Question by  earl (12)

What are parental attitudes toward child-rearing in Germany?


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

For children under the age of three, childcare is consider the parents responsibility, especially the mother's task. For children over the age of three, it is expected that they will be in preschool to gain socialization and in preparation for school. For children in school, parents are expected to supervise homework and cooperate with teachers.


Answer by  timmsa (577)

In Germany people have babies later in life when they are older. And the older people have an old school thought. spoil the child and they will turn out better.


Answer by  rbiales (3441)

German parenting tends to be strict and orderly, with children being treated as adults at a far younger age than in the United States. Of course, this depends on which group of ethnic Germans.


Answer by  Israel48 (70)

Although the wall is down, parental views vary between those living in the eastern part of German from those in the West. East German parents tend to be conservative and protective. The traditional values are instilled there is a tendency to limit their children's freedom of decision making no doubt due to the social upheavals experienced throughout the years.

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