- That each culture does have a similar expectation for their children, and that it can be seen, studied and reviewed.
- That each parent/child relationship is unique, and what works for one person/group may not work for the others.
No where is this more apparent than in the chore/expectation sector of the world. Who does what? How do we breakdown the items that no one gets paid for, the laundry, the dishes, the chores. The drudgery that keeps a house running forward.
While we've already discussed chores some on this blog, I thought that this article was worth reading. It's interesting to see just how much chores and helping out are predicated on a national level. That the expectations of one culture is very different than another.
I'm finishing up 'Blessing of a Skinned Knee,' which focuses it's ideas on a Jewish perspective. Hopefully it will have something nice to add to the conversation.
As EG is nearing in on 2 years old, I'm amazed at the things she's learned. She knows where the trash can is, and she is capable of doing so much more than I think we ask of her. It's hard though, to facilitate her being able to do things herself.
One step at a time, right?