Fascinating descriptions of non-western child rearing practices. Interesting ideas on how to interact, not only with children, but with adults too. I'm a grandmother and will encourage all of my children to read or listen to this book, even the ones who are not parents.
This is a wonderful book. It completely flips the narrative on how to raise children in western society, which I think is desperately needed given the many challenges present in raising a child in the USA.
Very interesting book! Food for thought for parents!
This book feels very cherry picked. I have a lot of friends and family from non western countries and across the board they express anger/emotions with kids more not less, and even in most other books etc by poc the narrative is white people are too sterile/emotionless not the other way around. This book seems like an anthropologist went out of their way to find cultures that support and rebrand the preexisting Montessori type waspy minimalist ideal and ignored everything else. I think it’s worth a listen and got a lot out of it but I question the anthropology or at least the framing of it here
I found this book very useful to reflect on the parenting practices that I’ve just accepted without thinking about.
This is the best book about parenting I've read in a while. And I read a lot of those. As a psychologist and parenting counselor, I've learned a lot!
Mediocre at best.