1. I have become more hands off.
Here children are given a different amount of freedom than children in the United States. Instead of hovering over children at the park, it is quite normal to guide them to the playground and head off to a café nearby to have tapas and beer or wine with a friend. When the children need their parent they go to their parent instead of the other way around. This way, children are allowed to work out their issues among one another and often squabbles over who had who’s ball is settled much faster as opposed to when parents get involved.