Yes. The text is natural told, fluent, without too many scientific facts. Be aware: It's not a medic or a scientist writing about babies, it's a mother story. Brilliant.
Sure, her style is super amenable, intelligent and fluid.
She's the best narrator that I've listened so far!French accent, intonation, punctuation, everything perfect. I will search for another titles with her as narrator.
This is my first parenting book of what I'm sure will be many (and yes, the author might make fun of me for that). So I don't have much of a frame of reference for it, but I think it was worth the time. I like that the author had mostly common sense reasons for the techniques she saw used to parent children in France.
the end of the book which showed that the French method does work
French accent - it was interesting to listen to for the first two or three hours, but it sometimes makes you feel tired. Though I don't know how she could show French accent better.
I am pregnant now so I am trying to listen to all the books about kids, so I didn't want to stop.
I liked the book and I liked the french method of bringing up kids, but still I cannot agree with every word. As for me, the success of this method depends on where you live - of course of it is France you will definitely succeed. But I doubt that you can bring up a baby French-style in the USA or Russia (I am from Moscow). There are a lot of interesting thoughts and advice about parenting, but still the most important thing is "the rhythm" which is French and is difficult to have in other countries. Anyway I liked the book and will listen to it again when my daughter is born - many interesting stories of parents and babies to think about.
There was more about Paris culture, women and mother habits in Paris. Very less to take from the book and give it to my American kids.
I don't really have enough time to listen or read books more than once, but otherwise I would.
I loved so many parts: the explanation of how the daughter got the nickname "Bean". I even made one of the recipes in the story (gateau a yaourt) with my eldest child and it came our GREAT!
She was excellent. So pleasant to listen to, did the voices in such an authentic, yet dramatized way. I had to keep reminding myself that this voice did not belong to the author, as she read it so convincingly.
Yes, I often chuckled aloud :)
This was my first audio book and it made a great impression on me. I still think it's a bit strange having someone else read for me, as if I'm not literate. I had this book on vacation, so I would find a comfy spot in nature and watch something while I listened. It worked great like this.
I fully enjoyed listening to this book. As a mother to be, I love to insightful approach to parenting that this book portrays. Although I would not call this a personal parenting bible, I did grasp onto some very interesting ideas that I will definitely use when raising my own children. I especially appreciate the approach that "French Parenting" takes towards patience and food.
Going into this read, I thought that my children were too old for this advice to be valuable. I was wrong. This book opened my eyes to several simple changes I could make with regards to raising my girls with the ideas I had always hoped to.
My only regret is that I didn't read this book 8 years ago.
It was very intriguing and informative. I loved the insight into the French culture. I was seeking out help with raising my 19 month old, and this really hit the spot. It touches on teaching kids to behave themselves in restaurants, helping them build their independence, increasing your adult time, and why French babies sleep through the night. Exactly what I needed!
I loved this book and found so much practical knowledge within it's pages! So many parents these days are giving into their kids and allowing them to behave badly and become selfish without any consequences! Please read this book...it will change your perspective!
I got hooked on audiobooks when I used to work in a public library. I like that they are much more immersive than physical books or ebooks.
Enjoyable, entertaining & thought-provoking.
Mix of research & anecdotes.
Better French pronunciation than me.
Her description of narrated play in an American playground was one of the moments when I thought "I do this. Why do I do it? For me? To prove I am an attentive mother? Or for her language growth & physical confidence?"
As an expat (in Bangkok) it made me think about parenting differences in different cultures. I would be interested in reading more books like this.