Feb 23, 2012 — A mother explores the French art of parenting in Bringing Up Bebe, on the list for a second week.
Feb 12, 2012 — After American Pamela Druckerman had a daughter in France, she uncovered a surprising aspect of French life. Wherever she looked, the French seemed to be able to make their kids behave better than American children. Host Rachel Martin talks with Druckerman, whose new book is called Bringing Up Bebe.
Feb 1, 2012 — Raising her children in Paris, American journalist Pamela Druckerman discovered that the French have mastered the art of child-rearing — or at least they have mastered the art of smoothly assimilating children into adult routines and reducing the stress of parenting.
Jan 5, 2011 — In fiction, the old world of ex-pat print journalists in Rome beckons. If you'd rather face the facts, there's unconventional parenting advice or Atul Gawande's prescriptions for modern surgeons. Plus memoirs by novelist Siri Hustvedt and rocker Ozzy Osbourne, and a biography of Warren Beatty.
Dec 20, 2010 — Parents nowadays are trying to be closer to their kids than ever before, which can make it harder to set limits. A Harvard psychologist advises parents to encourage teens' independence, but also be clear about when they cross the line and what is expected of them.
Jul 15, 2010 — When kids act out, it's often the parents who get the blame. Whether they're getting in trouble in school or misbehaving with family, many parents worry they're doing something wrong. But that may not always be the case.
Jun 4, 2010 — Author Ayelet Waldman, the author of Bad Mother, recommends three books about motherhood that offer a break from brutal "motherhood is hell" horror stories as well as cloying sentimentality.
Mar 16, 2010 — Ada Calhoun, author of Instinctive Parenting, makes the case that children will turn out fine if parents simply trust their gut. But Po Bronson, co-author of NurtureShock, begs to differ — he says instincts may tell parents when something needs to be done, but not how to do it. He maintains experts are still relevant for that.
Oct 28, 2009 — Disney's offering refunds to millions of parents who purchased Baby Einstein videos, hoping to give their infants an educational jump-start. Videos have been discredited, redirecting emphasis on the importance of interaction between parents and babies for proper development.
Aug 27, 2009 — Po Bronson, co-author of NurtureShock, explores some of the thornier issues of child rearing — including the phenomenon of "overpraising" kids and tactics for confronting children who lie.