There is a book called “French children don’t throw food”, that explains some interesting habits of the French children in contrast with the American ones. One of the habits is that the French children, passed the second month of life, can sleep all night trough without awaking. This is a wonderful attitude that I guess, any mother would wish. The writer of the book, Pamela Druckerman, a New Yorker journalist explains that this is caused because the tactics at the moment of hearing the cry of the baby in the middle of the night are very different. The American moms, when hears the baby cry, immediately runs to take him and make him sleep. The French moms are more analytical, she knows that the baby has two phases of dream, so, it’s natural that they wake in the middle of them. The strategy there is standing right him and let he be quiet alone… then will be fall sleep magically. Another difference between American and French moms is that the last ones, are not really interested in make social life with other moms of same age. This could be explained because they are more interested in taking care of the child instead making social life in that stage of the life. The main conclusion that Druckerman is able to say, is that the quiet you take care you child, the more obedient he will be, just ask the French moms!
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