Discussion 1

Culture and Parenting

Ashford University Discussion

Professionals working with children and families typically receive cultural competency training; however, such training rarely includes the influence of culture on family dynamics and child rearing practices (Johnson, Radesky, & Zuckerman 2013). As a professional working with diverse families it is important to consider the influence of culture on parenting. For this discussion, you will be evaluating “How much of how we parent is dictated by our culture?”

* It is important to note that cultural patterns do not represent all people in a community.*

Begin by reading Chapter 6 of your course text and Promoting Healthy Parenting Practices Across Cultural Groups: A CDC Research Brief. Then address the following:

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