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The 5 Dangers of Being a Native Anglophone Who Speaks English Only

It makes every last member of the Académie Française fly into a panic, but the truth, hélas, is that English, not French, is today’s universal language. Tongue of technology, patois of the 20th and 21st centuries, dominant more than any other language in history, English is omnipresent in the mouths and minds of much of humankind. You’d think that would put native Anglophones at a huge advantage. But I'm here to tell you that it does not.
moving up to CP

Have Kids Moving Up to CP in Paris? AAWE Can Help

Within the French education system, the transition from maternelle (pre-school) to primaire (primary school) is an exciting and huge step for children. The Cours Préparatoire (or CP) is the first year of primaire, or primary school. AAWE is holding "Moving Up to CP" at the American Library of Paris to offer parents insights and practical advice to help their children thrive in this next stage of their education.
listening to your kids

Teen Coach: It’s Magic When You Really “Listen Up” to Your Kids

How many times has your child felt the frustration of being unsuccessful in communicating to you important information, because you weren’t really listening? And how many times has your child snapped back at you, talked a mile a minute, or shut down, all acts that may be the equivalent of shouting “Listen up!”?
cooking for your children

Man in the Kitchen: When You Cook for Your Kids, Who’s Feeding Who?

While keeping food on the table has long been a litmus test of sound parenting, at a deeper level I believe cooking for your children is the ultimate nourishment for your soul.
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Hopways Rolls Out Mom-Approved Taxi Service for Kids in Paris

HOPWAYS, a community car pool service created by three Paris moms, has just announced they have secured a community taxi service to drive your children to and from school and activities when parents are too busy or unable to drive.
pink bra spring

Canadian Raises Breast Health Awareness With Pink Bra Spring

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a bra! For the uninitiated, the sight of bras floating floating in the sky might seem oddly delightful — just another day in Paris. For others, the Pink Bra Spring event is an opportunity to come together in love and support for breast health and women with breast cancer.
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Man in the Kitchen: Can Parallel Lives Run on the Same Track?

How do two people living under one marriage make emotional ends meet when their careers operate on such separate tracks? And, does whipping up a decent risotto equal support?
American Library of Paris

The American Library in Paris: Great Books and So Much More

Paris has always attracted great writers. They come seeking inspiration and weave the city into the tapestry of their stories. But Paris is also a great city for readers. Even with the closing of some beloved bookstores, a rich literary community thrives here, and at its center lies the American Library in Paris, the largest English-language lending library on the European continent.
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Paris Plunge: Hot Off the Press-Engaged and Planning a Wedding in France!

After just three months in France, I feel like my story is just getting started. There’s no way I want to limit myself to one country or the other – I want both! So my Frenchman and I are getting married in France. But I'm getting ahead of myself. As with all things French, there are a lot of hoops to jump through before you get to walk down that aisle.
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Why Teens Will Talk to This Woman Before Opening Up to Parents

Teens face both an exciting and a challenging time when growing up. More freedom and independence, combined with new choices and expectations can get pretty overwhelming. Often the last person a teen wants to talk to is a parent. Perhaps your teen will open up to a life coach.