Essay On Child Rearing

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The child rearing process in African American families differ from those raised in White American families. Black families culture have a strong sense of traditions far more than their white counterparts. Although the two cultures are very different in many ways there are a significant amount of similarities between the two in their child rearing process African Americans have a good percentage of single parent households which is mostly the mother without the father. In the journal by (Gooddrum, 2012), ‘According to the 2009 United States Census, 67% of youth in the United States are living in single-parent households.’ This makes it hard on the family and they are in a position of poverty. It is tough on a single parent…show more content…
They have to be taught right from wrong in a harsher way than other cultures. According to (Coley, 2014), ‘Results revealed that more physical discipline experienced in both early and late childhood predicted higher externalizing behaviors when youth were in 11th grade, with a stronger association for White in comparison with African American youth.’ African Americans will spank and punish our kids when they are disobedient. White American cultures don’t believe in chastising their kids. They would rather try alternate methods such as time out or counting to a certain number in order for the child to behave. Many of them spare the rod and spoil the child, meaning spoil them rotten and give them what they want. Many of their children don’t know what a spanking or punishment. Their children do a lot of talking back to them when they are told to do something. It makes you wonder at times who’s the parent and who is the child. Back in the day our mothers would give us that certain look and we knew to stop doing what we were doing. There’s also White Americans that have many children, but I think they are minority compared to Blacks. According to (Coconi, 2013), ‘in a 2002 study by the American Sociological Association, it showed that a large number of African American mothers take the authoritarian approach to parenting when compared to their white, middle-class counterparts.’ Many of African American’s and White American’s don’t have the same beliefs when it comes to child rearing. They’re easy going with their children than we are. Our child rearing techniques
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