Bringing Up Bébé

Author: Pamela Druckerman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698197216

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 432

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The runaway New York Times bestseller that shows American parents the secrets behind France's amazingly well-behaved children, from the author of There Are No Grown-ups. When American journalist Pamela Druckerman had a baby in Paris, she didn't aspire to become a "French parent." But she noticed that French children slept through the night by two or three months old. They ate braised leeks. They played by themselves while their parents sipped coffee. And yet French kids were still boisterous, curious, and creative. Why? How? With a notebook stashed in her diaper bag, Druckerman set out to investigate—and wound up sparking a national debate on parenting. Researched over three years and written in her warm, funny voice, Bringing Up Bébé is deeply wise, charmingly told, and destined to become a classic resource for American parents.

Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting

Author: Pamela Druckerman

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The secret behind France's astonishingly well-behaved children. When American journalist Pamela Druckerman has a baby in Paris, she doesn't aspire to become a "French parent." French parenting isn't a known thing, like French fashion or French cheese. Even French parents themselves insist they aren't doing anything special.Yet, the French children Druckerman knows sleep through the night at two or three months old while those of her American friends take a year or more. French kids eat well-rounded meals that are more likely to include braised leeks than chicken nuggets. And while her American friends spend their visits resolving spats between their kids, her French friends sip coffee while the kids play.Motherhood itself is a whole different experience in France. There's no role model, as there is in America, for the harried new mom with no life of her own. French mothers assume that even good parents aren't at the constant service of their children and that there's no need to feel guilty about this. They have an easy, calm authority with their kids that Druckerman can only envy.Of course, French parenting wouldn't be worth talking about if it produced robotic, joyless children. In fact, French kids are just as boisterous, curious, and creative as Americans. They're just far better behaved and more in command of themselves. While some American toddlers are getting Mandarin tutors and preliteracy training, French kids are- by design-toddling around and discovering the world at their own pace.With a notebook stashed in her diaper bag, Druckerman-a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal-sets out to learn the secrets to raising a society of good little sleepers, gourmet eaters, and reasonably relaxed parents. She discovers that French parents are extremely strict about some things and strikingly permissive about others. And she realizes that to be a different kind of parent, you don't just need a different parenting philosophy. You need a very different view of what a child actually is.While finding her own firm non, Druckerman discovers that children-including her own-are capable of feats she'd never imagined.

Bébé Day by Day

Author: Pamela Druckerman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101616997

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

View: 9838


À la carte wisdom from the international bestseller Bringing up Bébé In BRINGING UP BÉBÉ, journalist and mother Pamela Druckerman investigated a society of good sleepers, gourmet eaters, and mostly calm parents. She set out to learn how the French achieve all this, while telling the story of her own young family in Paris. BÉBÉ DAY BY DAY distills the lessons of BRINGING UP BÉBÉ into an easy-to-read guide for parents and caregivers. How do you teach your child patience? How do you get him to like broccoli? How do you encourage your baby to sleep through the night? How can you have a child and still have a life? Alongside these time-tested lessons of French parenting are favorite recipes straight from the menus of the Parisian crèche and winsome drawings by acclaimed French illustrator Margaux Motin. Witty, pithy and brimming with common sense, BÉBÉ DAY BY DAY offers a mix of practical tips and guiding principles, to help parents find their own way.

French Parents Don't Give In

Author: Pamela Druckerman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448167256

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

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Parenting advice from French Children Don't Throw Food, now distilled into 100 short and easy tips. In response to the enthusiastic reception of her bestselling parenting memoir French Children Don't Throw Food, Pamela Druckerman now offers a practical handbook that distils her findings into one hundred short and straightforward tips to bring up your child a la francaise. Includes advice about pregnancy, feeding (including meal plans and recipes from Paris creches), sleeping, manners, and more. 'Her book should be dispensed on prescription-' - Spectator

Bringing Up Baby

Author: Mrs. Dan Gerber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780875020136

Category: Child rearing

Page: 192

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French Children Don't Throw Food

Author: Pamela Druckerman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0552779172

Category: Child rearing

Page: 354

View: 580


The book everyone is talking about: how the French manage to raise well-behaved children, and have a life! Who hasn't noticed how well-behaved French children are, compared to our own? *How come French babies sleep through the night? *Why do French children happily eat what is put in front of them? *How can French mothers chat to their friends while their children play quietly? *Why are French mothers more likely to be seen in skinny jeans than tracksuit bottoms? 'Fascintating...gripping...extremely funny...I loved it. It made me want to move to Paris' - India Knight, Sunday Times 'Her book should be dispensed on prescription' -Spectator

More Than Happy

Author: Serena B. Miller

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476753407

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 8899


Examines the way that Amish parents raise their children, arguing for the group's basic parenting principles in order to produce happy, well-adjusted children.

Raising Parents

Author: Louisa Ch'ng

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 1543760708

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 194

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We all have our own parenting journeys - full of laughter and tears, late night snuggling and early morning trainings, exam prep and fun musicals. Along this journey, we as parents face so many questions! How do we raise our girls to be strong, guilt free women? How to raise visionary, ambitious, respectful boys? How to be a mum and still have a life? This collection of stories tries to capture perspectives from Stay at Home Mums vs. Career Mums, perspectives from the West vs the East, perspectives from Tiger Mums vs the more chilled Mums. Women who have scaled the heights in the academia and the corporate worlds only to face the challenge of putting a baby to sleep and teaching an 8 year-old Singapore maths. Ranging in age from early thirties to mid-fifties and scattered across the globe from Singapore to London to Silicon Valley and to Queenstown; these mums reflect a spectrum of different upbringing - from Malaysian Peranakan roots to British boarding schools; with voices from Chinese, French, American and Russian families. The result is an honest and heartfelt glimpse of parenthood today. *** Special section included on the parenting journeys of dads

East Meets West

Author: Kim Parker MSW LCSW

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 151275093X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

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Parenting can be the toughest journey a person ever makes. The author transparently addresses the difficult parts of this role while pointing us to some practical ways of thinking and relating with children to lighten the responsibility. This book is as fascinating as Amy Chuas Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother memoir, as relatable as Jen Hatmakers Christian foibles, as uplifting as Iyanla Vanzants inspirational messages, and backed by solid research of the likes of Brene Brown. By deftly combining four of Americas favorite genres into one enjoyable read, the author does not force us to compare and choose one world view over another, but honors all. Kim understands the unique challenges and opportunities that arise when youre parenting in a culture different than the one in which you were raised. Her words are wise and just what you need to figure out what is best for your family! Jill Savage, author of Better Together: Because Youre Not Meant to Mom Alone This is an insightful book, full of sound and practical advice. I highly reccommend it. Dr. Helen Mendes Love, MSW, author of Reflections on the Upsides of Aging Kim gives invaluable insight on the intricacies of parenting in a more globalized and culturally-relevant world, while respecting tradition and heritage. Sam Louie, M.A., LMHC, author of Asian Shame and Addiction: Suffering in Silence Humorous, yet educational, this book is a must read for any parent. Erika Olivares Sumner, Life & Wellness Coach, Mother of Three

Pursuits of Happiness

Author: Stanley Cavell

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674739062

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 283

View: 6336


Looks at seven classic romantic comedies of the thirties and forties, and compares what each film expresses about marriage, interdependence, equality, and sexual roles