French Parenting, Dutch Parenting, and More! Advice Books From Around The World

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The ways that different cultures embrace different parenting styles can be fascinating. We’ve gathered a list of books about child-rearing around the globe. From the Netherlands to Asia, these titles explore what other cultures do, and how you can integrate those ideas into your own parenting. Consider adding some of these to your bookshelf!

Bringing Up Bébé

Learn the beauty of patience by teaching kids the French art of waiting. Stop your child’s whining and get them to eat and sleep better, all by learning when to intervene.

The Happiest Kids In The World

Learn to relax with Dutch parenting techniques. The Dutch let kids be kids, don’t over schedule, and have an incredible work life balance.

The Danish Way of Parenting

Learn to parent the Danish way with play, authenticity, reframing, empathy, zero power struggles, and togetherness. The advice in this book is simple but powerful.

The Whole-Brain Child

Take a look through hundreds of studies in an approachable way for suggestions on helping children grow their emotional intelligence.

There Is No Such Thing As Bad Weather

Take a glimpse into Scandinavian culture and remember the value of nature in a child’s life.

The Smartest Kids In The World

Only a decade ago, these education superpowers ranked low in global education scores. This book explores what changes these countries made and how we can learn from them.

Beyond the Tiger Mom

This Asian parenting focused book uses interview-based research to provide guidance on raising tech-healthy kids who have longer attention spans and love math. A huge takeaway is learning to focus on failure as a hallmark of the learning process.

Don’t have downtime to read? Try getting these books as audiobooks. Then you can listen while driving in the car, cleaning, or crafting. Try your local library, lending program or Audible.

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