Were the "good old days" really so good? Was parenting easier back in the day or is that just an illusion? What about being a kid? Was it better then...or now? That's what I'm on a mission to find out in my new podcast, Parenting Then and Now. I've raised kids in four different decades: 80's, 90's, 00's and the 10's and boy, have things changed. Join me on this long strange trip, won't you?
Episode 23 - The Culture of Community Parenting
Growing up in Trinidad until the age of 18, Renee-Sylvestre Williams had a solid grounding and appreciation for family. She reveled in the company of her various “aunties,” her uncles, her cousins and her neighbours, who lived in her community and who would keep an eye out on her and the other kids – whether they liked it or not.
Fast-forward to her late teens, when her and her family moved from the islands to the colder regions of North America. Landing in Toronto, Canada, she was surprised at the differences in parenting, familial relationships, expectations and more.