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À la carte wisdom from the international bestseller Bringing up Bébé

Bringing Up Bébé started an international conversation about the wisdom of French parenting by offering an inside look at a society where children are typically good sleepers, gourmet eaters, and generally well behaved. Journalist and mother Pamela Druckerman set out to understand how French parents achieve such results – while staying so calm. Meanwhile, Druckerman shared the story of her own young familys life in France.

 

Bébé Day by Day is a primer on the wisdom of French parenting reported on in Bringing Up Bébé. Its lessons for caregivers are distilled into simple and elegant maxims to remember, including:

• Instead of just two magic words, teach children four: hello, goodbye, please, and thank you.

• Practice “the Pause,” a time honored French practice that helps babies sleep through the night and helps toddlers learn to wait

• Follow the French food rules: Kids eat only at mealtimes or the once-a-day snack. Vegetables come first. Picky eating is not an option - kids have to taste everything.

• Give children as much freedom as possible—and free yourself by not scheduling lots of activities.

• Dont be afraid to say a firm “no,” but say “yes” as often as you can.

Divided into ten sections, including sleeping, eating, and motherhood, Bébé Day by Day offers the time-tested lessons of French parenting followed by a brief discussion of each. Alongside are recipes from a typical French daycare menu for toddlers—complete with cheese course. The book will feature line drawings by noted French illustrator Margaux Motin, who illustrated the jacket of Bringing Up Bébé.

This little book of lessons will help American parents reclaim a common-sense era of family life that is still the norm in France. Its timeless advice, written in pithy, practical prose, will be appreciated by parents and grandparents alike.

Review:

"Druckerman, an American expat in France, offers this purse-sized collection of Francophilic lists and snark as a follow-up to her highly successful parenting guide Bringing Up Bebe. Discussing French food rules, she maintains that French children always try everything on their plates and generally eat what adults eat (she includes several delightful recipes from French government-run daycare, including zucchini flan and artichoke soup). Her knowledge of sleep training a newborn, 'The Pause,' flirts with the cry-it-out method by lagging in response to a baby's cries. There are tips on living a parent-centered life and avoiding a child-centered marriage that will be well received by many who come across them. Though most will agree when Druckerman writes that new parents need a weekend away, nothing is particularly French about it. Moreover, her lists have the effect of making every point facile or glib; rarely does she provide deep analyses of her positions. The advice contained in these pages can usually be pared down to common sense or a path-of-least-resistance, although a snort or giggle here and there will be in order. This shouldn't be anyone's go-to manual on baby care, but it's fun. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

À la carte wisdom from the international bestseller Bringing up Bébé

In BRINGING UP BÉBÉ, 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. 

BÉBÉ DAY BY DAY distills the lessons of BRINGING UP BÉBÉ 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, BÉBÉ DAY BY DAY offers a mix of practical tips and guiding principles, to help parents find their own way. 

About the Author

Pamela Druckerman is a former staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal, where she covered foreign affairs. She has also written for The New York Times and The Washington Post, and appeared on the Today Show and NPR's Morning Edition, among many other outlets. She is the author of the international bestseller, Bringing up B�b�, and Lust in Translation, which was translated into eight languages. She has a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia, and lives in Paris.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594205538
Author:
Druckerman, Pamela
Publisher:
Penguin Press
Subject:
Motherhood
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-Mothering
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Druckerman, an American expat in France, offers this purse-sized collection of Francophilic lists and snark as a follow-up to her highly successful parenting guide Bringing Up Bebe. Discussing French food rules, she maintains that French children always try everything on their plates and generally eat what adults eat (she includes several delightful recipes from French government-run daycare, including zucchini flan and artichoke soup). Her knowledge of sleep training a newborn, 'The Pause,' flirts with the cry-it-out method by lagging in response to a baby's cries. There are tips on living a parent-centered life and avoiding a child-centered marriage that will be well received by many who come across them. Though most will agree when Druckerman writes that new parents need a weekend away, nothing is particularly French about it. Moreover, her lists have the effect of making every point facile or glib; rarely does she provide deep analyses of her positions. The advice contained in these pages can usually be pared down to common sense or a path-of-least-resistance, although a snort or giggle here and there will be in order. This shouldn't be anyone's go-to manual on baby care, but it's fun. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
À la carte wisdom from the international bestseller Bringing up Bébé

In BRINGING UP BÉBÉ, 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. 

BÉBÉ DAY BY DAY distills the lessons of BRINGING UP BÉBÉ 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, BÉBÉ DAY BY DAY offers a mix of practical tips and guiding principles, to help parents find their own way. 

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