Parenting in a Diverse World

No two families are alike, so how can parenting ideas apply universally? Turns out parental warmth balanced with rules works in cultures around the world. Researchers also found parenting practices matter more than family structure. While there are benefits to having two parents in the home, strong relationships matter more than anything else. Two areas where parents need to think about messages they’re sending is LGBTQIA acceptance and respect for other races and ethnicities. This prepares teens for an increasingly diverse world. Knowing you’re accepting of people also makes them feel safer that they’ll be loved just as they are. 

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About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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