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How Inuit Parents Teach Kids to Control Their Anger


Michaeleen Doucleff recently published an article through the NPR based on conversations with Inuit families and researchers like Jean Briggs. Michaeleen found that traditional Inuit parenting is incredibly nurturing and tender. The culture views scolding — or even speaking to children in an angry voice — as inappropriate. Instead, they use role playing and storytelling to teach children. Oral stories used are passed down from one generation of Inuit to the next, designed to sculpt kids’ behaviors in the moment.