In Bringing up Bebe, journalist and mother Pamela Druckerman investigated a society of good sleepers, gourmet eaters, and mostly calm parents. She set out to learn how the French achieve all this, while telling the story of her own young family in Paris.
Bebe Day by Day: 100 Keys to French Parenting ($19.95) distills the lessons of Bringing Up Bebe into an easy-to-read guide for parents and caregivers. How do you teach your child patience? How do you get him to like broccoli? How do you encourage your baby to sleep through the night? How can you have a child and still have a life? Alongside these time-tested lessons of French parenting are favorite recipes straight from the menus of the Parisian crèche and winsome drawings by acclaimed French illustrator Margaux Motin.
Pamela Druckerman is a former staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal, where she covered foreign affairs. She has also written for the New York Times and the Washington Post, and appeared on the Today Show and NPR's Morning Edition, among many other outlets.