An Expat Parent Talks about Raising Kids in
Bank of River Thames Overlooking Canary Wharf
One expat in the UK shares her views on parenting in England. She feels that parents in the UK enjoy the involvement of family and extended family. And, commented that domestic help is readily accessible and affordable.
What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
How is being a parent in your destination country different than in your home country?
Very independent parenting, without much family support network.
However, a key strength in UK is the high level of involvement from the national health service, where infants get regular visits from a home visitor, reminders for vaccinations.
A weak point is that there is no ready access to a paedetrician. Every service or check up is required to go through a nurse / GP first, before you get a referral to a Paed.
What are the strengths of your home culture's parenting style? What are the weaknesses?
High family and extended family involvement. Domestic help is readily accessible and affordable.
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