What can we learn about parenting from Slovenia, Macedonia and France? A lot, it turns out.
This is all part of a series called Follow the Leader. In our increasingly interconnected and competitive world, countries, people, cultures and ideas that once reigned supreme are being challenged by newcomers to the world stage. And we have a lot to learn from one another.
Poor countries have a lot to teach rich countries about innovation. Kids can be smarter than adults. Teachers from the poorest school systems can make the best educators.
Today we are going to discard some all-too-easy generalizations and cultural stereotypes and investigate parenting norms outside of the U.S. that Big Think experts such as Pamela Druckerman offer up in clear, actionable, and indeed humble, lessons.