Hey everyone, there's a new book out explaining to us how the French parent their children. Since it seems to be a common belief that the French have it much more together than we "permissive" Americans, you might be interested to read about how they handle bringing up bebe.
Below is an article from The Economist
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Discipline and three-course meals
IN DIPLOMATIC affairs the French are often viewed from America and Britain with exasperation, as arrogant, unreliable and underhand. When it comes to family matters, however, there seems to be a fresh burst of admiration for all things Gallic. Ever since “French Women Don’t Get Fat” by Mireille Guiliano, a Frenchwoman, became a bestseller in America a few years ago, a new genre has emerged devoted to the failings that French women don’t possess. Now attention has turned to the impossibly well-mannered offspring of these impossibly chic women, with “French Children Don’t Throw Food”.