Cultural parenting books
Wondering how parents in other countries bring up their kids? These new parenting books fill you in. -Compiled by Beth Whitehouse
In "Bebe Day by Day: 100 Keys to French Parenting" (Penguin Press, $19.95), author Pamela Druckerman follows up her earlier book, "Bringing Up Bebe."
"Tiger Babies Strike Back: How I Was Raised by a Tiger Mom but Could Not Be Turned to the Dark Side" by Kim Wong Keltner (William Morrow, $13.99) takes to task "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," a story of strict Asian parenting. In humorous essays, she writes about the pain of having been a "tiger baby." It comes out in May.
Journalist and mother Christine Gross-Loh introduces readers to parenting practices from around the world in "Parenting Without Borders: Surprising Lessons Parents Around the World Can Teach Us" (Avery, $26), out in May. She talks about parenting in Finland, Germany, Japan, Italy and more.
Writer Catherine Crawford is also fascinated with French parenting, and she writes about trying to incorporate French methods into life with her Brooklyn family in "French Twist: An American Mom's Experiment in Parisian Parenting" (Ballantine Trade, $16), out this month.