My friend Rachel is a child psychotherapist She has just spent ten years in Switzerland and during that time contributed to many radio discussions for World Radio Switzerland. In this one, the discussion centres on how to manage everybody’s expectations in a family when a child wants to grow up too quickly, perhaps when they want to wear something inappropriate or watch a film or play a video game that has been deemed too old for them.
Children are different and so are parents’ attitudes and mores, not just in families but across cultures and economies. In some cultures what is expected of a child and the responsibility a child takes are very different to what might be expected in the Europe, and in some parts of the world children have to ‘grow up’ more quickly because of poverty. This program discusses the issue in the context of Europe.
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