Recommended Read: "Bringing Up Bébé"
I ordered “Bringing Up Bébé” because The Skinny Confidential raved about it and it has hands down become my favorite book about parenting so far. It’s a peek into French parenting and how we can learn from our cultural differences to adopt a more relaxed (and arguably more effective) way of raising our bébés. It is full of tips that seem like common, human sense but somehow we aren’t practicing them with our overstressed and overbearing mindsets. It also digs into the psychology behind why these approaches are effective and why we cling to some of our habits that frankly don’t work. I loved the mix of cultural and psychological information that spelled out the WHY of this style of parenting. We aren’t moving to Paris anytime soon or anything but I am going to try to rely on some of this French wisdom as we are bringing up our bébé. In case that wasn’t clear enough: 10/10 highly recommend.