Pamela Druckerman, the author of Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting, describes the French way of raising a child as an education--
How to Bring Up Bébé, Not a Brat | Think Tank | Big Think: "Druckerman offers five humble steps from French parenting. Let's review: 1. Get rid of the idea of "kids’ food." Kids can eat whatever adults can eat. That means there is one dinner and everyone has the same thing. 2. Serve vegetables first. Kids will be much more likely to eat them. 3. You don't have to clean your plate. Just taste it. By tasting, Druckerman says, little by little kids get more familiar with food and more likely to eat it the next time. 4. There's one official snack time a day. Other than that afternoon snack, kids only eat at regular mealtimes. That means when they sit down to eat, they're actually hungry. 5. Approach food with joy. Introduce your kids to healthy foods because "each one is sort of going to be her friend for life," Druckerman says."
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