• Great advice on French parenting! Feb 09, 2017

  • Read this just after my LO was born and it was such a welcome source of laughter. Jan 05, 2017

  • The theories are good, but I found the author borderline insufferable. Have to trudge through her crazy to get to the nuggets of wisdom. Dec 06, 2016

  • I really enjoyed the parenting philosophies in this book. So different than typical American thought processes. Nov 30, 2016

    • Megan G.
    • San Francisco, California

    It’s hilarious, not overly preachy, and helped set our expectations for life with a baby. In France, babies “do their nights” (aka, sleep through the night) by four months. Nov 06, 2016

  • I enjoyed this book and loved some of the tips but practically speaking I think most parents will just have to find their own way. Oct 06, 2016

    • Amy N.
    • Lumberton, Texas

    Great book! Oct 05, 2016

  • LOVED this book. Lots of practical advice for raising happy, well-mannered children. Sep 29, 2016

  • It's funny and a quick read, but be careful of over idealizing the parenting styles of other societies. It's not all as sunny as promoted. Sep 12, 2016

    • Kate H.
    • San Francisco, California

    Really enjoyable read Apr 20, 2016

    • Sarah A.
    • New Canaan, Connecticut

    fun read, interesting take on parenting outside the US Dec 03, 2015

    • Kate A.
    • Boston, Massachusetts

    I loved this book and thought it was a must-read! Oct 02, 2015

  • Loved this perspective as I prepare to parent my baby! Aug 19, 2015

  • I really enjoyed and it really presents a model to work towards. Why is America so different than France!? Aug 03, 2015

  • First time moms should definitely read! Comical but with great advise from a mom navigating a new culture while still keeping her American roots. Raising an independent and well behaved child Apr 05, 2015

  • found really interesting Feb 24, 2015

  • Take bits with a grain of salt, but overall, it helped both me and my husband to feel like there IS an alternative to helicopter parenting that represents a little more of a middle ground. Feb 17, 2015

    • Elana L.
    • Los Angeles, California

    Amazing. A must read for every parent. Dec 04, 2014

    • Britt P.
    • United States of America

    Found this very useful in looking at things from another pov. Nov 23, 2014

  • Common sense approach to parenting. Really resonated with my husband and I - aligned with our values and seemed like a good approach for us - an alternative to attachment parenting. Oct 31, 2014

  • I could not put this book down… I was utterly fascinated and charmed by French parenting. It has been the most positive and encouraging book I have read during my pregnancy so far. Oct 29, 2014

  • food for thought Oct 28, 2014

  • Great way to take a step back and realize a different perspective on parenting. Oct 06, 2014

    • Katie F.
    • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    So interesting to see how other cultures tackle parenthood. Oct 06, 2014

  • Interesting insight Sep 30, 2014

    • Laura B.
    • United States of America

    Enjoyable and thought provoking Sep 25, 2014

  • Some great ideas (I love the concept of "cadre") and aligns with how I was raised and the qualities I want to instill in my child. I highly recommend this book. Sep 11, 2014

  • reminds me of my parents parenting style Sep 10, 2014

  • Enjoyed the read and got a few practical tips out of it Jul 31, 2014

  • Thought this was a great read. Interesting comparison between parenting styles. Well written. Jul 29, 2014

  • A fun and funny read for new mamas. Jul 29, 2014

  • very interesting perspective comparing two different cultural practices. Jul 02, 2014

  • I really enjoyed reading this when I was pregnant Jun 26, 2014

  • I enjoyed reading this book. It's interesting to see the differences between American and French parenting from the perspective of an American living in France. Jun 17, 2014

  • I enjoyed this book and found it very helpful, however, the author does go into a bit too much back story for my taste. Jun 16, 2014

    • Emily C.
    • Wilmington, North Carolina

    A very interesting take on parenting--very eye opening to some things that we are guilty of on this side of the pond. The author is pretty funny too. Jun 05, 2014

  • Makes it seem like motherhood is actually possibly and i don't need to be a crazy person following all kinds of rules to make it work. We will see how good the French theories are once I actually am dealing with the late night wake ups and poor sleep schedule, but it gives me hope for some normalcy amongst the crazy times to come. Jun 04, 2014

  • Great book -- more entertaining than true advice May 22, 2014

  • a must read! May 21, 2014

    • h b.
    • United States of America

    Great book, reminded me of how my mother parented. May 07, 2014

  • So much of what the author describes matches up with what my intuition has told me all along. Great tips on observing, sleeping, eating, saying yes vs no... definitely worth a read! May 06, 2014

  • enjoyed this read Apr 15, 2014

  • great book ! Apr 03, 2014

    • Mary G.
    • United States of America

    Love this book. An alternative to helicopter parenting! Mar 30, 2014

  • LOVED this book. Friends and family are always commenting on what an easy baby we have, and I really think it's thanks to the techniques I learned in this book. Definitely recommend. Mar 27, 2014

  • Very interesting and well written. Mar 19, 2014

    • Julie B.
    • United States of America

    So interesting to see cultural differences, but don't mention anything about how to discipline into these great ways of life Mar 08, 2014

  • Very interesting! Feb 13, 2014

  • Great book written with a self-deprecating voice. Not everything they do in france will translate here, but lots to change the way you think about child rearing. Feb 12, 2014

  • all. of. it. Feb 08, 2014