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French Children Don't Throw Food (Paperback)
  • French Children Don't Throw Food (Paperback)

French Children Don't Throw Food (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages
Published: 17/01/2013
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Waterstones Says

Getting to the bottom of why French children are so well behaved, Druckerman draws upon years of experience of observing her Gallic counterparts and their offspring to deliver a playful yet perceptive parenting guide with a difference.   

The book everyone is talking about: how the French manage to raise well-behaved children, and have a life!

Who hasn't noticed how well-behaved French children are, compared to our own? How do they do it? 

  • How come French babies sleep through the night?
  • Why do French children happily eat what is put in front of them?
  • How can French mothers chat to their friends while their children play quietly?
  • Why are French mothers more likely to be seen in skinny jeans than tracksuit bottoms?

Pamela Druckerman, who lives in Paris with three young children, has had years of observing her French friends and neighbours, and with wit and style, has written a memoir that is ideally placed to teach us the basics of parenting à la française.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552779173
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 251 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 23 mm


"Fascinating... gripping... extremely funny...I loved it. It made me want to move to Paris" - The Sunday Times 

"Self-deprecating, witty, informative... [a] fascinating study of French parenting" - Guardian

"Observant, dryly entertaining... This book is worth its price for the crucial information it reveals about how to win the sleep wars" - Daily Mail

"Fascinating and enlightening... Druckerman's observations struck me as Eureka discoveries that could improve interaction between adults and children here" - The Lady

"I couldn't put it down! Smart, funny, provocative, and genuinely eye-opening.'" - Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

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“Really worth the read”

I enjoyed Pamela's funny view on parenthood. Some French parenting tips will be very useful, unfortunately, we have missed the boat on many others. Of most interest were the tactics employed that I recognised in... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 95

“Child rearing the French way”

I am not sure if a book on child rearing is supposed to make you laugh out loud, but this one did.

Druckerman writes with rare wit and insight as an American raising children in Paris in the French way. She is... More

Hardback edition
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“The thing is... French children DO throw food, and they misbehave and talk back too !”

Unfortunately the premise of the book is out of step with the reality of most of France - urban and rural.
I'm not sure which mythical part of France the author lives in.
Or maybe it's a class thing...... More

Paperback edition
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