11 Parenting Habits You Won’t Find in the U.S. And 10 Problems Only A 10 Year Old Would Understand

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  • Healthy Eating   In France, being a picky eater isn’t acceptable. While in the U.S., children generally prefer simpler foods, like hamburgers, fries, macaroni and cheese, and chicken nuggets, French children must try new foods.   After enough tries, they usually end up liking the more complex adult dishes.

  • Taking Commands   This one actually seems like a great idea. By giving a sharp whistle every time they notice their babies peeing, Vietnamese parents are able to train their kids to urinate on command.   Eventually, the whistle is enough to get the child to urinate, and by nine months old, most Vietnamese babies no longer need diapers.

What Bedtime?   Here’s another practice that Americans should possibly consider. In Spain, parents expect their kids to be part of family interactions up until late in the evening. Children tend to go to bed around 10:00 p.m., rather than 7:00 or 8:00, like in the U.S. The Spanish claim this helps the children’s social development.


Gender Equality   Gender equality is much greater among the Aka pygmies in Africa. Sometimes the men hunt and the women take care of the children, and sometimes the women hunt and the men take over the childcare, all with no shame or loss of social status. The odd thing is that babies will suckle on men’s nipples as well as women’s.