Parenting is the process of acting like a mother or father to a child and providing/promoting them with emotional and physical support .
I interviewed an African (form a community called Gusii in Kenya) elder who resides in our town and his family has been living here for the ten hundred years. This gave me the insights of parenting in this community.
At the age of thirty (after circumcision and marriage), religiously boys were involved in the religious activities with elder in the community.
In first generation, activities included the wrestling at twenty in boys where as girls were collecting firewood and smearing of the mud houses.
In the fist generation, breastfeeding was done until another baby is born. This was believed to boost the immunity of the child.
The boys could sit around a fire pot in the evenings and get lessons from the elders. The girls also received the same from the grand mothers and mothers. Proverbs and tales were usually used.
Cohort factor are the factors brought about by fact that individuals are born about the same time and that they are exposed to the same events in the society. They include introduction of missionary schools in the community that attracted a large number .
Divorce affects parenting. The child lacks the bringing up by both parents and thus his or her character seems too be inclined to one side parenting.
Cohort factors cause are a challenge to researchers in conducting a cross sectional study for the challenge of separating the developmental challenges from cohort effects during the examination of the wide range of ages.
Children development social skills are affected by the nature of their family and the external environment together with early education experiences. A child finds love and forms attachment with the people who protect care for him in the society.
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