Professionals working with children and families typically receive cultural competency training; however, such training rarely includes the influence of culture on family dynamics and child rearing practices (Johnson, Radesky, & Zuckerman 2013). As a professional working with diverse families it is important to consider the influence of culture on parenting. For this discussion, you will be evaluating “How much of how we parent is dictated by our culture?”
* It is important to note that cultural patterns do not represent all people in a community.*
Begin by reading Chapter 6 of your course text and Promoting Healthy Parenting Practices Across Cultural Groups: A CDC Research Brief. Then address the following:
Discuss three general findings in the research brief about cultural parenting patterns.
Explain, using Table 1 on page 8 of the research brief, three different cultural patterns regarding what parents consider to be good behavior among children.
Explain, using Table 1 on page 9 of the research brief, three different cultural patterns regarding what parents consider to be bad behavior among children.
Evaluate the information you have gained and answer the question, “How much of how we parent is dictated by our culture?”
Guided Response: Review several of your peers’ responses. Respond to at least two of your peers and provide them with at least two tips for how they can promote healthy parenting practices across cultural groups to support families from different cultural backgrounds.
Though two replies is the basic expectation, for deeper engagement and learning you are encouraged to provide responses to any comments or questions others have posted for you. Remember, continuing to engage with peers and the instructor will further the conversation and provide you with opportunities to demonstrate your content expertise, critical thinking, and real-world experiences with this topic.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your discussion.