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French Children Don't Throw Food: The hilarious NO. 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER changing parents’ lives

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This short film uses shadow animation to tell the story of Adolfo Kaminsky, the famous Parisian forger who made fake passports and saved thousands of children from the Nazis. If you’re expecting step-by-step guidance on how to bring up your children, you’ll be disappointed, but if you’re looking for themes on how to raise your children so they act appropriately in social situations and how you won’t lose your own identity, then it does deliver.

The author argues that the judgement comes from having multiple different parenting philosophies and attempting to validate your choices. And this doesn't even include the differences in sleeping (through the night); early and successful toileting. I borrowed a library copy of this book but intend to purchase my own, as I dog-earred so many pages (a guilty habit of mine!

The key is that the family sits down together for a meal on a daily basis, respecting the food they eat, and respecting the time they spend with each other while eating. First, just about all of the good stuff of Druckerman's advice--brilliantly packaged and marketed as "French" wisdom--is common sense. I don't have to give up a strong relationship with my partner for the sake of my children, in fact it's quite the opposite.

She believes differences in parenting are largely down to the difference in how the mothers view themselves. Or to put it more positively, while the French mums were doing childcare, they spent more of that time in a pleasant state.

Ich glaube, dass es lohnenswert ist, sich über die angesprochenen Punkte Gedanken zu machen, sich zu überlegen, wie man wohl selbst in den einzelnen Situationen handeln würde. Children are expected to use adult utensils; Crawford says she saw three-year-olds making vinaigrette, and under-sevens sitting through a three-course meal with no problem.

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