Dependence during infancy is unique amongst hominids compared to other beings. However, different cultures in the world differ on how they cater to this dependency. For example, the American culture is influenced by individualism, therefore they tend to rear their children in such a way that they will grow up as an independent individual. On the other hand, Japanese are likely to be more affectionate in their child upbringing culture.
And on both instances, infants who were reared up the American or Japanese way, their anticipated adult traits remain to be visible.
As the article “Our Babies, Ourselves” suggests, the care given to an infant during his most dependent stage is reflected when the infant grows up and he develops his own sense of independence and survival….