Just finished read it, really enjoyed it!! Anyone else read it? What did you think? Will you try anything out?
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29-02-2012 17:24 #1
French children don't throw food....
29-02-2012 17:30 #2
This book makes me want to stab my eyeballs out with a fork.
ETA: I will elaborate a bit later when I have a good hour up my sleeve
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29-02-2012 17:36 #3
What's it about? Sound interesting but I'm gathering controversial?
29-02-2012 17:42 #4
The author was on one of those morning shows recently. It looks like she went to France and noticed that French children were all well behaved in cafés/restaurants and ate their vegies, so she 'researched' the reasons why.
29-02-2012 17:55 #5on a self imposed ban
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Are they going to release a book next 'Our sh*t doesn't stink?' by the French. Honestly there are quite a few books out there such as French women don't get fat and other ones about how perfect they are as a race. I'm expecting my idea to be a best seller...... In France.
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29-02-2012 17:59 #6Senior Member
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Saw the author on the today show. Id like to read it, but I'd still take what she says with a grain if salt.
29-02-2012 18:00 #7
Hmm sounds like an interesting book, I'd love to know about her "research".
29-02-2012 18:02 #8
It explores authoritarian themes of parenting and goes against most aspects of Attachment Parenting.
Oh and lets not forget the part about how the Mums look SO sexy in France
29-02-2012 18:06 #9
29-02-2012 18:12 #10
Here are a couple of excerpts from the very start of the book - it's just dripping in smugness and very stereotypical:
What British parent hasn’t noticed, on visiting France, how polite and civilized French children are, compared to our own? They
don’t cause havoc in restaurants, they always say ‘bonjour’ politely to
adults, and they never throw tantrums in supermarkets. Why is it normal for
French babies to sleep through the night by two or three months? And how do
their mothers always manage to look so sexy, cool and chic?
I’m hardly the first to point out that middle-class
Britain and America have a parenting problem
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