In recent years, people are increasingly showing interest in how foreigners live. A separate issue is the education of children.
Someone so striking differences that they want to tell the world about it. People are writing books or articles, shoot video, blog.
If many foreigners still think that in Russia bears walk cities with accordion and in the fur cap, what does that say about parenting?
Unfortunately, most people think in stereotypes, and they really believe that living in Russia is a nation of savages. Only those who has ever been in our country change their mind on the opposite.
Foreign mothers understand that they can learn from parents from Russia, although some of the rules is still around.
Below are 10 rules of parenting, which abroad did not even hear.
10. Clothing for the weather
Mom from Russia is very worried about the health of their children. They are partly right, the weather here is often not happy. Women try to wrap their child, arguing that the phrase "Just froze." They put on the child's tights, a warm hat and pants, shoes, even when the window is a plus.
Abroad are rarely cold, so the clothes are much easier. No surprise that the children walk down the street in an unbuttoned jacket or without a cap, although sometimes it was cool.
In some European countries parents when choosing clothes fully rely on the opinion of the child. Who is right? Here there is no consensus. For the child's body is very harmful and hypothermia and overheating.
Dress your child for the weather and not shock foreigners. Even the Russian people surprised moms who wear baby like the North pole, and they choose clothes for the weather.
9. Attitude to the Pope
Russian dad do little children, their main task is to provide for the family. Abroad it's different. A child involved both parents equally, or one who earns less.
Again, abroad women in a hurry to go to work. In Russia there is no such. The low level of salaries does not allow the women to send their children to a private kindergarten or to hire a nanny, so many are forced to stay at home as long as do not give place in the public garden.
Russian children are used to seeing dad only on weekends or even less frequently. But they are happy to spend time with their fathers, I rejoice at every play date, every book.
8. Proper nutrition
Foreign moms, nutrition is much easier than Russian mothers. Of course, do not forget that each state has its own customs and traditions, its own national cuisine. That's only in some countries, children can easily have lunch pizza, pita bread with fillings and other "adult" dishes.
Russian mom prepared every morning porridge. If the child does not want to eat it, he is forced or persuaded. For lunch – soup, which the child also has to eat.
It is clear that women do so well. They are right to feed your baby will need proper and healthy food, but to insist is not necessary. Foreign mother will never "get" of the child if he doesn't want to eat.
7. The attitude of the grandparents
Russia decided to rely on their parents. Even when the kids are over 30, they can always ask for help from mom and dad. Many believe that grandparents are required to sit with their grandchildren.
Foreigners are in this respect absolutely other opinion. Grandparents they are either working or busy with their personal life. And nobody there thought that they should hang out with her grandchildren.
Russian grandmother – is a separate issue. If they don't want to have children, then against them may turn against the whole world. "Why, grandma? It should...", — approximately so thinks every second Russian.
Although, due to the extension of the retirement age in Russia will soon be a similar situation. Parents will have to rely only on themselves.
6. Attitude towards walking
Russian mothers know that walks are very good for health. Women from other countries are very surprised when they hear that children are walking even in the cold and rain.
While in Europe, mom is also aware of the need of walks and try not to ignore them. But in America and some Asian countries children all day can sit at home, even if the street is beautiful weather.
In Russia, with the child walking two times a day. Summer moms take away their children to the country, where they are from morning to evening are on the street. Walking positively affect the health of the child, so Russian mothers should be commended.
Recently, Russia became a very popular educational classes. The baby can't walk yet, but he's dragged into "razvivashki". Mothers want their children to grow decent people, educated, learned to sing, to dance, to skate.
They offer your child to walk in different circles and school development. From an early age, the child is loaded with studies. All these studies aimed at the development of skills and talents. This is not a game, and full training.
Abroad common another point of view. Mothers think that don't need to overtax the child. He'll have time when you get a little older.
Every mother wants her baby to be healthy, but childhood diseases are inevitable. Russian female at the first sneeze will show the child the doctor, then put him to bed and to drink medicines.
Foreign mothers (and doctors) treat children's diseases are much calmer. If the child has a high fever, but he feels good, no one puts him to bed. Child can play, to move freely around the house.
Of course, it all depends on the principles of treatment. For example, at the border of a small child will not prescribe expectorants, in Russia, on the contrary I believe that a cough should not be ignored. We have decided to care for the sick, sympathize with them, especially if they are children.
Russian mothers love their babies, they not trying to raise robots that will obey their creators. Good or bad? Let each for himself will answer this question.
Russian children are allowed to watch adult transfer, run through puddles, get out of the table even when the rest of the family haven't eaten yet.
Many foreigners find Russian children very rude. They say you can't spoil their child, otherwise the child can "sit on the neck".
In several European countries children are brought up in rigor, trying to treat them as adults. Mom from Russia, in contrast, want to extend the child childhood.
Russia attaches great importance to society. As soon as the child first comes to the Playground, the mother begins to teach him how to behave.
"Give the boy a toy he'll play", "don't hurt the girl. She you knocked? Do not worry." About such phrases a child hears. It are taught from childhood to be part of society, whereas abroad each child is a person, the individual.
Russian children know to behave around, or else you become the object of discussions and gossip. Don't forget that everything is good in moderation. No need to make the child selfish. Parents need to teach him to defend their interests and to ignore the opinions of others.
1. Attitude toward "adult child"
In Western countries, when a child becomes an adult, he needs to leave home. It is believed that the parents gave the child everything we needed and now he needs to start his own life.
In Russia no one is surprised if "child" has long been over 40, and he still lives with his parents. If you believe the statistics, ancestral home of Russian children leave in about 30 years. Of course, all individually.
The question now is that parents from Russia never say to your "adult child" that it's time to move out. They are ready to bear full responsibility for training and even career of their child.