« Ce n'est pas parce qu'un sujet est traité avec humour qu'il n'est pas sérieux. Le propos de Pamela Druckerman est on ne peut plus important, puisqu'il traite de façon très particulière de la maternité et de l'éducation "à la française". Nous pensons tout savoir sur ces sujets et nous découvrons en la lisant que nos évidences ne sont pas les siennes, que nos priorités et nos façons de faire et de dire sont loin d'être identiques à celles qu'elle connaît aux États-Unis. Au-delà de la mère et de son enfant, ce sont certaines caractéristiques de notre société qu'elle met en lumière et dont nous n'avons pas totalement conscience. Rien de plus passionnant que cette découverte de nous-mêmes et de ce qui nous distingue de nos soeurs d'outre-Atlantique. »
« Fascinant, drôle, ce livre est un correctif des idées reçues sur l'éducation des enfants. »
The Sunday Times
Couverture : © Margaux Motin
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?'Fascinating...gripping...extremely funny...I loved it. It made me want to move to Paris' - India Knight, Sunday Times
'I couldn't put it down' Chris Evans
À la carte wisdom from the international bestseller Bringing up Bébé
In BRINGING UP BEBE, journalist and mother Pamela Druckerman investigated a society of good sleepers, gourmet eaters, and mostly calm parents. She set out to learn how the French achieve all this, while telling the story of her own young family in Paris.
BEBE DAY BY DAY distills the lessons of BRINGING UP BEBE into an easy-to-read guide for parents and caregivers. How do you teach your child patience? How do you get him to like broccoli? How do you encourage your baby to sleep through the night? How can you have a child and still have a life?
Alongside these time-tested lessons of French parenting are favorite recipes straight from the menus of the Parisian crèche and winsome drawings by acclaimed French illustrator Margaux Motin.
Witty, pithy and brimming with common sense, BEBE DAY BY DAY offers a mix of practical tips and guiding principles, to help parents find their own way.
The runaway New York Times bestseller that shows American parents the secrets behind France's amazingly well-behaved children 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?
With a notebook stashed in her diaper bag, Druckerman set out to investigate--and wound up sparking a national debate on parenting. Researched over three years and written in her warm, funny voice, Bringing Up Bébé is deeply wise, charmingly told, and destined to become a classic resource for American parents.
Compared to the citizens of just about every other nation, Americans are the least adept at having affairs, have the most trouble enjoying them, and suffer the most in their aftermath and Pamela Druckerman has the facts to prove it. The journalist's surprising findings include: Russian spouses don't count beach resort flings as infidelity South Africans consider drunkenness an adequate excuse for extramarital sex Japanese businessmen believe, "If you pay, it's not cheating."Voyeuristic and packed with eyebrow-raising statistics and interviews, Lust in Translation is her funny and fact-filled world tour of infidelity that will give new meaning to the phrase "practicing monogamy."