I’ve just been to Moscow, and I have a few things to report. Read full story here.
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.
About 95 years ago, my grandfather spent the night near here. I doubt he slept much. For starters, he was probably in a trench.
Here’s my attempt to speak French while wearing stilettos… L’éducation “à la française”: Pamela Druckerman at TEDxParis 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlMfzeV048U&feature=player_embedded
There’s an interesting conversation about the parallels between Montessori and typical French parenting going on here: http://www.pameladruckerman.com/news-of-the-world/ This latest post has lots of thoughtful, provocative ideas. Thanks Tricia! Hi Sally, Hmmm… interesting questions about authority without social conformity. I’d love to hear Pamela’s answer on that. But, I have to tell you that I think
I’ve had the great pleasure of receiving letters from moms and dads from around the world, reflecting on Bringing Up Bébé/French Children Don’t Throw Food, sharing their own experiences, and even asking me for parenting tips (weird, given how parentally challenged I am in the book). I’ve posted some of these letters and other comments
PRAISE FOR BRINGING UP BEBE AND FRENCH CHILDREN DON'T THROW FOOD
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“…A riveting glimpse into a calmer, rational, sage way of raising children.” —Publishers Weekly
“The author is a delightfully droll storyteller with an effortless gift of gab that translates well to the page.” —Kirkus Reviews
“I couldn’t put Bringing Up Bébé down! It’s smart, funny and fascinating, insightful, provocative, and genuinely eye-opening. I love Pamela Druckerman’s honesty, rueful humor, and her premise that parents of all cultures should be able to learn from one another.” —Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother