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
United States of America
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
Pleasant Hill, Iowa
I really enjoyed the parenting philosophies in this book. So different than typical American thought processes.
Nov 30, 2016
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
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
Really enjoyable read
Apr 20, 2016
New Canaan, Connecticut
fun read, interesting take on parenting outside the US
Dec 03, 2015
I loved this book and thought it was a must-read!
Oct 02, 2015
West Lebanon, New Hampshire
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
Plantation, New York
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
Los Angeles, California
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
Amazing. A must read for every parent.
Dec 04, 2014
Found this very useful in looking at things from another pov.
Nov 23, 2014
Cos Cob, Connecticut
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
So interesting to see how other cultures tackle parenthood.
Oct 06, 2014
Sep 30, 2014
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
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
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
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
So interesting to see cultural differences, but don't mention anything about how to discipline into these great ways of life
Mar 08, 2014
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