Loved this book! Probably one of my favorite reads during my pregnancy. It was refreshing to hear an outsider perspective on parenting and pregnancy that’s not the “American norm”.
I feel like there is a true benefit to looking at parenting through a more multi-cultural lens. There is so much new parents, and even experienced parents can learn from one another if we just step out of our cultural norms or bubbles.
This book is a great read because it’s written more like a story and less like a self help. As a new parent, I was devouring tons of baby books and it was so nice to read a book that wasn’t a set of guidelines and how-to’s... it was more of a guided story and look into someone’s world.
I’ve used a lot of the French philosophies of parenting in this book as soon as my child was born. The book helped me change my mentality in that I felt like I was more in control of how I could help my child adapt more easily to our world, such as, sleep through the night and eat nutritious foods. There is also a section in the book about baking a super simple cake with your toddler; what a crazy yet clever idea! Although I haven’t tried a full blown cake yet, I’ve allowed my 1.5 yr old help me in the kitchen with making pancakes and mixing ingredients when we bake. It has been a great bonding experience and learning experience for her so far and it’s incredibly fascinating to see your child develop and interest in these “adult” skills at such an early age.
Totally worth the read and very encouraging in putting confidence back in parenting in our day and age.