(Closed) Has anyone read the book Bringing Up Bebe?

posted 6 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have not read this book, but I did buy it.  It’s sitting on my bookshelf right now.  I’ll chime in on this thread once I get around to reading it.  In general, I agree that it’s healthy to teach a child that the world doesn’t revolve around him or her, but I don’t necessarily think the same applies to babies.  I think it’s more a lesson for toddlers and up.  My parents were super laidback raising me and my brother.  They weren’t “helicopter” parents at all.  And I definitely plan on following their style.  But I don’t know if I would take the same approach to a baby sleeping through the night.  Ask me in a few months when I have an infant in the house!  Ha.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

It sounds interesting, I think I will check it out. I don’t have kids yet, but if there’s one thing I can’t stand, its helicopter parenting.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

MY Fiance actually read it, lol.  He read an article online about it and was interested because we’ll be TTC in a few months.  He read it while we were on vacation and he would tell me all about the parts he thought were interesting.  At some point I’ll have to read it myself.

It sounds like a lot of it makes sense.  The french parenting style kind of reminds of how I treat my dog (which probably sounds funny to non-pet owners).  I also think most parents in this country are AWFUL at controlling their children, and I don’t want to be one of them.  I think as a culture people have gradually begun to think there’s nothing they can do, it’s a just a baby/toddler/etc.  But the French have shown it is possible to have well behaved small children.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MM423:  Haha I’m glad you got it about the dog!  And you’re right, I’m sure it’ll be more difficult with kids.  But at least the dog is good practice.  I probably wouldn’t have thought to use “the pause” as they say in the book for kids, but when Fiance was telling me about it, it made perfect since, since that’s what we always do with the dog.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I saw this in another post and am buying it once my kindle arrives. I’m currently PG and am interested to see what is says. I’ve read good reviews on it on Amazon.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The book is really good read. As the pp said, it a collection of observations. I enjoyed reading the chapters on the differences in manners between the Americans and the French, especially on the importance for children to say or Bonjour and Au Reviour. I also enjoyed reading the differences in the education system. Also, there is a good chunk on how parents can still fit in me time or adult time while raising kids. That they don’t have to give up certain luxuries.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

bought it, read it in two days, and loved it!  But I don’t have kids, so I am waiting for a mom with kids to chime in regarding how realistic this is.

 

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