Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Now, where can I buy some authority?

Why French Parents Are Superior
While Americans fret over modern parenthood, the French are raising happy, well-behaved children without all the anxiety. Pamela Druckerman on the Gallic secrets for avoiding tantrums, teaching patience and saying 'non' with authority.

Pamela Druckerman's new book "Bringing Up Bebe," catalogs her observations about why French children seem so much better behaved than their American counterparts...


  1. Brilliant article. I would categorize myself as a typical American parent. However, I was raised like the French. I have an almost 3 year old and a 5 month old and a part of me feels as though the 5 month old is easier because I don't have to deal with discipline! Anyway, I have been following your blog for some time and love it. I think you're an excellent writer and I truly enjoy your stories.

    1. How worldly are you! Yes, discipline seems to be the tricky part. I'm not sure my son understands it yet when I try to discipline him. Every time I say no or try to prevent an action he starts laughing. Let's hope one of us gets better at this.

      Good luck to you and thanks for the kind words!