- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Press; 1 edition (Feb. 7 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781594203336
- ISBN-13: 978-1594203336
- ASIN: 1594203334
- Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 2.5 x 23.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 431 g
- Average Customer Review: 64 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #110,518 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting Hardcover – Feb 7 2012
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“Marvelous . . . Like Julia Child, who translated the secrets of French cuisine, Druckerman has investigated and distilled the essentials of French child-rearing. . . . Druckerman provides fascinating details about French sleep training, feeding schedules and family rituals. But her book's real pleasures spring from her funny, self-deprecating stories. Like the principles she examines, Druckerman isn't doctrinaire.” — NPR
“Bringing Up Bébé is a must-read for parents who would like their children to eat more than white pasta and chicken fingers.”— Fox News
“On questions of how to live, the French never disappoint. . . . Maybe it all starts with childhood. That is the conclusion that readers may draw from Bringing Up Bébé.”— The Wall Street Journal
“French women don't have little bags of emergency Cheerios spilling all over their Louis Vuitton handbags. They also, Druckerman notes, wear skinny jeans instead of sweatpants.The world arguably needs more kids who don't throw food.”— Chicago Tribune
“I’ve been a parent now for more than eight years, and—confession—I’ve never actually made it all the way through a parenting book. But I found Bringing Up Bébé to be irresistible."— Slate
About the Author
Pamela Druckerman is a former staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal, where she covered foreign affairs. She has also written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Marie Claire, and appeared on The Today Show and NPR's Morning Edition. Her previous book, Lust in Translation, was translated into eight languages. She has a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia. She lives in Paris.See all Product description
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It is refreshing take on a more relax and doable approach to parenting compared to that of the high-strung Asian or anxiety-driven North American style parenting.
Quick and easy read with a great review of the essence of parenting tips/tricks in the back with '100' tips which can be re-read to refresh from time to time.
The writing style is casual and humorous.
The book is well organized into themed chapters about the different approaches to parenting between France (Paris) and North America (generalized).
As others have pointed out, her tips aren't revolutionary, mostly common sense. They helped me relax about my parenting approach and focus on what is important: Raising an independent and self-confident child (not being a helicopter parent).
Bottom line for me, it's important not to judge ourselves as parents, not forget the woman/wife behind the mother.
This book would make a great gift for the mother constantly questioning her parenting style. A great read!
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