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Variations in parenting attitudes and styles are evident among the diverse cultural groups in the United States. There are four ethnic groups that have distinctive characteristics. There are many variables relating to parenting practices in any ethnic or cultural group. Select one of the groups and respond to the following:

1. Describe the characteristics of parenting behaviors and behavioral patterns for the ethnic or cultural group chosen.
2. What stereotypes exist regarding the ethnic or cultural group you have chosen?
3. Have you encountered parents from this or other cultures? What were your opinions and attitudes as you compared your philosophy of parenting with theirs?
4. Has your reading/knowledge of this cultural group changed/influenced your thoughts and opinions?
5. How has/will this learning influence your interactions with parents and children in the future?

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1. Describe the characteristics of parenting behaviors and behavioral patterns for the ethnic or cultural group chosen.

I chose the Native American parenting style. This group endorses the idea that parents teach by modeling and doing. Children are often given the liberties or freedom to learn from their mistakes. In terms of parenting, a collaborative approach is typically used with extended family such as grandparents, aunts, and ...

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