Bien élevé

Est-ce qu’il est sage?” a French midwife asked me years ago as I held my newborn son, swaddled and blissfully asleep in a clinic in the South of France. The notion of a well-behaved one-day-old was intoxicating, though I wondered how long this bliss would last once he work up. What this anxious maman far from home wouldn’t have given for some guidance from Catherine Crawford, author of French Twist: An American Mom’s Experiment in Parisian Parenting, the story of one Brooklyn mom who decided to wise up, take charge, and bien élever ses enfants with happy results.

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— Linda

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