Bringing Up Bébé

One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting

Pamela Druckerman


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?

A Parent's Comment About the Book

For me, what I value the most from this book is the possibility that you can still be a loving parent without having parenthood be all-consuming.

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