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Budget Cuts Could Force French Moms Out Of Maternity Wards Early

AP | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents

PARIS (AP) — France is considering reducing the time mothers spend in maternity wards as part of efforts to cut spending. French mothers spend on a...

Just Say 'Non'

Pamela Druckerman | Posted 05.14.2013 | Parents
Pamela Druckerman

When it comes to parental authority, we Americans could take some more lessons from the French. They work hard at being "the one who decides," and believe that kids blossom best inside limits, and that it's reassuring to know that a grown-up is steering the ship.

You Just Have To Taste It: Getting Your Kids To Eat Like The French

Pamela Druckerman | Posted 04.30.2013 | Parents
Pamela Druckerman

When my kids started attending daycare in Paris, I was struck by the lunch menus. Every day, the 3-and-unders were served four-course meals.

The Only Parenting Label That Matters

Devon Corneal | Posted 04.21.2013 | Parents
Devon Corneal

You can chart your own path because, and this is important, no one else has ever raised your kids before.

What I Learned From Lazy French Mothers

Pamela Druckerman | Posted 04.14.2013 | Parents
Pamela Druckerman

I've come around to the French (though not exclusively French) idea that a slower, less stressful pace of family life isn't just more relaxing for grown-ups. It's also good for kids.

Why New Jersey Parents Are Superior

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 04.09.2012 | Comedy
Sybil Adelman Sage

While the French are raising happy, well-behaved children without all the anxiety, New Jersey moms have a secret of their own.