"A pleasure to read . . . No doubt some details will be too enticing not to try, like recruiting the whole family for meal preparation and training young children to take responsibility for simple tasks. Ultimately, this absorbing assemblage of perspectives will help widen our own."
"Throughout her carefully organized text, [Hopgood] shows enormous respect for everyone she speaks with and everything she learns . . . A best bet for new parents."
"Hopgood's text is a satisfying mix of research, observation, interview, and personal experience . . . Readers will laugh, marvel and muse over the many (frequently opposing) child-rearing methods that persist despite the growing globalization of parenthood."
"Entertaining and thought-provoking . . . this is a liberating read for any parent bogged down by western parenting advice."
"A look at interesting, useful and often surprising parenting techniques from around the world . . . will definitely make you smile."
--Pregnancy & Birth magazine
"Entertaining and thought-provoking…this is a liberating read for any parent bogged down by western parenting advice" --Financial Times
'A captivating book, filled with some genuinely useful (and jaw-dropping) child-rearing tips from all over the world'
Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
For any parent weary of the so-called 'expert advice' peddled in books and on TV, How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm lifts the lid on how other cultures parent their children, with some interesting – and surprising – insights. Mei-Ling Hopgood explores how mums and dads in other countries approach such issues as bedtime, potty training, healthy eating and playtime squabbles and offers some fascinating new perspectives on how to do things.
This inspiring, engaging and fun read proves that there are many ways to be a good parent - and more than one way to raise a child.