Immigration, Acculturation and Parenting

Marc H. Bornstein, PhD and Yvonne Bohr, PhD, Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development (April 2011)

Parenting occupies a central node in the nexus between culture and adaptive human development. While parents in all societies are expected to nurture and protect young children, culture influences a wide array of family functions including roles, decision-making patterns, and cognitions and practices related to childrearing and child development. Parenting may be subjected to complex transformations when families emigrate from one society to settle in another.

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