Parenting: Why French Parents are Superior by Pamela Druckerman, wsj: 1. Children should say hello, goodbye, thank you and please. It helps them to learn that they aren't the only ones with feelings and needs. 2. When they misbehave, give them the "big eyes"—a stern look of admonishment. 3. Allow only one snack a day. In France, it's at 4 or 4:30. Remind them (and yourself) who's the boss. 4. French parents say, "It's me who decides." 5. Don't be afraid to say "no." Kids have to learn how to cope with some frustration. - Seems like just plain common sense/survival for parents everywhere. #Parenting #WSJ #French_Parents #Pamela_Druckerman
Parenting tip. Too many parents just throw electronics, game consoles, internet and tv at their kids to keep them busy and out of their hair. Sad. I know some who if not for electronics they would spend that time scolding and yelling at them. So much for any type of quality time...make chores fun...turn up the music and dance laugh when doing chores and make the necessary changes.