#52: Contrasting Parenting Across Time
This narrative highlights how parenting styles change over time. In 1870, when society had more simple ways of seeing the world, parenting differed significantly from the nurturing practices we observe today. This great-great-grandfather ran away from home when he was only five years old, but it took the family two whole weeks before they decided to start a search.
We certainly notice that parenting practices in the past and present differ from one another. While today’s parents attempt to provide a secure and sheltered environment for their children, it is fascinating to recognize the resilience and self-discovery that once marked the journey of a young child venturing into the world alone.