30 Jun '14, 7am

Book Review: <i>French Children Don’t Throw Food</i>

Book Review: <i>French Children Don’t Throw Food</i>

[This is a guest post by Eunice Chen from Bishan Public Library.] To deal with the impending big change in life arriving in less than two months, my sister-in-law gave me a fantastic book. (It’s also available in our libraries ; hurray!) Parents-to-be will attest to experiencing that strange mix of feelings, ranging from excitement to dread to anxiety and so on. You might probably have heard about this book when it first came out in 2012 with its catchy (read: provocative) title. (What, you mean only French children don’t throw food?) But like me, you probably wouldn’t have read it anyway if you weren’t (1) a parent at that point in time; or (2) interested in being a parent at that point in time. Pamela Druckerman, an American journalist, moved to Paris with her British husband, has a child, and observed how much more well-behaved French children are as compared to her own...

Full article: http://www.nlb.gov.sg/blogs/highbrowseonline/non-fiction/...

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