Friday, February 17, 2012
Forget the Chinese tiger mom: Why French parents are superior
Pamela Druckerman, an American living in France, writes in the Wall Street Journal:
"Soon it became clear to me that quietly and en masse, French parents were achieving outcomes that created a whole different atmosphere for family life. When American families visited our home, the parents usually spent much of the visit refereeing their kids' spats, helping their toddlers do laps around the kitchen island, or getting down on the floor to build Lego villages. When French friends visited, by contrast, the grownups had coffee and the children played happily by themselves."
Read the full story here.