An Exploratory Study to Assess Cultural Child Rearing practices among women in a Selected Rural Community, Ludhiana, Punjab
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Background of the study
Child rearing (CR) refers to bringing-up of children by parents or parent substitutes. It is probably the most challenging responsibility for a mother during her child's infancy. Child rearing consists of practices that are grounded in cultural patterns and beliefs. The traditional practices are time honored rituals and beliefs which are prevalent in a community and they may pertain to a wide range of activities.
Purpose of the study
The purpose of the study is to assess the cultural child rearing practices and prepare pamphlets to enhance healthy child rearing practices among women of village Paddi, Ludhiana, Punjab.
Materials and methods
An exploratory study was conducted in village Paddi, Ludhiana, Punjab. The target population of study was women having children age group 0–5 years in Village Paddi Ludhiana, Punjab. 100 women were selected by purposive sampling technique. Data was collected from women by using Semi-Structured Interview Schedule. Data was analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics and presented through tables and figures.
Interpretation and Conclusion
Findings revealed that 100% women were following cultural child rearing practices. 83% women did not allow mother and baby to go outside home after delivery, 53% did not give bath to baby immediately after birth, 93% women were following ghurti practices after birth of child, 89% believed in evil eye, 92% kept iron objects under the bed sheet of child after birth, 71% women applied applicant on cord stump, 67% did not give colostrum to new born and not start breast feeding immediately after birth. 81% did not apply anything on BCG scar, 96% gave massage to baby before bath. 82% women applied kajal in eyes of baby, 100% women gave immunization on schedule date, toilet training to child 53% women started supplementary feeding at the age of 6 month. Religion was found to be statistically significant, none of the other variables were found statistically significant related to cultural child rearing practices among women.
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