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How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm is the perfect read for fans of bestselling parenting book French Children Don't Throw Food. For any parent weary of the so-called 'expert advice' peddled in books and on TV, How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm lifts the lid on how other cultures parent their children, with some interesting - and surprising - insights. Mei-Ling Hopgood explores how mums and dads in other countries approach such issues as bedtime, potty training, healthy eating and playtime squabbles and offers some fascinating new perspectives on how to do things.
This inspiring, engaging and fun read proves that there are many ways to be a good parent - and more than one way to raise a child.
'The book is breezy and entertaining and Hopgood is charmingly self-deprecating about her own mothering of the formidable Sofia, who emerges as a sassy character in her own right.' Boston Globe
'A pleasure to read . . . No doubt some details will be too enticing not to try, like recruiting the whole family for meal preparation and training young children to take responsibility for simple tasks. Ultimately, this absorbing assemblage of perspectives will help widen our own.' BookPage
'Throughout her carefully organized text, [Hopgood] shows enormous respect for everyone she speaks with and everything she learns . . . A best bet for new parents.' Booklist
'Hopgood's text is a satisfying mix of research, observation, interview, and personal experience . . . Readers will laugh, marvel and muse over the many (frequently opposing) child-rearing methods that persist despite the growing globalization of parenthood.' Publishers Weekly
ISBN: 9780230767652 ISBN-10: 0230767656 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 292 Published: 8th January 2013 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 14.5
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1