Regardless of the culture, having a baby is a magical and beautiful moment that women dream of. Each culture however, has a unique style of raising children. In the documentary film “Babies” the director takes the viewers on a journey with four families of different cultures as the embark on having and raising a child. The goal of this paper is to correlate and understand the culture and development of Bayarjagai and his family to the developmental norms of other cultures. Bayarjagai and his family is Mongolian and are primarily a nomadic herding family. Family composition
It is a largely male dominant culture. Mongolian men have many wives. The legal age for marriage is 18 year old and the young Mongolian is choosing their partners with or without the consent of their parents. Mongolian families usually are large with average of 4 and more children. Mothers with 5 children are awarded as honored mother. Family assessment
Daily responsibilities are divided evenly among family members and no one person’s work is considered more important than another’s. Traditionally, men take care of horses, that are provided foods for the family. Women’s responsibilities include cooking, taking care of the children and making clothing. Traditionally, the eldest son would inherit the father’s possessions and become the head of the household. Members of the family are living very closely and maintain a good relationship. There are culturally influenced on childbearing and childrearing, fathers and mothers involve actively in the care of children. Strange and bizarre to see how a mother is care for her baby by suction mucus in the nose of the baby with her mouth. Children play in the ground barefoot and naked that could be unacceptable in many cultures. Playing is most important activity for the children. In Mongolian culture, the mother and the father educate their children according their experiences. Parents don’t get enough attention about child’s safety. For a child, the first big celebration is the first haircut, usually at an age between three to five year old. “Breastfeeding is the norm for the Mongolian. They breastfeed their children anywhere at anytime and for at least 6 year old. If a woman ‘s breast are engorged and her baby is not there or at her hand, she can go around and ask a family member of any age or sex, if they would like to drink.” According a journal title Peaceful parenting : Breastfeeding in Mongolian published by Unicef in August 2009. Parenting Styles
The three parenting style are authoritarian, permissive and authoritative. Their differ in some particular areas of parenting such as , the amount of nurturing a child receives and how their behavior are controlled. Authoritarian parenting is the mostly used and children who are submissive to their parents without question characterize it. These children trust their parent to lead them in the right direction. The parent view authoritarian parenting as a way of showing concern and involvement. Physical Assessment
Nursing Physical assessment is one of the most powerful instruments that unify people from all over the world by identical information obtained in a corporeal examination, detailed examination of the body from head to toe by the techniques of observation inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation It has many definitions and it can be considered as the cultural physical assessment of many babies from many countries such as Japanese, white American, African, and Mongolian. The Mongolian babies have played a significant physical characteristic body shape in that aspect by their puffy faces, flat cheeks, black hair, their normal encephalic head, normal gait that are look very healthy and active baby and that is very healthy infant stage of growth and development. Environment
Mongolia is surrounded on all borders by the Republic of China to the south, east, and west, and Russia to the north. The climate of Mongolia ranges from harshly...
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