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By Pamela Druckerman

The runaway New York Times bestseller that exhibits American mom and dad the secrets and techniques in the back of France's amazingly well-behaved children


When American journalist Pamela Druckerman had a child in Paris, she did not aspire to turn into a "French parent." yet she spotted that French teenagers slept in the course of the evening via or 3 months previous. They ate braised leeks. They performed by way of themselves whereas their mom and dad sipped espresso. And but French little ones have been nonetheless boisterous, curious, and artistic. Why? How?

With a laptop stashed in her diaper bag, Druckerman got down to investigate—and wound up sparking a countrywide debate on parenting. Researched over 3 years and written in her hot, humorous voice, Bringing Up Bébé is deeply clever, charmingly informed, and destined to develop into a vintage source for American parents.

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One member chuckles that her five-year-old plays “labor strike” with his Playmobil figures. But the group is also a bulwark against what are seen as the darker aspects of French parenting. Members exchange the cell-phone numbers of English-speaking doulas, sell one another breastfeeding pillows, and commiserate about French medicine’s penchant for giving kids suppositories. A member I know was so reluctant to subject her daughter to French public preschool that she enrolled her in a brand-new Montessori, where the little girl was—for quite a while—the only student.

I realize that ordinary Frenchwomen take these calls to arms seriously when Samia, a mother who lives in my neighborhood, offers me a tour of her apartment. She’s the daughter of Algerian immigrants and grew up in Chartres. I’m admiring her soaring ceilings and chandeliers, when she picks up a stack of photographs from the mantel. “In this one I was pregnant, and here I was pregnant. ” she says, handing me several pictures. It’s true, she’s extremely pregnant in the photographs. She’s also extremely topless.

Interestingly, this wo Knglericaman’s birth plan also specified that both of her parents should be allowed in the delivery room. ) In all this talk about giving birth, I never hear anyone mention that the last time the World Health Organization ranked national health-care systems, France’s was first, while America’s was thirty-seventh. ” Pregnant Message members fret that French doctors will induce labor, force them to have epidurals, then secretly bottle-feed their newborns so they won’t be able to breast-feed.

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