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Bringing Up Bebe

I Love My Baby But Hate Being a Mom

Toni Nagy | Posted 10.20.2013 | Parents
Toni Nagy

I am no longer just a woman anymore. I am a mother. And that will be my defining descriptor from now on. I am a mom before I am anything else. And as much as I honor this new identity, I am also disillusioned by how modern society has defined and condensed my role.

Les Enfants Fantastiques! A Review of Pamela Druckerman's Bébé Day by Day'

Emma Jenner | Posted 07.21.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

They say that those who fight the hardest are those who are the most alike, so perhaps it shouldn't have surprised me that when it comes to parenting, the English and the French have quite a bit in common.

Pamela Druckerman Answers Your Questions

Posted 03.18.2013 | Parents

A different approach to bedtime and more.

3 Keys To Teaching Your Kids To Be Independent

Posted 03.14.2013 | Parents

This post is part of Stress-Less Parenting Club's first workshop. Check out previous challenges here, and if you haven’t signed up yet, visit the pu...

3 Keys To Improving Your Kids' Eating Habits

Posted 03.14.2013 | Parents

This post is part of Stress-Less Parenting Club's first workshop. Check out previous challenges here, and if you haven’t signed up yet, visit the pu...

Teaching Kids Patience: Pamela Druckerman And Our Readers Share Their Best Advice

Posted 04.02.2013 | Parents

This post is part of Stress-Less Parenting Club's first workshop. Go here to get started on our Week One challenge, and if you haven’t registered ye...

Pamela Druckerman's Tips For Teaching Kids To Wait A Minute

Posted 04.22.2013 | Parents

Welcome to week one of the Stress-Less Parenting Club's first workshop. Get started here to find peace while parenting, and if you haven’t signed up...

Pamela Druckerman's Tips For Teaching Kids To Wait A Minute

Posted 02.22.2013 | Parents

Welcome to week one of the Stress-Less Parenting Club’s first workshop. Get started here to find peace while parenting, and if you haven’t registe...

Is Cake The Key To Teaching Kids Patience?

Pamela Druckerman | Posted 04.22.2013 | Parents
Pamela Druckerman

Patience isn't a fixed quality. It's more like a muscle, which grows stronger with practice. And French kids get a lot of practice.

What I Learned From Lazy French Mothers

Pamela Druckerman | Posted 04.14.2013 | Parents
Pamela Druckerman

I've come around to the French (though not exclusively French) idea that a slower, less stressful pace of family life isn't just more relaxing for grown-ups. It's also good for kids.

Introducing The Stress-Less Parenting Club

The Huffington Post | Farah L. Miller | Posted 03.14.2013 | Parents

HuffPost Parents is starting a club. If you are a mom or dad who feels stressed out, we want you to join because we are going to find some peace toget...

Maybe Grandma Was Right, You Can 'Spoil' a Baby!

Kim Siegal | Posted 02.06.2013 | Parents
Kim Siegal

t's fun to read antiquated parenting advice and laugh or shake your head disapprovingly at their strange and possibly harmful ideas. It's comical. Bathing the baby in lard? Ridiculous. Not playing with your baby or comforting her when she cries for fear of "spoiling" them? Cruel. Or is it?

Tiger Teachers: The New Stage Moms Aren't the Moms

Hilary Levey Friedman | Posted 08.07.2012 | Home
Hilary Levey Friedman

Despite their extreme antics at this point, it's a total cliché to criticize 'Dance Moms' moms. The people who really should make us scratch our heads are the other adults involved: the teachers and coaches.

What Does 'American Parenting' Look Like?

Nicole Brittingham Furlonge | Posted 06.05.2012 | Parents
Nicole Brittingham Furlonge

What does an "American parent" look like?

Vive La France? Revolutions in Parenting

Sam Chaltain | Posted 05.22.2012 | Parents
Sam Chaltain

Our well-intended quest for ever-higher achievement has bred a nation of helicopter parents and a generation of children with plenty of love and precious few limits.

Why Bébé Doesn't Have ADHD

Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D. | Posted 05.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D.

How come the epidemic of ADHD -- which has established itself firmly in the United States -- has almost completely passed over children in France?

Memo to the World: America's Secret Sauce Isn't Made in Our Classrooms

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 04.24.2012 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

A few weeks ago, a couple of Japanese scholars dropped by the Fordham Institute offices for a visit. These gentlemen were curious about how we manage to produce so many innovative leaders.

Do French Parents Have A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi?

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 04.23.2012 | Parents

NEW YORK — So you're visiting someone's home with your child and hot chocolate is served. As the hostess' kids sip the delicious concoction poli...

Bringing Up Bébé, Idonomics and the American Dream

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 04.16.2012 | Parents
Hoyt Hilsman

The answer may not be to embrace French or Chinese parenting techniques, but as a society we need to examine our helter skelter approach to the American dream.

Are The French Really Better Parents? A Different View From Paris

Paige Bradley Frost | Posted 04.08.2012 | Parents
Paige Bradley Frost

As an American mom raising my own children in Paris, I agree that the French do parent differently. Very differently. But the relevant question here is not how is it different but why?

Why 70s Parents Are Superior to French Parents

Amy Wilson | Posted 04.07.2012 | Parents
Amy Wilson

Last year's "Tiger Mom" tempest made Amy Chua a bestselling author, and Pamela Druckerman, author of the released-this-week Bringing Up Bébé, is surely hoping lightning strikes twice.

French Parents Don't Freak Out

Debra Ollivier | Posted 03.25.2012 | Parents
Debra Ollivier

Though they love their kids passionately like everyone else, the French generally don't subvert their identities to the lives of their children.