A normal mom will give you a snack after school.
A French mom will prepare you a real goûter, like a crêpe au sucre or a few tartines beurrées, with a delicious chocolat chaud.
A normal mom will ask (or beg) her kids to stop misbehaving.
A French mom will give them the big eyes and that will be enough for them to stop right away.
A normal mom plays with her kids or entertains them as much as possible.
A French mom leaves them time to explore things on their own and to get bored.