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The non-pushy parent: how to be a German mum

I wrote another piece about my experiences as an American parent in Berlin. It appeared in The Times newspaper in the U.K. Here’s a short sample. (Sorry you have to go to The Times site to read the whole thing but … Continue reading

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How to Parent Like a German

Originally posted on TIME:
The first time I went to a playground in Berlin, I freaked. All the German parents were huddled together, drinking coffee, not paying attention to their children who were hanging off a wooden4 dragon 20 feet…

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Four things Germans do better than Americans (or not)

As an American living in Berlin, I’ve noticed a few cultural differences. It’s clear that Germans do some things better than Americans: free preschool, public transportation, beer festivals. . . And some things Americans do better: fast Internet, customer service–oh and … Continue reading

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