The German Parenting Model With The Dad Podcast


Everyone has their own style of parenting.

We're not just talking about each individual parent, but also each culture.

Germany, for example, has a very unique style that is generally referred to as the German Model.

The German Model clearly stresses things differently than we do here in the U.S.

Justin Worsham of The Dad Podcast read the book Achtung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Childrenwhich is all about the German Model.

Justin explained a portion of what he learned from it: "The thing I love the most about the German Model is their outlook on education. They don't care so much about academics, but more about kids learning to co-exist with one another, playing outdoors, and developing a curiosity for learning. Which, when you think about it, becomes nuclear fusion for learning. It makes learning sustainable, and would support the argument I hear from many parents, that the American Schools are more focused on 'teaching to the test' and memorizing facts instead of creating engaging learning experiences."

Justin also found that the German Model is, in many ways, more hands off.  They limit discipline and allow their child to have negative experiences.  Not because they don't care, but because they believe that the life experiences will teach their children more than time in a classroom.

Learn more about the book at Huffington Post and more about the German Model at Time

To hear more of Justin's take on the German Parenting Model, and other parenting topics, you can check out all of his stuff at The Dad Podcast

Check out his latest episode with Steve King about Justin fort progress, cursing kids, and what our Dads couldn't get away with today.


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