Observed in Panama

Just a few things I’ve observed about children here in Panama.

I don’t know if these things hold true in Panama City but out here in Chiriquí I’ve noticed that children are much more polite than they seem to be in the States. You never see them running wild and unsupervised in restaurants. They are invariably polite to their elders.

When there is a family with an infant it is almost always the man who is carrying the child.

When parents and toddlers are walking together in the States the child usually is grasping one or two of the parent’s fingers. Here the parent, either the mother or father grasps the toddler by the wrist as they walk.

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  1. Alex

    Very interesting observation. I, a Chiricano living in the US and working with young people, find it difficult to deal with youths who know and voice everything about their rights but lack understanding on what responsibility, duty and consequence are. I would assume Panama would be going that way too, maybe it isn’t.