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4 Dec

Finding Your Couple

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Here is number nine in our series of posts based on Pamela Druckerman’s “Bébé Day by Day.” The following excerpts are taken directly from Chapter 9: French experts say that in the first few months after the baby is born, his parents should—indeed must—give themselves over to his care. They’re in the fusionelle phase. Some […]

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3 Dec

Cherchez La Femme

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Today is part eight (we’re coming down the homestretch) in a series of blog posts based on Pamela Druckerman’s “Bébé Day by Day.” The following excerpts are taken directly from Chapter 8: French mothers strive for a very particular kind of balance in their lives. It’s not a keeping-plates-in-the-air balance. It’s more like a balanced […]

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2 Dec

Free to Be You and Moi

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This is part seven in a series of blog posts based on Pamela Druckerman’s “Bébé Day by Day.” The following excerpts are taken directly from Chapter 7: When a mother hovers over her child too much in France, someone is apt to say: “Just let him live his life!” French parents do a lot for […]

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27 Nov

Wait a Minute

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Here is number six in a series of blog posts based on Pamela Druckerman’s “Bébé Day by Day.” The following excerpts are taken directly from Chapter 6: One reason why French family life often feels calm is that parents emphasize patience. French parents aim to teach their kids patience, the same way they will later […]

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26 Nov

Sooner Isn’t Better

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Bringing you part five in a series of blog posts based on Pamela Druckerman’s “Bébé Day by Day.” We’re halfway through! The following excerpts are taken directly from Chapter 5: It is tempting to think of early childhood as the start of a marathon in which the finish line is admission to a university (winners […]

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