There were fewer takers of the French's early autonomy practice. As MM president Raquel, stated "maybe when Zack is twelve" can he be allowed to go off on a class trip [over several nights] without her; definitely not at the age of four. This led to a discussion about cultural differences of trust and whether the homogeneity of a society fosters that. It did not go unnoticed the role of the French government in supporting families. I think everyone will try to incorporate some part of the French approach to food. If you are wondering why your children aren't hungry by mealtime, take a look at the snacking.
Our next book club selection for the summer will take us away from parenting style guides. Ladies, the national bestselling novel, Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese is up next. The novel follows twin brothers and moves between Ethiopia and New York. It's a story of love, betrayal, medicine and intertwining fates. I can't wait to hear the discussion of this new selection. Until then, happy reading!