Are kids rather than parents ruling the roost in American families? And are we all worse off for it?
In her soon-to-be-published book, Bringing Up Bébé, American author Pamela Druckerman, who has lived in France for ten years, contends that French children are better-behaved than American children.
She explains it this way: the French generally don't subvert their identities to the lives of their children and they expect their kids to adapt to the grown-up world (and not the other way around). As a result, French moms don't suffer the same guilt most American moms do, they are more relaxed... and their kids are more independent.
Do you think American parents can learn anything from the French?