Might as well jump on the the French Parenting bandwagon. BTW, does anyone actually know what a bandwagon is, and are strangers really welcome to just hop aboard? I see an internet quest coming.
One of my favorite blogs is Design Mom. (my all time favorite blog is "Methods of a Mostly Managing Mom...yours too, right? Right? ) Her post today was regarding this topic.
Then, on the way to finding "Curious George" on PBS this morning, we made a brief pitstop at "The Today Show", and they were talking about French parenting.
French parenting was also the topic du jour amongst the bus stop moms and our token bus stop dad this morning.
All of this came about because of this Wall Street Journal Article last Saturday. "Why French Parents are Superior." I highly recommend reading it, if you haven't already.
The crux of the article, written by Pamela Druckerman, an American living in Paris and author of the book "Bringing Up Bebe," is that French parents have somehow managed to teach their children to be patient and wait nicely. Like in public. Like at restaurants. Restaurants in public. All the time. Without meltdowns.
The book is being released today. Oh yes, I will be giving this book a read !! Yes I will.