Season 1, Episode 6 - Parenting Differences Between The Brits & Americans

Nov 3 / Charlie Baxter

By Charlie Baxter

Season 1
In this episode your host Charlie has a conversation on parenting with Shana from The American English Podcast. They explore the norms and differences in the parenting cultures of British and American people.
As always there is a mixture of intermediate to advanced language for non-native English learners to better understand English. 
Being that it is a conversation between an American and a Brit, you get to experience the clear difference in our accents, intonation and usage of vocabulary. I hope you enjoy the show!
For more information on Shana’s podcast head over to The American English Podcast.

If you’d like to listen to part 2, 3 and 4 of this episode then check out The Academy or The Premium Podcast.

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Hello and welcome to the British English podcast, the show that helps you understand British, English and culture. And I am your host, Charlie Baxter, and I have a special guest with me today from across the pond, we can say across the pond as she is residing in California, in San Francisco, I believe, correct me if I'm wrong.

Is that close enough close to San Francisco? Yeah, close enough.

So we have Shana, who is the host of the American English podcast, which is very similar to this, but of course, all about American culture and American English, is that right?

Yeah, that's right. Hi, everyone. So glad to be here.

Fantastic. How are you doing today?

Oh, just fine. I just took a little nap before this conversation because I was feeling a little bit tired with my two little daughters. So I think this is going to be interesting conversation today because it's all about parenting, right?

It is, yes. Yes, guys.

So today we're going to go into the differences between American and British parenting, particularly looking at the variation in vocabulary we use, highlighting the differences and the similarities due to the globalisation of English. Very often this is Americanisms making their way into the British English dictionaries and people's speech in the U.K. But it's not always the case. So it is always interesting to spot the differences in vocabulary and pronunciation and to help you learn the new vocabulary as we go along. So come on, Shana, let's get into this. Firstly, what does your daughter call you?

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