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No. 50: Back Off at the Playground

"French parents believe that once a child can walk on his own and safely climb up the slide, their job is to watch from the sidelines as he plays. At French playgrounds, you don't see parents narrating a child's every move, going down the slide behind their kids, or automatically leaping to their child's defense in every dispute. They give him a chance to work out conflicts on his own."

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