In this activity, we will examine cross-cultural issues related to child-rearing, particularly with infants. We will look at two specific topics: sleeping arrangements and attachment. Read the following articles:
Then find someone who grew up in a culture different from your own. Remember that culture can be defined in many ways. You can also find an interviewee from the class by posting a request in the Cybercafe. Interview them about infant sleeping arrangements and attachment behavior practices. Also ask them how infants are welcomed in their culture.
Report what you found as well as what culture you are describing. Be sure to use ONLY a first name or a pseudonym and to tell us which two cultures you are comparing.
What conclusions about these topics did you draw after the reading and interviews?