They don’t raise their kids on fake hyper sugar and chemical processed foods either. Instead, school kids are treated to chefs in training preparing lunch meals from nearby freshly grown produce and local livestock.
In general, the French are more food health conscious than Americans. They believe in fresh well prepared food for all. They don’t allow chemically bleaching wheat flour for white bread. They let the sun do that, which probably enhances micro-nutrients instead of adding toxins.
The ADHD diagnosis rate in America is 19 percent. In France, it’s .5% – a half of one percent. And the socialization of that half percent is not done chemically. It’s done socially and/or with talk therapy, the old fashioned way.
No doubt a lot of fake kiddie cereals that dominate our food aisles are eschewed in France also. That’s probably aided by much less TV advertising of fake foods loaded with food coloring chemicals and sweetened with added excess sugar and HFCS to hook the kids. All of those items contribute to hyperactivity.
And perhaps less TV with MTV type editing activity that prevails in much of our visual entertainment these days makes it easier to be more one pointed and patient.
Maybe the French kids get more outdoor activity, riding bikes around, enjoying playground activity without excess “helicopter” supervision, and playing soccer. That’s the sort of activity that has declined considerably in the USA.
Instead, video games and TV watching are considered the safe way to raise kids. All sorts of terrible things outside, you know. Must guard the kids and make sure they won’t get dirty or hurt.
I’m glad I grew up when kids were riding bikes all over, even to school and back, building “forts” in overgrown empty lots or wooded areas, and occasionally engaging in slingshot and BB gun fights whenever we weren’t playing sandlot football or baseball under the intense Miami sun.