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Grandparents as Nanny: is it good for the child? (Journey to China No. 3)

You cannot miss them in the streets. Those grandparents with their little grandchildren. Or better to say grandchild. It is always one child only. Their look after their grandchild. Care for their grandchildren while the parents of the grandchild have to work.

One could say that this is wonderful for the parents, because they …………..

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Communicating food and meals by photos in web 2.0 (part 2)

Perhaps you remember what I posted yesterday on communicating food and meals via web 2.0. Here you will find more aspects:

 

  •  if you also show your friends dining together with you, that you are socially well accepted, and that you are insofar successful.
  • Relating this to the change in family structure at least in Germany you can see that families in Germany get smaller and the dining tables grow bigger.
  • If people comment this in social media with „LIKE“ they ………..
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 Systemic thinking: psychotherapy in China

The German-Chinese Academy of Psychotherapy DCAP organises qualified training in psychotherapy in China since more than 20 years. Collegues from Germany go to China to train there. And Chinese collegues from China come to Germany to be trained here and to work as psychotherapists. There is a very interesting study on basic differences in thinking on cultural boundaries, family structure / relationship and intervention. The results of this study are not only interesting for psychotherapists, but also to everybody who is interested in these issues concerning intercultural communication.

Please feel free ……….

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More relevant factors of psychotherapy in China

Family (fealty) and the one-child policy: Family has always been strong in China and from an early age, family loyalty is seen as crucial to survival in the future, as one generation relies on the next for support in old age or infirmity. The one-child policy has dramatically affected the Chinese people’s experience and the lives of families. Under the one-child policy there comes an increased insecurity amongst the elderly and the young alike. Parents put enormous pressure on this one child from an early age to conform to educational expectations, moral responsibility, and the work ethic. In the past, maybe five or six children would have shared the burden, but today that is no longer true; single children feel the increasing need to make a success of life in order to care for their parents later. Cousins become brothers and sisters, which is an adaptive social support, but they cannot share the parental burden as each has their own.

The one-child rule is not rigid: one can have more than one child, but the state only recognises the first child as the recipient of state benefits and schooling freedom. Additional children become a financial burden to the parents. Girls are not appreciated in the family in the same way ………………

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Behaviour patterns and Confucianism

Confucianism does encourage certain types of behavior while discouraging other types of behavior in the pursuit of harmony. All has to do with family life  and hierarchy in families. And of course the corresponding tradition.

Chinese society seems to be highly paternalistic. which obviously can be seen by looking at typical family behaviour patterns und of course patterns of body expression. And the herewith connected way of body contact, gender relationship and seuality……………..

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Confucianism and the Family

by George A. De Vos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is a very interesting book for those who want to explore more and deeper the relationsship of old traditions and family life in Japan. You will see how important the Confucianism was for establishing and regualting family and social life. Up to now. By reading you will …………………………..

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Confuzius, family life, industrial revolution and the body

Probably you know it already, this kind of family orientated society and culture is closely bound to moralism. This is based on the old Confuzian tradition which requests a lot from the person concerning it´s daily life, it´s social behavior and the manner how one relates to one another.

So it is not a surprise that people in China try to control themselves and obey social and cultural norms. Furthermore they try to respect others whom they are related to and take care of people who are of interest to them. In addition to this “they develop and maintain interpersonal relationship ( guan xi ) with modest and polite attitude”.

To make it short: continues practices of this Confuzian habit to live …………………..

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Another field of bridging between cultures

Yesterday I talked about the obvious fields of transference and bridging. There’s another powerful field of transference namely: The very personal experience of each us, which all of us experience as western and eastern people. I think of one´s own experience in childhood and in the here and now. Besides cultural and social influences there is a very personal development of each person in his family. It is the very specific way someone is related to his mother, to his father, his brothers and sisters. To all his family.

By that experience the cultural and social influences are so to say broken down………………….

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