By Holly Lebowitz Rossi

An excerpt published in the Wall Street Journal is making the social media rounds, prompting reflection and reactions on the question of whether French parents are "superior" to American parents because they teach their children to be independent and to respect "adult time."  Last year, the newspaper garnered widespread attention for publishing a controversial excerpt from Amy Chua's "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," which argued that the Chinese parenting philosophy produced smarter, higher-acheiving children than the permissive American parenting culture.

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