(U.K. edition of Bringing Up Bébé)

“Her book should be dispensed on prescription.” — Spectator

How do 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 mums chat to their friends while their children play quietly?
  • Why are French mums 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 a la francaise.

“Self-deprecating, witty, informative… But however much she admires the ‘easy calm authority’ French parents seem to possess… will Druckerman manage it herself? Her efforts to do so add a compelling narrative to this fascinating study of French parenting.” — The Guardian (London)

“I couldn’t put it down! Smart, funny and provocative.” — Amy Chua

“I loved it. It made me want to move to Paris.” — India Knight

The Times (UK)
An Excerpt of French Children Don’t Throw Food

Sunday Times
January 22, 2012
A fascinating guide to Parisian parenting shows how the French get it right – no snacks, and grown-ups rule the roost

The Spectator
February 18, 2012
“Ecoutez bien!”

The Independent
May 19, 2012
“Difficult, moi? Feeding les enfants, French style”

Daily Mail
January 27, 2012
“Taming your enfants terribles the French way”

Daily Mail
January 19, 2012
“Slimmer, better in bed, now we’re told French women are better mothers too!”

Daily Mail
January 1, 2012
They eat their greens, don’t throw tantrums and go to bed on time… How French mothers’ ‘tough love’ means their children never step out of line”

The Guardian
January 13, 2012
“French Children Don’t Throw Food by Pamela Druckerman – review”

The Guardian
January 20, 2012
“Help! My Children Have Grown Up French.”

The Guardian
January 22, 2012
“French children: enfants, but not terrible – French parenting, praised in Pamela Druckerman’s new book, is easily mocked – but strict rules create rebellious mind”

The Guardian
January 29, 2012
“Digested Read: French Children Don’t Throw Food”

The Telegraph
January 12, 2012
“French mothers don’t have it all their own way”

The Telegraph
January 24, 2012
“Zut! Can the French really be parents sans pareil?”

The Bookseller
January 11, 2012
“Profiles: Pamela Druckerman”

The Economist
January 20, 2012
“Their way or le highway”

The Economist
January 21, 2012
“Non, non and non: Discipline and three-course meals”