Soon it will be time again to scare the bejeezus out of the 3+ year-old population via the collective Catalan insanity known as "colonias".
Near the end of the school year, the preschoolers get sent (without parents) for 3 nights to a farm somewhere out in the middle of nowhere, where they will supposedly become self-sufficient and self-confident.
At our school this is not optional, and you pay even if you don't want your kids to go. Luckily our friendly doctor at the CAP wrote us a note saying that our children would be traumatized if they went, so we got our money back.
The strange thing is that despite the efforts of Catalan parents to instill independence into their kids, most likely the kids will still be living at home by age 40.
Perhaps the kids of North America need to escape the claustrophobia of their overly safe and protected lives.