat the right food and can have medical service in anytime. On the hand, parents who were raised from the working class, raise their kids on the way they see the world. They cannot even provide their kids with toys and other leisure moments. They have less time to spend with their children supervision because their jobs prevented them from doing so. A child who grows from the upper class of the society has more confidence than the one raise in the working class.
Income also affects child rearing practices. Parents who receive low income let their kids work at an early age. On the other side, wealthy parents have the connection in the world to make sure their children get the best jobs.
Religion has a role to play in raising kids. Christian parents can raise moral and spiritual children. Pastors and spiritual leaders share a part in molding their kids also. Parents let their spiritual beliefs, no matter what religion may it be, be reflected on how they raise their children.
The parent’s of the parents. How our parents were raised also add up. Mothers tend to follow their mother’s child rearing practices. The great factor here is how their mothers treat them. Likely, it is how they will also treat their children. They seemed to follow their mother’s action, whether it is good or bad. A mother that was raise by a disciplinarian mom will surely get strict with her own kids. Studies show that father’s do not follow they mother’s parenting practices.
Culture may play a part in one’s upbringing. A Japanese daughter is different from an American daughter. When one goes to another country, he can be easily notice because of his personality that resulted from his upbringing. Children across the world are definitely poles apart because culture has a role in defining one’s personality.
As parents, we must understand that our practices are different from our neighbors. We must try not to question their ways or elevate our self as better than them. These factors won’t categorize one parent as the best among the rest but simply imply that each parent is trying their best to raise best children on their own way.