African Parenting Styles We Like

Written by Julia Austin


Morning family meetings

One blogger from Chad shared his experiences growing up in an African household. Every morning, the entire family would gather around the father, who would assign each child his tasks for the day, and share his own schedule with the children. These morning meetings sort of give the feeling that the family is a small business: each person feels responsible for something, but understands every member is working just as hard. It could reinforce in the children’s minds that the family is a strong unit.