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The Hunger Games is both the name of the first book in a trilogy as well as the film which has just gone on general release.
Many children are coming home from lycée and college with notes advising them to get a rougeole, or measles, vaccination. To find out if your child needs a booster you need to dig out their baby vaccination notes. If they had two doses (children born in Britain in 1994, for example, will probably have had two doses) they do not need a top up now. If they only had one dose (children born in the UK in 1995, for example) they should have a top up now. If in doubt, talk to your medicin traitant (GP).
More about vaccinations here
A news item, Bon Usage de la fessée - a fessée being a smack rather than, say, a clout - aired recently on a prime time TF1 series on education and child rearing.
In a parenting workshop, during which parents admitted to sometimes slapping their children, a pediatrician mused that using physical punishment to hurt or humiliate a child is inappropriate while failing to condemn corporal punishment per se.
It is not at all uncommon for lycée students to board, especially if they want to follow a course that is not available locally. French parents also put their children into the internat – even if the school is not very far away – in the hope that they will work harder.