How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm

How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm

And Other Adventures in Parenting : From Argentina to Tanzania and Everywhere in Between)

Book - 2012
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Hopgood discusses how cultural expectations and customs determine the way kids are raised--from how Kenyans live without strollers to how the Chinese potty train early.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781565129580
156512958X
Branch Call Number: 649.1 H7737H 2012
Characteristics: 292 p. ; 21 cm

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dprodrig
Nov 09, 2012

It was fun reading about the various different parenting approaches from other cultures. I would say that this book has a light and fluffy approach to each of the topics introduced, and because it is based off of personal experience and has a limited number of stories, it lacks gravity. Plus, there are small errors, like the fact that Inuit don't put their kids in the hood of their Amauti (the hood is designed to cover two heads)... a fun, interesting, light read that may offer differing parenting perspectives to those looking for them.

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