The Top Pick from our January Lifestyles column is How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm by Mei-Ling Hopgood, a fascinating study on the differences in parenting techniques from all over the world.
The title alone had me interested—then I read what Lifestyles columnist Joanna Brichetto had to say:
The point is not necessarily to persuade us to live without strollers (as they do in Nairobi) or feed toddlers fish eyes (like the Taiwanese) or advise dads to faux-breastfeed (believe it or not, de rigueur in the Aka pygmy tribe), but rather to glimpse how the rest of the world does the things we do.
Love a little change in perspective! Check out the trailer for some round-the-world examples of different parenting:
You don’t have to be a parent to find the study of cultures to be absolutely fascinating! Parent or no, will you be picking up Hopgood’s book?