1. I’m less likely to give in.
There is a book written by Pamela Druckerman titled Bringing Up Bébé which details Druckerman’s experience raising children as an American while living in Paris, France. She details the differences in French parenting with emphasis on the aspect where French parents just don’t give in. Children wait their turn, don’t interrupt adults, and play independently by themselves without nagging or whining their way into parent participation. French time is French time, and children do not dictate a parent’s schedule. I have noticed this is so true, and when my son witnesses other children behaving this way, he adopts it as his own. There are still tantrums, but there are significantly less interruptions because I just don’t give in.