I read that British parents are better, in the Huffington Post, because Brits don't tolerate bullies and know the value of discipline.
Whenever I hear "I don't tolerate bullies" I expect the speaker to be a bully... Bullying is rampant in UK schools.
You have to know generosity before you learn to discipline. The Brits skipped a step there.
Show me a Brit who comes to your door with a tray of cookies when you have just moved in.
There's a reason why generosity is the first Buddhist virtue, and discipline comes second.
When I return to the UK I see behavior in supermarkets that would get you arrested over here--behavior to small children. Shouting, smacking, threatening. Constantly.
I recently figured out that I liked my friend Sam (who died) in large part because of his protectiveness to small people.
I would now gladly go back in time and beat seven shades of unholy crap out of the people who molested my five year old dad.
I take this to mean that I am now American...happily...