I stumbled across this book by chance as I was pregnant with my first baby and I’m so glad I picked it up! Eventhough this is mostly a personal account of her experiences and observations raising a baby in Paris, I feel it provides a very valuable insight for those of us raising kids in North America. Having been raised with more of a European parenting style myself I can definitely relate to and vouch for a lot of the tips she provides in this book. Read it with an open mind, NOT as a parenting guidebook to be followed word for word but an honest account of an observant mother raisining a child with a mixture of both cultures and you will find valuable tips and insights or at a minimum a different prespective to child raising and education that will for sure be helpful to you. It sure was for me!