I was born in Argentina, lived there until I was twelve and as a young adult lived in France for the better part of a year. I am intrigued by what influences our style of parenting and interested in whether we consider ourselves a happy bunch.
I first read Judith Warner’s work in her book “Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety.”, a provocative look at how culture shapes our lives and the lives of our children. A few weeks ago, she wrote yet another insightful piece about Pamela Druckerman’s new book, Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting.
Warner writes “…I don’t think French children are, overall, better or happier people — such generalizations are silly. But it is true that French kids can be a whole lot more pleasant to be around than our own….”
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