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Bringing Up Bebe - One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting

Pamela Druckerman

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The secret behind France's astonishingly well-behaved children. When American journalist Pamela Druckerman has a baby in Paris, she doesn't aspire to become a "French parent." French parenting isn't a known thing, like French fashion or French cheese. Even French parents themselves insist they aren't doing anything special. Yet, the French children Druckerman knows sleep through the night at two or three months old while those of her American friends take a year or more. French kids eat well-rounded meals that are more likely to include braised leeks than chicken nuggets. And while her American friends spend their visits resolving spats between their kids, her French friends sip coffee while the kids play. Motherhood itself is a whole different experience in France. There's no role model, as there is in America, for the harried new mom with no life of her own. French mothers assume that even good parents aren't at the constant service of their children and that there's no need to feel guilty about this. They have an easy, calm authority with their kids that Druckerman can only envy. Of course, French parenting wouldn't be worth talking about if it produced robotic, joyless children. In fact, French kids are just as boisterous, curious, and creative as Americans. They're just far better behaved and more in command of themselves. While some American toddlers are getting Mandarin tutors and preliteracy training, French kids are- by design-toddling around and discovering the world at their own pace. With a notebook stashed in her diaper bag, Druckerman-a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal-sets out to learn the secrets to raising a society of good little sleepers, gourmet eaters, and reasonably relaxed parents. She discovers that French parents are extremely strict about some things and strikingly permissive about others. And she realizes that to be a different kind of parent, you don't just need a different parenting philosophy. You need a very different view of what a child actually is. While finding

Language:

English

Narrators:

Abby Craden

Length:

9h 10m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:27


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:04


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:42


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:55


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:15


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:27


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:28


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:39


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:34


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:13


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:08


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:22


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:27


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:02


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:05


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:20


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:52


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:47


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:01


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:40


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:25


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:42


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:29


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:31


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:28


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:22


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:02


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:00


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:57


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:17


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:23


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:44


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:22


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:52


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:21


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:12


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:31


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:18


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:26


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:40


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:39


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:38


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:29


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:31


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:17


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:45


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:12


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:26


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:37


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:02


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:50


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:22


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:54


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:42


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:31


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:05


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:22


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:10


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

00:35