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Is the Western way of raising kids weird? – BBC Future

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210222-the-unusual-ways-western-parents-raise-children

Applies to fantasy and science fiction, too. How do human and alien races raise babies? What impact does that have on culture and characters?

Think about it.

Inspired by a writing exercise (write a letter to the hero applying to be their sidekick) at the end of a Hawaii Fiction Writers work shop on buddies and sidekicks:

“When you’re captured by the bad guys, tied up and being tortured to reveal where our client is hidden, I would shoot you in the head – then myself – to protect our client’s life.”