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Some sensible advice, but an annoying tone,
This review is from: Why French Children Don't Talk Back (Paperback)
The tone of this book is kind of annoying - regardless of the lessons she's learned from the French, the author still comes across as a New-York-annoying style mom - with twee lessons that don't go enough into depth and/or don't have much sympathy for the child. I read it and was more mildly irritated at the end, rather than empowered.
Instead of this book, I'd strongly recommend French Children Don't Throw Food, by Pamela Druckerman (which I bought and then swapped with my friend's copy of this book). That book is much better researched and gives much better insight into the thinking and cultural reasons behind French parenting, and is written by a mom actually living in France.