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It's a growth spurt no doubt. A couple of weeks ago the boy would yell his head off when he couldn't reach the light switch in the bathroom, because it's your job to do all the things he can't do, even if they seem simple at a distance. This is the parent's job isn't it? [...]

The Wall Street Journal recently posted an essay on their website with the inflammatory title “Why French Parents Are Superior.” The piece is actually an adaptation of Pamela Druckerman’s new book Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting. Given that just last month the WSJ also published an essay on "Why Chinese [...]