I read this wonderful article in the Wall Street Journal after seeing it reviewed by another mom blogger. Called “Why French Parents Are Superior,” author Pamela Druckerman (whose book on the same subject has just come out) looks at the difference between French and American styles of parenting.
As an American woman living in Paris, she got tired of having an uncontrollable toddler who made it impossible to eat in nice restaurants, have uninterrupted conversations with adults, and enjoy each other’s company. French kids, by comparison, enabled their parents to do all of the above. Druckerman’s article lists a bunch of different reasons for why this is the case.
I’ll highlight some of my favourite parts of the article here, but I highly recommend you read it for yourselves if you have kids or ever want them! And while the article talks only about Americans, it applies to Canadian moms…
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