I have just completed a read
’bout how the French raise patient babies.
You must be firm and have grace,
Use a convincing face.
Often non is the only word you need.
Like the rest of the birthing-age world, I’ve just finished reading Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting, by Pamela Druckerman. I found it engaging and a quick, easy read. I’ll probably at least try to implement some of the suggestions on my own children, whenever they arrive in my life. But mostly it was just an interesting ethnography about how another culture does it, and how they end up that way. Recommended.