French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy,

French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy,

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by Karen Le Billon
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9780749958510
Publisher:
Little, Brown Young Readers
Publication date:
04/28/2012

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French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Hea 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book if you want an alternative to our fast-food, beige American diet. I just finished a summer camp with a bunch of kids that proved challenging during snack time. I consistently heard from the K-3 crowd, "I hate that. I won't eat that!" You would think we were serving cow's tongue. Nope. We offered a variey of cheese, pretzels, fruit, and jello. I agree with the author that we need to reclaim our authority as parents. We can be gentle and assertive but whatever is served at dinner is what the family eats. I do have to comment on the quiche recipe. Although it is not a traditional recipe it does work and it is good. Since the flour is mixed into the quiche itself (and not as a pie crust) it gives it a sturdier texture and consistancy and is definately yummy and filling. The key is to add your own spices to suit your taste.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an easy read that will make you stop and think about your families eating habits.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This reads a bit like the Swiss Family Robinson for foodies and those of us who enjoy traveling to France. I particularly enjoyed the author's tenacity and creative spirit as she learned to make family meal pleasurable after a well-intentioned but unsucessful period of forcing the new rules abruptly. This is a family I want to cook for me and be my friends!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish I had this book when my kids were little. It has always been a struggle to get them to eat well. This book does offer practical advice and inspiration. I haven't tried the recipes yet but I plan too. I love the incite into the French culture, always interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a parent of a picky 6 year old, I found the book very interesting. It also gave me things to think about in how we all eat at home. Unfortunately, the quiche recipe is not edible as written. I don't think its like any quiche I've ever had, including in France, and we had to throw most of it away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Garbage.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really wish I read this book before my kids were born and I may have been able to get my kids to sleep through the night and not be such picky eaters. The French are very wise when it comes to rearing children. Very simple advice - nothing too complicated. I also love the idea of NO SNACKS. I've already starting using the French way of feeding my family.
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
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