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French twist : an American mom's experiment in Parisian parenting

Author: Catherine Crawford
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"If there is no blood, don't get up." This single nugget of parenting gold, offered by a French friend at the end of a long dinner party, changed everything for Crawford, her husband, and their two young daughters. Crawford immediately began to see that while the United States had become the land of too-involved parents, France employed a far more laissez-faire attitude. She decided to bring Old World-style  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Crawford
ISBN: 9780345533265 0345533267 0345535987 9780345535986
OCLC Number: 769424578
Description: 242 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Voici la situation, or, The mess we're in --
Un début Français, or, French from the start --
Vous êtes le chef, or, On becoming the chief --
Homme, femme, enfants, or, How boundaries saved my life --
Le repas de famille, or, The family meal --
Les plaisirs simples, or, The gift of less --
Les petits trés, or, Teaching the art of living --
La conclusion --
Five things the French could learn from us.
Responsibility: Catherine Crawford.

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"If there is no blood, don't get up." This single nugget of parenting gold, offered by a French friend at the end of a long dinner party, changed everything for Crawford, her husband, and their two young daughters. Crawford immediately began to see that while the United States had become the land of too-involved parents, France employed a far more laissez-faire attitude. She decided to bring Old World-style parenting to Brooklyn.

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