Amidst talk of whether or not French parenting is superior, that the French raise more pleasant, well behaved kids, I came across this piece in TIME by American Judith Warner, who defends the French as superior parents in one regard: their kids aren’t as bratty as ours. Not that French children are happier or smarter, but they are raised to be polite, to realize their own needs aren’t paramount to others’. In our hyper-competitive parenting culture in the U.S., our kids are groomed to look out for #1, themselves, Warner argues. Read more What do you think? Are common courtesies and manners stressed in your own home as much as sports and academics? What are your tips?