mother wisdom from around the world
I’ll start off by saying that I’m from Canada but currently live in Germany and every year I spend time in both of these countries. I also spent part of my childhood in America so most of my direct knowledge of parenting comes from my experience with these three countries. However, having travelled extensively prior to motherhood I couldn’t help but be aware of major differences in belief systems around raising children. For example, anyone who has spent time in Asia or Central America can’t help but notice a very different approach to parenting.
As a new mother whenever I had a question I searched the web looking for advice on everything from breastfeeding to sleeping to vaccinations. I found lots of information about North American standards and a lot of it the same but what I really wanted to know was what were other mothers in other cultures doing and what advice did their mothers give them? Even in european culture there are many differences between countries on issues surrounding children and things such as when and where do babies sleep. My goal for starting this website is to explore other ways of parenting and in the process find out where our own parental lore came from.