Individual development can be described simply as the outcome of interactions. The interaction between parents and their children plays a significant role in growth and development. For instance, when the parents play with their children, the children are likely to open up and share their ideas or any issues affecting their growth and development. However, in Mayan Culture in Guatemala, some mothers find it an embarrassing idea to play with their children. According to this culture, the role of the player is given to other children or their grandparents. In such cultures, the growth of the child can be easily curtailed by the external environment. Negative influence by peers might affect the behavior of the children. In such cases, parents might fail to note any change in their children’s behavior (Rogoff, 2003). As a result, many parents might get in shock when they note that their children are using drugs or engaging in criminal activities. However, this could have been changed if the culture allowed parents to interact with their children.