Small asserts that our ideas about how to raise our kids are as much a result of our culture as our biology, and that, in fact, many of the values we place on child-rearing practices are based in culture rather than biology. Small writes, "Every act by parents, every goal that molds that act, has a foundation in what is appropriate for that particular culture. In this sense, no parenting style is 'right' and no style is 'wrong.' It is appropriate or inappropriate only according to the culture." Our Babies, Ourselves is a wonderful read for anyone interested in the social sciences, and will be especially meaningful to those swept up in the wild adventure of parenting. --Ericka Lutz --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I read this book during my wife's pregnancy. Our daughter was born last month, and this book was a great resource during the entire pregnancy and childbirth process.Published 27 days ago by Kevin Walters
Excellent information. Gives you an evolutionary view on what shaped Han birth and how culture has changed itPublished 1 month ago by Naren
Made a lot of sense to me. There is a lot of criticism of the American approach to baby upbringing, but that's becuase of the author. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Vera Pasynkova
received as expected book was in great condition like newPublished 8 months ago by William Marcavage
This book is completely fascinating, and completely reassuring (for me, at least, as a pregnant lady). Read morePublished 8 months ago by CPaice