Sample Essays on Cultural Adaptations

Cultural Adaptations


Parenting behaviors play a huge role in developing cultural and ethical awareness among children. There is however some cultural frameworks regarded as strange, dangerous and unethical. It is vital to note that parents also develop the strange, dangerous and weird parenting behaviors from their family backgrounds. Thus, a person’s background plays a key role in developing personal beliefs, characters, ethics, practices and cultural framework. However, people can develop unintentional cultural practices and beliefs contrary to their upbringing. It is therefore important to understand a person’s family background, cultural beliefs and practices before criticizing and advising them.

Lenna and Ann define culture as a historical reflection of a person’s functional belief system. There are two types of cultures, namely societal and home cultures. When a group expresses their beliefs, values and functional systems, it constitutes societal culture. Conversely, home cultures are family-based with regards to values and practices among immediate family members.

This journal article has taught me that there are diverse cultural aspects. I have always considered that my parents molded my character, values and beliefs from childhood to adulthood. However, I realize societal cultures from the schools, colleges and university institutions I attended and neighborhoods I have lived in also played a role. For example, I attribute my understanding and appreciation to parents and children from single families to societal cultures. Societal cultures also taught me people speaking other languages besides English promote socio, economic and political diversity.

Prior class lectures taught me that discipline, communication skills, emotional management and personal values, among other cultural and ethical aspects are connected to parenting behaviors. This article has affirmed this teaching. It asserts parenting behaviors play a vital role in developing personal and professional skills among children as they mature into adults. I have always envisioned a country free of crime. I have a vision that our country, not record crime reports in the future. I believe parents ought to bring up their children with moral values. Children who practice bullying and engage in fights in our learning institutions more than often come from unstable family backgrounds. The backgrounds are mainly characterized by absent, abusive and alcoholic parents. They grow and develop to bitter, angry and emotionally unstable adults who engage in criminal activities regularly.

This class is therefore exciting for me as I aspire to inspire parents to bring up their children in a family background with love, attention and care. It fosters self-confidence and esteem among children, thus, developing to strong and impeccable disciplined adulthood characters. However, I also find this class difficult. It does not explain how technology and innovation impacts cultural beliefs, practices and values. These factors have had a major influence on people’s behaviors. Thus, it can also influence parenting behaviors in the future. However, I need to manage, cope and express my feelings with regards to technological impacts on cultural beliefs, values and practices.

I will therefore form a group of team members willing to discuss on the issue. We will discuss and list possible technological impacts on culture and ethics. Consequently, we shall present them to the lecturer and request for a platform in class to discuss them further. The platform will provide an opportunity for the rest of the class members to present their ideas and opinions. Ultimately, the class shall develop and author a conclusive article on technological impacts on people’s emotions, values, discipline, communications skills, stress management abilities, practices as well as other aspects constituting culture and ethics.


Lenna, L. O., & Ann, M. M. (2002). Culture and Parenting: A Guide for Delivering Parenting Curriculums to Diverse Families, University of California, Co-operative Extension.