Parenting is a central aspect of culture (Harkness & Super, 1995). Universals, specifics, and distinctions between explicit parental behaviors and implicit meaning in them as embedded in culture is impressive. Cultural variations in parenting beliefs and behaviors, observed among different ethnic groups in one society or across societies in different parts of the world is an object of interest in cross-cultural studies. In the context of this seminar, discourses, norms and values of parenting in various universal parental settings; such as first separation, feeding, toilet, sleeping settings, parental discipline and skills in the context of sibling relationships and conflicts will be key concerns. Parental experiences and narratives related to everyday life of parenting will be focused and the connection between cultural values and parental ‘meanings’ will be worked on: How does cultural affiliation shape one's own parenting? Which similarities and differences are observed? How are different cultural notions of parenthood differentiated from or related to each other? Within the scope of seminar German and Turkish parents will be examined by the virtue of findings and empirical material of the ongoing DFG research project “Cultural transformations and popular scientific adaptations of psychological knowledge by parents in Turkey”. Beside that examples of parental studies from different parts of the world from enriched literature will be covered.