Parenting Without Borders

Parenting Without Borders
By Christine Gross-Loh PH.D (May 2, 2013)
Retail Price $17.00
Amazon Price: $12.10

Book Description: 

Research reveals that American kids lag behind in academic achievement, happiness, and wellness. Christine Gross-Loh exposes culturally determined norms we have about “good parenting,” and asks, Are there parenting strategies other countries are getting right that we are not? This book takes us across the globe and examines how parents successfully foster resilience, creativity, independence, and academic excellence in their children. Illuminating the surprising ways in which culture shapes our parenting practices, Gross-Loh offers objective, research-based insight such as:

  • Co-sleeping may promote independence in kids.
  • “Hoverparenting” can damage a child’s resilience.
  • Finnish children, who rank among the highest academic achievers, enjoy multiple recesses a day.
  • Our obsession with self-esteem may limit a child’s potential.



Living in America, we classically think the way we do things is the best way, including how we parent.  This book helps us to take a global view of parenting by showing us what parenting success looks like in other countries.  I found this to be very enlightening and actually life changing. The author gives several hands-on examples of how other cultures raise calm, smart, respectful children. I learned a lot and began implementing some of the strategies in my own family with great success.

~Reviewed by Allie B.



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