When I say that I am French, work with children and from a family of cooks, I usually got this question " what do you think about the books on French kids being happy eaters". So if you wonder what they are referring to, then search for Karen Le Billon and Pamela Druckerman. Both moved from North America to France and they wrote books about French education.
I haven't read one of these books (maybe I will). I am always amused by this fascination (It can sometimes be somewhat of fantasy) of moms from all around the world for French kids and their taste education. I recently read an article about the relation between taste education and "pleasure", enjoyment vs guilty. For me, taste education is a matter of rules.
When my husband and I moved together, I understood that we needed to establish common rules :
You may ask yourself why so many rules? or poor guy living with a French foodie dictator! Sometimes you need some rules to get some pleasure!
What are your food habits? Did they change when you became parents?