I'm interested to hear how other couples have dealth with issues that arise when the parents are from different countries / cultures. My dh is from England, and we live in America. However, he is VERY English (he is only living here to make me happy - he'd much rather be in England) and wants to raise our daughter to be English as well as American. We very well may move to England in the not-so-distant future, so it makes sense to incorporate English traditions / holidays / culture, etc. into our parenting. But it's difficult for me when theres so much of American culture to teach to remember to incorporate English. One issues that comes to mind is table manners - they are very different in England than in America. Some things (table manners) that are considered etiquette in England are considered rude here. How do I teach her American table manners when her father will be doing things that I'll be teaching her are rude. Does this make sense? Has anyone else dealt with this sort of thing?
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6/3/03 at 7:55pm