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My Life in France
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recommended for: Miriam, and people who like cookery
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read in August, 2009
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Magda Magda said: " ***2009***
Even though I don't know French, do not cook, and have never watched Julia Child on television, I very much enjoyed this book. I love how chatty the book is, with asides and pet names about her husband Paul, showing but not telling how much
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Magda Magda said: " I love Dr. Mamalakis and his wife Georgia, who have such a lovely family. I'm so glad he wrote a parenting book at last. I remember being so frustrated at his talks at a retreat, though. I tried reading this book a couple of times and kept failing.

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""Responding does not stop children from misbehaving. It stops parents from misbehaving."

"Learning how to parent is not about learning how to get our children to behave; it's about learning how to get ouselves to behave.""
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