French Children Don't Throw Food

Author: Pamela Druckerman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448127157

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 3448

'Fascinating...gripping...extremely funny...I loved it. It made me want to move to Paris' - India Knight, Sunday Times _______ Do you want to learn the secrets of the parents of France's well-behaved children? 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? _______ Parents are saying MERCI to Pamela Druckerman! ***** ‘Our parenting bible’ ***** ‘You are not alone! ... Brilliantly funny and really helpful.’ ***** ‘Eye opening ... it has changed the way I view and interact with my little one!’

French Parents Don't Give In

Author: Pamela Druckerman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448167256

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 4993

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

There Are No Grown-Ups

Author: Pamela Druckerman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473510635

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8967

*MUCH RAVED ABOUT BY CHRIS EVANS ON HIS BBC RADIO 2 BREAKFAST SHOW* EVERYONE ELSE IS WINGING IT TOO. You know you're a grown-up when... ·You become impatient while scrolling down to your year of birth. · You’ve lost and gained the same 10lbs so many times you now regard it as an old friend. · Your parents have stopped trying to change you. · You don't want to be with the cool people anymore; you want to be with your people. · You know that 'Soul mate' isn't a pre-existing condition. It's earned over time. Does it ever feel like everyone - except you - is a bona-fide adult? Do you wonder how real grown-ups get to be so mysteriously capable and wise? When she turns 40, Pamela Druckerman - author of the #1 Sunday Times bestseller French Children Don't Throw Food - wonders whether her mind will ever catch up with her face. Waiters start calling her ‘Madame’, and she detects a disturbing new message in mens' gazes: I would sleep with her, but only if doing so required no effort whatsoever. There Are No Grown-Ups is a midlife coming-of-age story, a hilarious quest for wisdom, self-knowledge and the right pair of pants. It's a book for readers of all ages about - finally - becoming yourself

The Truth About French Women

Author: Marie-Morgane Le Moel

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 0857981757

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 3380

The Truth About French Women shows us that French women really are fascinating, but not for the reasons you think. French women have a mystique about them. They have, throughout the ages, been considered by some as a species apart – apparently flawless women, for whom sex and sensuality are central to their identity. But are French women really a model of elegance, always perfectly dressed with designer clothes as the stereotype would have us believe? Are they all intellectual, classy creatures with a perfect waistline, even if they eat croissants au beurre all day long? Are they all sexually liberated, wearing kinky lingerie and bedding other women’s husbands (seducing them with a bottle of champagne kept near the bed, of course) ? The Truth About French Women focuses on who French women really are, and why they're more interesting than the clichés. It calls on women throughout French history who have defied societal norms and created their own destiny. French women who include heroines such as Jeanne d’Arc, the teenage girl who led the French army to success; the legendary sans culottes, who were instrumental during the French Revolution and Coco Chanel, who not only built a fashion empire, but also liberated women from the constraints of the corset, allowing an unprecedented amount of physical freedom for the fairer sex. It’s also a study into the realities of everyday life for the contemporary French woman, and how she interprets love, art and politics.

The Economist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Commerce

Page: N.A

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The Happiest Kids in the World

Author: Rina Mae Acosta,Michele Hutchison

Publisher: Doubleday UK

ISBN: 9780857523860


Page: 320

View: 512

A recent UNESCO study of child well-being in the richest countries in the world found that Dutch children come out on top. Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison, both married to Dutchmen and bringing up their young families in Holland, examine the unique social environment and culture that they live in, to understand the special features that allow the Dutch to turn out such contented, well-adjusted and healthy kids. Is it that they go to school on bicycles, or that children are allowed the freedom to play outside without supervision? Does the fact that Dutch kids are seen and heard around the family breakfast table have anything to do with it - or is it that they eat chocolate sprinkles on buttered bread? In the spirit of French Children Don�e(tm)t Throw Food and Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, this is a book to appeal to the same audience, frazzled mothers (and fathers) who want to look at how it�e(tm)s done elsewhere, with practical tips they can apply to their own children �e" after all, who doesn�e(tm)t want to raise a happy kid?

Parent Talk

Author: Wendy Mogel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241276587


Page: 320

View: 6789

Are you tired of arguing with your children? Do you find you're repeating the same messages over and over? Or perhaps you've given up trying to communicate with your kids at all? In this frank and open book, parenting expert of over three decades, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Wendy Mogel offers an essential and realistic guide of how to take steps to transform your relationship with your child. Several years ago Mogel began giving lessons to parents who were struggling with their children, demonstrating how changing the way they talked to them improved how well their child received the message, leading to fewer arguments and less household stress. In Parent Talk, Mogel elaborates on her approach, teaching parents- - How to talk to your children at every age from babies through to the teenage years - How to break the cycle of nagging, pleading, and shouting - How to feel less like your children are strangers to you - How to talk to your child about difficult topics such as death and sex - How to really listen to what it is your child is trying to say to you - Why talking to girls is a world away from talking to boys, and how to master this skill - Overcome the distraction of digital devices - for both you and your child Revealing how each stage of life brings new opportunities to relate better to your children, Parent Talkis the definitive guide for how to talk with your child, conquer parenting frustrations, and shape meaningful and lasting family relationships.

Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer

Author: Vicki Lesage

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781499276534


Page: 268

View: 9650

A funny memoir about pregnancy & French parenting#1 Amazon Best Seller in Humor Essays Diapers, tantrums, and French bureaucracy-the crazy life of an American mom in Paris. Think French parenting is easy? Think again! Former party girl Vicki trades wine bottles for baby bottles, as this sassy mommy of two navigates the beautiful, yet infuriating, city of Paris. How does she steer a stroller around piles of dog poop? Or find time for French administration between breastfeeding and business meetings? And will she ever lose the pregnancy weight with croissants staring at her from every street corner? This humorous memoir will have you laughing, crying, and wiping up drool right alongside Vicki as she and her ever-patient French husband raise two children in the City of Light. If you're looking for a memoir packed with parenting humor, or simply want to know if French parenting really leads to well-behaved kids, this collection of essays is for you! Interview with the AuthorQ. What was your inspiration to write the Confessions series? A. After a few too many drinks at the bar, I either turn to storytelling or karaoke. I'm much better at storytelling-or so my friends say! They encouraged me to put my tales to paper, and thus was born my series of memoirs, essentially a collection of funny essays. Q. OK, so they're technically memoirs. But they seem different than traditional memoirs. How would you categorize them? A. Most of the best selling memoirs are written by celebrities, who already have a huge audience. I had to choose a different angle in order to stand out, so I went for humor. I hope people find my memoirs funny, with all the dating humor you would find in chick lit. I also talk about my travels, so my books would appeal to anyone who likes travel humor and travel memoirs by women. Confessions of a Paris Party Girl includes partying and dating humor, while Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer would fall into the mothering or pregnancy humor categories. Q. Yikes... Those are practically spoilers! A. Sorry! Between my French last name and my author bio, I think the cat might already be out of the bag. However, even if you have a rough idea of how it all ends up, you have no idea how rough it was getting there until you read my books! Q. Aren't there already so many memoirs, and ones about Paris in particular? Why should I choose yours? A. It's true, there are some really great Paris memoirs out there. The fact that I have read (and enjoyed!) so many best selling memoirs myself makes me think it's a popular genre for a reason. We're always thirsty for another sip of Paris, right? To travel to Paris through the pages of a book... to fall in love with Paris again! Q. What order should I read the books in? A. Each book in the Confessions series can stand alone, but like fine wine and pungent cheese, they go great together! I would recommend the following order: - Petite Confessions: A Humorous Memoirette - Confessions of a Paris Party Girl: A Humorous Travel Memoir - Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer: A Humorous Parenting Memoir - Confessions & Cocktails: A Humorous Memoirette If you enjoy fun, light reads with an inside look of what it's really like to live in France, you'll enjoy the Confessions series. Thanks for reading! Categories- Humor Essays - Biographies & Memoirs - Parenting & Family Humor - Motherhood & Pregnancy Humor - Parenting Newborns, Babies & Toddlers - Parenting Support - Travel Essays & Travelogues For readers who like: parenting humor, pregnancy humor, funny essays, funny memoirs, mothering humor, parenting support, parenting newborns, and French parenting