The number one Sunday Times bestseller, the book all parents are talking about.
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 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?
'Fascintating...gripping...extremely funny...I loved it. It made me want to move to Paris' - India Knight, Sunday Times
‘Her book should be dispensed on prescription’ -Spectator
“Fascinating... gripping... extremely funny... A desperately needed corrective to received wisdom about child-rearing and what having children is supposed to do to a woman's sense of self. I loved it. It made me want to move to Paris”
The Sunday Times
“Self-deprecating, witty, informative... But however much she admires "the easy, calm authority" French parents seem to posess, will Druckerman manage it herself? Her efforts to do so add a compelling narrative to this fascinating study of French parenting”
“Observant, dryly entertaining... In recounting how her three children went native, Druckerman is engagingly self-deprecating... This book is worth its price for the crucial information it reveals about how to win the sleep wars”
“Fascinating and enlightening... Druckerman's observations struck me as Eureka discoveries that could improve interaction between adults and children here”
“I couldn't put it down! Smart, funny, provocative, and genuinely eye-opening”
“Pamela Druckerman is a charming narrator... she has produced an important guide to staying calm, and if half of what she says about anglophone parents is true, her book should be dispensed on prescription”
“This witty book will leave you with a few tricks up your sleeve as you embrace the French culture”
“Well-written, funny and doesn't take itself too seriously”
Irish Sunday Independent