Pamela Druckerman, an American mom living in France with her British husband noticed that French parents had an easier time of it than American parents.
In the genes? She didn’t think so. After studying the situation quite extensively, she came up with a lot of very useful information. Two of her findings struck me as being extremely helpful.
1. The French say what they mean and mean what they say. Many of you may recognize the concept as “When French parents speak, children listen!” In addition, they even use their eyes to speak. It really works.
2. The French are not familiar with the word “discipline.” They use the concept “educate.” They spend day and night educating their children to follow directions and behave well. In our culture you may know this concept as “You are your child’s first and most important teacher.”