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French Children Don't Throw Food - Pamela Druckerman

French Children Don't Throw Food

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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").

About the Author

Pamela Druckerman is a freelance journalist on lifestyle issues married to English football writer Simon Kuper. They live in Paris and have a little daughter and toddler twin boys. Apart from using her own first-hand observation of her French friends and neighbours, for this new book, she has interviewed scores of French mothers, teachers and child experts. She is also the author of Lust in Translation: The Rules of Infidelity from Tokyo to Tennessee.

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      5.0

      Great ideas for bringing up baby

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      • Easy To Read
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        I wish I'd had this book 5 years ago when my daughter was pregnant for the first time. The chapter on 'doing her nights' is gold. My grandson may actually have a good sleep pattern if she had followed this hints.

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        5.0

        An excellent book

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          This book was great and as it had so much information in it I wanted to take my time in reading it. It is indeed a book that can be re-read with all the information it gives. I wish I had had this book when my children were young. However, it is excellent still for me as I have 3 and almost 4 grandchildren to utilise the ideas.

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          Great book wish I read earlier

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              Reference for tips on bringing up children. I have recommended this book to three friends and all are reading it and love it

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              "Fascinating... gripping... extremely funny... A desperately needed corrective to received wisdom about child-rearing and what having children is supposed to do to a woman's sense of self. I loved it. It made me want to move to Paris" The Sunday Times "Self-deprecating, witty, informative... But however much she admires "the easy, calm authority" French parents seem to posess, will Druckerman manage it herself? Her efforts to do so add a compelling narrative to this fascinating study of French parenting" Guardian "Observant, dryly entertaining... In recounting how her three children went native, Druckerman is engagingly self-deprecating... This book is worth its price for the crucial information it reveals about how to win the sleep wars" Daily Mail "Fascinating and enlightening... Druckerman's observations struck me as Eureka discoveries that could improve interaction between adults and children here" The Lady "'I couldn't put it down! Smart, funny, provocative, and genuinely eye-opening.'" -- Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

              ISBN: 9780552779173
              ISBN-10: 0552779172
              Audience: General
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 368
              Published: 17th January 2013
              Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8  x 2.4
              Weight (kg): 0.27