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The Experience Of Intercultural Parenting In Australia, Coonjbeeharry (Dharam) Bhugun Jan 2016

The Experience Of Intercultural Parenting In Australia, Coonjbeeharry (Dharam) Bhugun

Theses

The growth of immigration, globalisation, social diversity, and advances in global technology have contributed to an increase in intercultural relationships and parenting in Australia. Much of the Australian research has focussed on parenting styles among different cultural groups and the impact on children, rather than the experiences of the parents. This research sought to address this gap.

This study aimed to explore the experiences of intercultural parents raising their children together. It sought to explore the challenges and strategies parents applied in negotiating cultural differences in their parenting approaches, as well as the strengths and opportunities of intercultural parenting. The ...