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30 Things American Parents Do That Would Shock the Rest of the World

Women's Health Logo By Tehrene Firman of Women's Health | Slide 1 of 31: When you grow up a certain way, it's easy to assume that other people were raised like you were—and are now bringing up their own kids the same way you are. Not so much. In fact, people around the world look at some American parenting habits and think, "Whoa. So that's how they do it." Here are just a few American parenting practices that the rest of the world probably finds strange.

When you grow up a certain way, it's easy to assume that other people were raised like you were—and are now bringing up their own kids the same way you are. Not so much. In fact, people around the world look at some American parenting habits and think, "Whoa. So that's how they do it." Here are just a few American parenting practices that the rest of the world probably finds strange.

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