Feisty Red Hair

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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About VeronicaThePajamaThief

Bio: Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw Born in Lisboa, Portugal to parents of Portuguese/Russian descent, Veronica Marie and her wife, Christina Anne, call the Pacific Northwest home, where the couple are “still very much on honeymoon!” When not teaching and finishing her own studies for a Masters in Sociology, Veronica writes fiction, primarily noir - "I love dark!". Her long fascination with noir fiction prompted Veronica to try her own hand at writing fiction several years ago. She has been published in Pulp Metal Magazine, The Lost Children: A Charity Anthology, the horror anthology 100 Horrors, from Cruentus Libri Press, Nightfalls: an End of the World anthology, Drunk On The Moon 2: A Roman Dalton anthology and Gloves Off: Near To the Knuckle's debut anthology. Veronica has also appeared in the inaugural issue of Literary Orphans magazine and her horror/urban fantasy short story SOUL TAKER was recently chosen for inclusion in Lily Childs' february femmes fatales, an urban fantasy/horror anthology. Veronica counts among her mentors - Carole A Parker, Lily Childs, Paul D Brazill, Richard Godwin, Joyce Juzwik and Vicki Abelson. She is currently working on the third draft of her first novel – a memoir – as well the second draft of her first fiction novel, a fantasy novel and the publication of a collection of her flash fiction and short stories. Lily's The Feardom and Vicki Abelson's Women Who Write Facebook writing group have both been a tremendous source of support and inspiration for Veronica. Veronica’s writings can be found athttp://veronicathepajamathief.blogspot.com/ andhttp://veronicathepajamathiefwritespoetry.blogspot.com/, andhttps://veronicathepajamathief.wordpress.com/
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