I learned to let go and have confidence in my children and myself.
Parenting in Europe, specifically in Spain, is much more relaxed than parenting in the United States. In the time we were in Spain I learned that letting go, relaxing and having confidence in your child is one of the most fundamental and basic building blocks of parenting. We went to Ciutadella Park one afternoon and the children were allowed to run around without having their parents hover over their every move. If a toddler confrontation broke out it was finished almost as soon as it started in the first place. I learned in our time there that little intervention allows for maximum joy for both the parent and the child.