Say Bonjour to the Lady
Where Parisian parents rely heavily on the word "No" and dictate what their children wear, New York parents talk things out with their kids and let them choose their own clothes. Parisian children are well-behaved and impeccably dressed; New York children are emotionally secure and creative. Which approach is better? Both--and neither--argue authors Florence Mars and Pauline Leveque, two Parisian moms raising children in New York. Mars stands by her traditional French upbringing and parents accordingly; Leveque has embraced a looser, more American style of parenting. The one thing they agree on is that if they were raising children together their kids would be perfect! Beautifully and playfully illustrated by Leveque, Say Bonjour to the Lady pokes light fun at the extremes of both approaches, making for a humorous look at parenting today.