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The runaway New York Times bestseller that shows American parents the secrets behind France's amazingly well-behaved children


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.

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Bringing Up Bébé
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Some sage advice
November 1st, 2014
I’ve only skimmed parenting books before this one. It’s interesting and in response to North America’s compulsion to over-parent. I liked learning about how another culture parents as well as getting some good ideas. And the book is entertaining, except that Druckerman is too long-winded in my opinion. She even re-uses some examples. Yeah Pamela, got it, thanks.
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