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From Tokyo to Paris, Parents Tell Americans to Chill

In other countries, parenting looks a lot different than it does here in America. Through their actions (or non-actions / hands off, non hovering approach) parents are giving their children much more freedom. Unlike American parents, they don’t let fear run their lives. The result – children gain valuable life skills.

Their approach fosters independence and teaches responsibility. Kids run errands. They master public transit.

The specific stories parents from other countries share paints a clear picture of the differences. It may surprise you, give you pause or even inspire you to follow in their footsteps.

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