Pamela Druckerman is the author of three books including Bringing Up Bebé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting. She’s also a contributing opinion writer at the International New York Times.

Bébé(s) in Paperback!

It’s with great joy that I announce the launch/publication/birth of Bringing Up Bébé in paperback. This new edition includes Bébé Day By Day: 100 Keys to French Parenting. So let’s just say it’s twins. I hope you like them. Amazon Barnes and Noble Indie Bound  

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Learning How to Exert Self-Control

Learning How to Exert Self-Control

NOT many Ivy League professors are associated with a type of candy. But Walter Mischel, a professor of psychology at Columbia, doesn’t mind being one of them. “I’m the marshmallow man,” he says, with a modest shrug. Read the full story here

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Miami Grows Up. A Little.

Miami Grows Up. A Little.

IF you had asked me what I wanted when I was 12 years old, I probably would have said, “to marry a plastic surgeon.” You can hardly blame me: I was growing up in Miami. Read the full story here.  

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The French Do Buy Books

The French Do Buy Books. Real Books.

One of the maddening things about being a foreigner in France is that hardly anyone in the rest of the world knows what’s really happening here. They think Paris is a Socialist museum where people are exceptionally good at eating small bits of chocolate and tying scarves. Read the full story here.

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We Are the World (Cup)

At dinner recently, one of my 5-year-old twins announced that he intended to learn Croatian. This didn’t surprise me. Mealtimes at our house have become low-level colloquia on international affairs. Read the full story here.

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NYT: The Russians Love Their Children, Too

I’ve just been to Moscow, and I have a few things to report. Read full story here.

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INYT: Not Yet Rolling in the Aisles

When people ask what I miss about America, I usually say: the humor (and if she’s reading this, my mother). Read full story here.

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NYT: What You Learn in Your 40s

If all goes according to plan, I’ll turn 44 soon after this column appears. So far in my adult life, I’ve never managed to grasp a decade’s main point until long after it was over. Read full story here.

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Grandfather's Last Battle

NYT: My Grandfather’s Last Battle

About 95 years ago, my grandfather spent the night near here. I doubt he slept much. For starters, he was probably in a trench.

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NYT: If You’re ’Appy and You Know It

Recently my daughter’s teacher asked if I would talk about America to her second-grade class, in a French public school. The teacher does an hour of English each week, and I’d be the guest speaker.

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