Vol. 2 No. 3 (2020): Family Life Education
Thematic articles

An Analytical Review of Cross Cultural Child-Rearing and Care Practices: A Special Reference to India

Published November 30, 2020
Prasun Sharma
Department of Teacher Education, National Council of Educational Research and Training (India)
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Sharma, P. (2020). An Analytical Review of Cross Cultural Child-Rearing and Care Practices: A Special Reference to India. Central European Journal of Educational Research, 2(3), 7–18. https://doi.org/10.37441/CEJER/2020/2/3/8525

Child-rearing is an individualist, social and cultural process. This paper proposes that Child-Rearing has invariable characteristics and huge diversity. It has been considered that cultural perspective may contribute to the understanding of such multiple forms of child-rearing. The present paper provides an analytical account of dominant factors of child-rearing and caring. The factors selection is done by reviewing the articles which have either more than 50 Google scholar citations or are indexed in top-class journals. It also aims to ascertain whether or not Indian child-rearing intrinsically has something different in its practices and which child-rearing patterns are global and common among all the countries. This article took majorly dominating factors in the area of child-rearing and provided a qualitative comparative account of India especially in relation to the world. Some factors are individualistic as parental attitude and the parent-child relationship. But the study found that corporal punishments, socialization and cultural factors have a strong impact on child-rearing. Altogether these factors affect the cognitive skills of children. The study will give a critical overview of child-rearing patterns in India and across the globe, which would be helpful for policymakers to create new policies and act accordingly.