It seems like the french people do everything like its a art form, including cuisine,cinema,and just plain living everyday life? They even seem to raise kids a lot better as well,and they do come from some great art backgrounds. I think french people have more conviction when they tell their kids what to do, but they say its not the tone of voice or yelling. The days are just structured better to get things done during their day,and the kids day, amounts to having some patience as well. Constant playing or entertaining the kid is frowned upon, and independence is taught more in this way. I think American parents could strive for this as well and add some of these techniques to their everyday routine?