This was a major bestseller when it was released, and it tore up the New York Times charts like a French man on his way to the cheese shop. Which is good because Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers The Wisdom Of French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman is all about the stoic parenting habits of French people compared to those popular in America.
It’s important to note that her conclusions aren’t in favor of either parenting system but rather they’re slanted to “what works”. That’s something we can get behind as Americans who believe in a scientific approach to child rearing.
The Wall Street Journal reached this conclusion on the book, ““ n questions of how to live, the French never disappoint. . . . Maybe it all starts with childhood. That is the conclusion that readers may draw from Bringing Up Bébé.”
I strongly recommend that you make up your own mind and give it a shot, the book is, if nothing else, immensely entertaining and much less dry than some of the other titles on our list.