When African parents emigrate to countries such as the U.S. and U.K. the different cultural customs can cause problems. Especially when it comes to raising children in the new host country. Do you raise them according to how one was brought up in Africa or do you raise them in a more ‘Western’ manner? There are many types of parenting in the West and in Africa but it’s fair to say they come from different standpoints. Many in the West would say many aspects of African parenting are quite harsh and Africans would say that western parenting styles are too liberal. Of course there are pros and cons to both camps. The question is how does one strike the right balance?
Here’s an article and pod cast on Pamela Stitch’s website. It’s an interview with Dr. Adekemi Oguntola, a doctor and blogger, discussing aspects of this subject and relating it to teenagers.