There are vast differences in early child-rearing environments across cultures. For example, the popular French documentary "Babies," which documents the life of infants in five different cultures, depicts the multitude of ways infants can be raised across different ecological and cultural contexts.
These differences illustrate the reality of infants growing up in distinct contexts. Anthropologists have been documenting such variability for decades producing detailed ethnographies of parenting, family life, and socialization practices across different cultural settings. Developmental psychologists have found that these early experiences shape human development.