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French Children Don't Throw Food by Pamela Druckerman
  

French Children Don't Throw Food

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With French women not getting fat, it seems that French children also have a thing or two to teach us. The author – an American living in Paris with her English husband is well placed to observe how children are raised in France. Why are French children, on the whole, better behaved, why do their parents have more me time and why do her own children put her to shame. Written with verve and humour, generalised, sure but there is a great deal of truth in her observations, laugh and learn, a great start to New Year parenting resolutions.

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Synopsis

French Children Don't Throw Food by Pamela Druckerman

How do the French manage to raise well-behaved children and have a life! What British parent hasn't noticed, on visiting France, 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 mums chat to their friends while their children play quietly? Why are French mums more likely to be seen in skinny jeans than tracksuit bottoms?

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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 -- India Knight 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 -- Michele Hanson 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 -- Amanda Craig 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


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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Publication date

19th January 2012

Author

Pamela Druckerman

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Publisher

Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Hardback
368 pages

Categories

Lifestyle & Health
The Real World
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Memoirs
Child care & upbringing

ISBN

9780385617611

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