Babies Documentary Analysis

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Judgment today has arguably become an overly abused power. The implications that it has had on people, especially with parents has now led to parents beginning to question what makes a good parent and keeps them from goes against societal norms. Fortunately, the documentary, Babies, helps put these issues and judgments to rest for the most part. The film does a formidable job at analyzing the parenting styles of four families from various cultural backgrounds across the globe. The four families depicted in the film come from Tokyo, Mongolia, Namibia, and San Francisco. What makes the film so compelling is that it takes raw footage of a parent’s teaching style, no matter the limit, and amplifies it in a way that almost renders judgments of parenting …show more content…
At the playground in the States, for instance, the father wanted his daughter to experience going down a slide on a scooter, which is great since new experiences can have a dramatic impact on preferences in later stages of development. However, when the child went head-first into the sandpit, the father realized that he probably should have been at the end to slow her down, since she did not know how to stop herself. This mistake does not automatically mean that father is a bad parent. It just means that the father forgot that he should have tried teaching his child how to safely go down the slide and course her through the experience slowly. The beauty of parenting, though, is that there is always room for improvement.

In conclusion, the documentary, Babies, does an impressive job at analyzing the parenting styles of four families from various cultural backgrounds across the globe. In support of the idea that although parents from Namibia and Japan stay each to their own in coursing their child through development, sufficient evidence in developing patterns and learning abilities have successfully shown that parents are by no way means incapable of being good parents regardless of the circumstances or environments their children are raised

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