Looking for some more differences from F and A
French clothes for the kids are very cute, nice and far prettier than the clothes in America. But these clothes are dressed on the child who only could stand still or sit still. Clothing in France for kids, the snaps or the closing are on the shoulder, neck or on the back that. If the parents have to change, he/she have to undress the child or don’t change at all. These means the babies’ comfort comes after his/her appearance or that babies are taught to control themselves very early. American clothing is different. They’re made to comfort the kids, the snaps always on the bottom of the shirt or between the babies’ legs. Clothes are designed in America for the children to easily play on the floor, rolling, running around or comfortable. When American parents shop for their babies’ clothes, they always look for something that easier and faster to change with. American kids’ clothes only took them about second to change diaper or to change the whole thing. Pretty and fancy dresses always designed for children at the early age like infants or children at older ages of 7 and up. It is because infants don’t run around and don’t mess with their dresses. Older kids know how to take care of their clothes and could sit still in those dresses. But mostly parents like to buy clothes that are much comfortable for their children and easy to wash then pretty. That is why American children are more active then French children.
How about food? French cooking isn’t that easy as other people think of. It took a lot of time to prepare for their food. Cooking to them is their culture and the art of food. For example, cooking eggs have many techniques to do it, too. There also many different kind of food they could cook out of eggs. The French care more about what kind of food they eat than American. They think that we American eat disgusting food and unhealthy food. That is true with all the fast food around us; we don’t eat fresh food and don’t spend much time to eat food at all. For the French, they have two hours for lunch but we American sometimes don’t even have lunchtime. We’re too busy to sit down and eat slowly. The French also surprise when seeing that we have more snack time then our main meals of the day. For the French, their most important food of the meal is meat and cheese. Their wines have to go together with their meals. They’re very picky about the wines they drink and the food they eat. Not like American, we can eat anything we want and don’t even have our main meal for the whole day at all. We eat whenever we are hungry and whenever we have time. We don’t sit down together with our family every night for dinner because we all have our own time and schedule. Every one of us is very busy with our life.
And the last interesting difference is an education. For the French students, school is very stressful for them. The students put all their effort into study all the time. The French student spent all their time on studying in school and after school. They have no sport or activities to do after school. All they do is study at school then go home and work on their homework. In school, the students work hard because they have to earn good grades to be able to get to college. They don’t have to pay tuition fee for their college because it is covered by the government. It doesn’t mean going to college with them is easy. Everyone wants to have a chance to go to college that means there a lot of competition going on in school. In college, there will be only 25% students will pass the class because the government don’t pay all tuition fee for those don’t study well. School really stress out for those French students. French students don’t socialize a lot because they too busy with their school and don’t do anything after school with their friends. They study more than American kids and spent less time to hang out with friends than us. That’s why I think it really stressful in French school than American school.
American education is much easier than French school. American schools focus more on activities and creative. American kids study hard, but less stressful than the French kids. After school, we have some other activities and sport to play after school. Our schoolwork is not that stressful for us. American schools focus more on creativity than competition. We encourage our kids to do whatever they want and have a different look at other things from other people. For example, our kids could color the sky pink and blue trees and we still think it creative because they make their picture more creative. But for the French kids, they couldn’t do that because rule is rule. They have to follow the instructions. Sky is blue, tree is green and nothing can change it. If the kids doing it wrong then the teachers and their parents will think that their kids have problem with follow instruction. American parents let their children have their own thinking and imagination. They encourage their children to be independent and individual. American parents don’t have much time with their children because they always busy with their own lives.