Influence of Culture on Parenting Practices and Child Development

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Influence of Culture on Parenting Practices and Child Development
Gloria Moore
MFCC 537
October 17, 2015
Professor Timothy Docheff Influence of Culture on Parenting Practices and Child Development
Parenting practices and child development have a strong correlation. “Parents often like to think that children are immune to the stressful complexities and troubles of the rapidly changing adult world” (Henderson, 2011). Many adults underestimate the perception of children to the world and, therefore, believing concerns of the child do not matter. There are numerous factors involved in the developing child such as family constellation, home environment, peer pressures, and societal stresses. “The family, school, community, and many other variables enhance or impede a child’s well-being.” (Henderson, 2011). An examination of the effect of environmental stressors on a child's health and wellbeing is provided. A glance at how cultural differences in parenting influence a child's developments is mentioned. Additionally, how secure attachment and problematic family relationships affect a child's wellbeing. Equally important are the factors contributing to attachment concerns during the child development, such as newly formed blended family.
Effects of Environmental Stressors
“Crime, corrupt public figures, a world full of tension, war, and the threat of terrorism that may strike anywhere at any time also create an environment of uncertainty and fear” (Henderson, 2011, p. 9). The family has the most impact on the development of children. As parents begin to understand the variables of environmental stressor influences have on children they can provide an environment where the children can thrive. Environmental stressors that can have an effect on children include family structure, stability, temperature, crowding, and noise. When children are exposed to extremely…...

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