Jennifer Lansford and colleagues explore how parenting differs across cultures in their new book, “Parenting Across Cultures from Childhood to Adolescence”
Edited by Jennifer Lansford, Research Professors at the Sanford School of Public Policy, Andrew Rothenberg, Research Scientist at the Duke’s Center for Child and Family Policy, and Marc Bornstein, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the book, Parenting Across Cultures From Childhood to Adolescence, advances understanding of how parenting from childhood to adolescence changes or remains the same in a variety of sociodemographic, psychological, and cultural contexts, providing a truly global understanding of parenting across cultures.
Through the Parenting Across Cultures project, Lansford and her colleagues unveil findings from this important comparative longitudinal study of parents and children in China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States. The volume offers insight into trajectories of parenting, exploring parents’ warmth, control, rules setting, and knowledge of children’s activities and whereabouts. Each chapter is authored by a contributor native to the country examined, guaranteeing an authentic emic perspective, and together the chapters provide a broader sample that is more generalizable to a wider range of the world’s population than is typical in most parenting research.