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Lamin Sidibeh and Haddy Roche

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Lamin Sidibeh and Haddy Roche
American International University, West Africa

Sidibeh, Lamin, and Haddy Roche. "WESTERN CULTURE AND PARENTING IN THE GAMBIA: AN INTROSPECTIVE APPROACH." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 5, no. 2, Feb. 2020, pp. 417-445, Accessed Feb. 2020.
Sidibeh, L., & Roche, H. (2020, February). WESTERN CULTURE AND PARENTING IN THE GAMBIA: AN INTROSPECTIVE APPROACH. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 5(2), 417-445. Retrieved from
Sidibeh, Lamin, and Haddy Roche. "WESTERN CULTURE AND PARENTING IN THE GAMBIA: AN INTROSPECTIVE APPROACH." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 5, no. 2 (February 2020), 417-445. Accessed February, 2020.


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Statutes and Legal instruments
[1]. Children's Act 2005
[2]. Trafficking in persons Act 2007
[3]. Tourism offences act 2005
[4]. 1997 constitution of The Gambia
[5]. Convention on the rights of the child
[6]. African charter on the rights of the child

Some Gambian parents, like other African parents around the world, denounce the decline in cultural values, and blame some of their children's objectionable behaviors squarely on colonization and Western culture. What is however not often addressed, is the role of the Gambian parent in the acculturation of their children to Western culture. This paper addresses the role of Gambian parents in the acculturation of their children to Western culture. It is argued that Gambian parents play a significant role in the acculturation of their children to Western culture. It is also argued that certain cultures which Gambian parents denounce as Western, may also be part of Gambian culture, so as to blur any distinction between the two cultures. Hence it is recommended, that Gambian parents look inwards for solutions to address the acculturation of their children to Western culture, and be more measured in ascribing behaviors they find objectionable in their children to colonization and Western culture.