I love this book!!! As a first-time American mom, having read and heard one warning after another about what to eat/what not to eat, what to do/what not to do, during both pregnancy and breastfeeding, I found myself more anxious about how I might be messing up my child and feeling like he dictated my sleep schedule rather than the other way around. This book has brought be confidence and sanity and has validated the intuitive tendencies I already exhibited towards my child and has allowed me to enjoy motherhood 200% rather than the 90% I was feeling, given all my anxieties. Pamela's prose is funny, and she's backed up her observations of French parenting with journalist-style research on child sleep and development. A must read for any American parent, male or female, new or veteran. I'd also recommend this book to all grandparents who might be assisting in raising your children! It's been a while since I've passionately loved a book this much--especially one on the topic of raising children!