Interesting article in the WSJ titled "Why French Parents Are Superior." I'm pretty terrified by the prospect of raising children - though in a lot of ways I'm looking forward to it. The philosophy here is one I certainly agree with - I want my kids to have all their needs met, just not all their desires. Getting what you want all the time practically guarantees unhappiness in the long run. I realized its very difficult to ignore a crying baby but its also important for kids not to learn to cry wolf. Often I wish my clients could learn the same lesson - if everything is an emergency then nothing is an emergency.