SYPM 007: Parenting Across Cultural Divides

parenting across cultures, cross-cultural parenting

In this episode we hear from Denise, who claims to have listened to every Your Parenting Mojo episode…

Denise is a Filipina living in Madrid, and the intentional, respectful parenting style she’s chosen to use is somewhat out of place in both cultures.  She wanted to chat about what to do when her daughter is having some big feelings out in public, and a well-meaning senior citizen approaches and says directly to her daughter: “You shouldn’t cry, because you look ugly when you cry.”

We talk through the immediate issue, as well as all the layers underneath that question, on this episode.  And Denise’s children make a surprise guest appearance at the end!

You can find Denise on Facebook at

About the author, Jen

Jen Lumanlan (M.S., M.Ed.) hosts the Your Parenting Mojo podcast (, which examines scientific research related to child development through the lens of respectful parenting.

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