Many parents are curious about certain aspects of the French parenting style when raising their kids – a style that emphasizes good manners and respect for adult time. In a workshop led by Julie Molas, a Coucou teacher, freelance producer and French mother living in New York, we will examine the French approach to raising children and demystify the French mother trope.
Since there is no one “right way” to parent, this workshop will balance cultural discussion and exchange. Attendees will be encouraged to share personal experiences and strategies that have worked for them. The workshop is open to parents with children of any age and also to those who do not have children, but are interested in the subject. Even under the best of circumstances, few subjects spark stronger emotions and opinions than child rearing. But during COVID lockdowns, parents have faced the added pressure of having their children at home 24/7. So if you’re looking for lively discussion on a complicated topic, want to learn some relevant French vocab, or just need to vent with other parents, this is the workshop for you!
Exploring the ways in which French parents resolve some of the most common situations encountered in child rearing, such as sleep, nutrition and meal time, manners, respect for adult time, etc. We will debunk the myth of the French mother.
– Conducted in English so as to be open to all levels, with integration of key French expressions and vocabulary.
Please note: our classes have limited capacity and often sell out fast, don't wait too long to book your spot!