Why are Caillou’s parents so perfect?

Parents-CaillouWe develop books that take place first and foremost through the eyes of a child, rather than reflecting reality as seen by adults. Thus, all Caillou books are told from Caillou’s point of view.

Caillou’s Mommy and Daddy are not really the epitome of good parents. Caillou is at a stage in his development when parents are models to be imitated; in his idealized world, his parents are perfect. He is so busy learning to become a person that he doesn’t question the world around him.

Caillou’s adventures are written for children, but they can also serve as a guiding light for parents. Caillou’s adventures give parents insight into the psychological and emotional development of their children.

 

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