French Parenting is Better

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Tue, 02-07-2012 - 8:59am

 

 

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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 7:06am
The author seemed to say this same thing in the interview, that little kids aren't taken out to dinner much.

 

 

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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 7:59am
At a webinar yesterday, a presenter said that when she was in college in the 80s, everyone thought she was weird because she talked to her parents every couple of days. A survey of college students today found that they talk to their parents on average 17 times per day.
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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 8:43am
Seventeen times a day? I I'M with my freshman once or twice a week, usually just two or three lines. We are trying to get him to call once a week, but he's "busy" a lot of the time.
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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 9:47am
I was at a workshop recently and the presenter was discussing the ways in which kids communicate nowadays, he hesitated placing judgement on it because the evolution of cell phones, iphones, etc is way more advanced than the way things were before... 17 times a day, Wow! My guess is a lot of that is texting.

 

 

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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 11:51am
Wow! I talked to my parents every Sunday when I was in college, but that was before cell phones, texting, and instant messaging.
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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 11:53am
It's a lot easier to get kids to behave in restaurants if you don't take them until they're ready for it.
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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 11:59am
She seemed pretty clueless about her own kid, though. I don't get why an 18-month-old would be allowed to rip up sugar packets, spit food out, etc. at a restaurant, but I suspect she didn't have much control at home either. OTOH, I don't think you can expect a kid that age to sit quietly in a high chair for two hours while you enjoy a nice dinner out.
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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 12:41pm
geschichtsgal wrote:
At a webinar yesterday, a presenter said that when she was in college in the 80s, everyone thought she was weird because she talked to her parents every couple of days. A survey of college students today found that they talk to their parents on average 17 times per day.

Ha, I'd blame cell phones for that.

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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 1:44pm

The main way to get kids ready for restaurants is to have the same rules

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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 1:48pm
I don't think there's any one right age kids are ready for restaurants and when my kids were littler I would remind them of expected behavior before we even walked in. I still catch myself doing that, Lol.