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100 1  LeVine, Robert A.|q(Robert Alan),|d1932-|eauthor. 
245 10 Do parents matter? :|bwhy Japanese babies sleep soundly, 
       Mexican siblings don't fight, and American parents should 
       just relax /|cRobert A. LeVine and Sarah LeVine. 
250    First edition. 
263    1606 
264  1 New York :|bPublicAffairs,|c[2016] 
300    xxiii, 238 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :
       |billustrations ;|c22 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-222) and 
505 0  We the parents: a worldwide perspective -- Parent-blaming 
       in America -- Expecting: pregnancy and birth -- Infant 
       care: a world of questions... and some answers -- Mother 
       and infant: face-to-face or skin-to-skin? -- Sharing child
       care: Mom is not enough -- Training toddlers: talking, 
       toileting, tantrums, and tasks -- Childhood: school, 
       responsibility, and control -- Precocious children: 
       cultural priming by parents and others -- Conclusions. 
520    "In some parts of northwestern Nigeria, mothers studiously
       avoid making eye contact with their babies. Some Chinese 
       parents go out of their way to seek confrontation with 
       their toddlers. Japanese parents almost universally co-
       sleep with their infants, sometimes continuing to share a 
       bed with them until age ten. Yet all these parents are as 
       likely as Americans to have loving relationships with 
       happy children. If these practices seem bizarre, or their 
       results seem counterintuitive, it's not necessarily 
       because other cultures have discovered the keys to 
       understanding children. It might be more appropriate to 
       say there are no keys-but Americans are driving themselves
       crazy trying to find them. When we're immersed in news 
       articles and scientific findings proclaiming the 
       importance of some factor or other, we often miss the 
       bigger picture: that parents can only affect their 
       children so much. Robert and Sarah LeVine, married 
       anthropologists at Harvard University, have spent their 
       lives researching parenting across the globe-starting with
       a trip to visit the Hausa people of Nigeria as newlyweds 
       in 1969. Their decades of original research provide a new 
       window onto the challenges of parenting and the ways that 
       it is shaped by economic, cultural, and familial 
       traditions. Their ability to put our modern struggles into
       global and historical perspective should calm many a 
       nervous mother or father's nerves. It has become a truism 
       to say that American parents are exhausted and 
       overstressed about the health, intelligence, happiness, 
       and success of their children. But as Robert and Sarah 
       LeVine show, this is all part of our culture. And a look 
       around the world may be just the thing to remind us that 
       there are plenty of other choices to make"--|cProvided by 
650  0 Parenting|vCross-cultural studies. 
650  0 Child rearing|vCross-cultural studies. 
650  0 Child development|vCross-cultural studies. 
650  0 Families|vCross-cultural studies. 
650  0 Ethnopsychology. 
700 1  LeVine, Sarah,|d1940-|eauthor. 
776 08 |iOnline version:|aLeVine, Robert Alan, 1932- author.|tDo 
       parents matter?|bFirst edition.|dNew York : PublicAffairs,
       [2016]|z9781610397247|w(DLC)  2016021480 
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