Admittedly, the examples in the book fit my culture. Even where I live there is a large Native American population thirty miles down the road that would not agree with all my examples. In their culture it is disrespectful to look an elder in the eye. There are differences between the north and the south too. Us northern folk are not as likely to say, “Yes, Mam” and may appear rude to those rooted in southern tradition.
None the less, God calls us to be respectful. The point of the book is not to have each family adopt every example. The point of the book is to help us see God does want us to train our children in character and that it is possible to do so.
So if there are differences right here in my own country, I can only imagine the differences between cultures of other countries. But examples are for illustrating a point or stimulating ideas, not a formula to be followed.
At the same time, it is extremely important to be aware of the cultural norms of where we are and even where we visit so we do not give wrong impressions.
The bottom line is, does God call us to have the character in question? If yes, then we must find a way to pass that on to our children. The application of how to train them in character is not important compared to whether or not we are training them in the way they should go.
And don’t ever think that you are not training your children. Even in not training you are training, so you might as well train them well the first time.