Parenting around the world

Parenting is not the same in every part of the world. Heck, not even in every household in your own town. And that's okay. We learn from each other. Because somewhere in the middle is the best way to raise a kid. Take a look at these 11 parenting styles around the world. You might not agree with all of them. But every culture brings its own rules and morals to the mix. #aroundtheworld #family #fatherhood #kids #motherhood #parenting

It's not uncommon for parents to look forward to that one moment. That moment your kid decides to sleep through the whole night. Finally! Nevertheless you'll still wake up a few times that night. Just because you are used to. I have read this a few times, and the one linked to this post (find it in the bio) explains it again. Sleeping through the night is a matter of definition. As a parent you consider a good night's sleep as at least 8 hours of rest. But for your baby it's a mere 5 hours. So putting your baby to sleep at 7 in the evening, it will wake up around midnight. And yes. Again at 5 in the morning. The brutal truth is that your kid shouldn't be sleeping through until they go to school! The reason your kid will probably wake up a few times at night, is because it wants to be fed. According to the World Health Organization @who, babies should drink breastmilk up to 2 years old. And feeding during the night is still important in this period. It will help with their growth and development. #baby #breastmilk #fatherhood #mydaughter #parent

More than 80% of children have an online presence by the age of two. That's the result of a UK report from OFCOM. In the world of "sharenting" (terrible name) the average parent has shared 1500 images of their kid before they turn 5. I think it's fair to say we are all proud of our little ones. But we should be warned about the dangers of over-sharing. As it could pose risks to our children. In the UK their are working on the "right to be forgotten". Where children can ask online platforms to delete their pictures. But it might be too late then. So think about the kids before you post that cute, but maybe slightly embarrassing, picture. #adviceforparents #consent #fatherhood #growingup #parenthood

Without getting too much into politics. This video of AJ+ @ajplus explains a trend that is visible worldwide. Apparently humans are getting fewer children. To keep populations stable in industrialized countries, we need to have 2.1 babies. But those numbers are lower in the US and Europe. And in Japan these numbers seem to be the lowest with just 1.41 babies per woman. It's not a matter of infertility, but it's a clear choice. As we become more focused on our careers, gaining more money, getting a better health. We tend to live longer, and just have less babies. #children #fatherhood #future #japan #kids

Hacking the classic blue Ikea bag is a thing nowadays. Today I came across this hack, specially made for Father's Day, on request of @fatherlyhq. It's the convertible diaper bag for dad (and moms too). Christian Lee from DadSews @dadsews provides the tutorial. #dadsews #diaper #diaperbag #father #fatherhood

Whether you're a fan or not. We can all agree that Sistine @sistinestallone has a badass but proud father @officialslystallone. #celebrity #dad #daughter #father #fatherhood

I love the contrast between those two. My respect for @therock grew a lot these last years. The man seems to be in a happy mood all the time. He's tries to be an inspiration to all his fans. And I believe he succeeds very well. Let's hope this presidency is for real. #daugther #dwaynejohnson #father #fatherhood #kid

"I treat my wife as an employee whom I cannot fire". It's rather sad. Albert Einstein's family paid the price for his genius. He had the ability to tune out all distractions while he was working. Unfortunately that also included his wife and children. It might seem funny to read he presented his wife with a contract (similar to Sheldon's relationship agreement). But his son is quoted saying: "Probably the only project he ever gave up on was me." #alberteinstein #family #fatherhood #genius #parent

Written by a mother's point of view, I don't really see it differently as a father. Make time for each other, make sure you feel and look your best and never forget to keep communicating in a relationship. But these things take time as well. So my advice. Don't stress it. As long as you both know what's needed, things will fall in place again soon. Photo by @thehivemag #advice #fatherhood #kids #linkinbio #marriage

Ryan Reynolds @vancityreynolds is probably the funniest dad on Twitter. We agree. Picture by @piaget. #dad #dadpool #deadpool #fatherhood #funny

Scientific studies rarely take our side. But that doesn't change the reason why your wife, the mother of your children, is awake every night. Besides the midnight feedings, or throw ups, the multiple nature calls, or just your snoring throughout the night. Your spouse is just worrying about the family. Again. #family #fatherhood #insomnia #kids #parenthood

Good advice for a mother, is good advice for any parent. Parenting is a complex task. Nobody said it would be easy. Here are 10 habits to shape a kind, well-adjusted child. #father #fatherhood #habits #kid #me