American writer Sara Zaske reads her fascinating book on contemporary German parenting with friendly confidence and a delightful curiosity about her discoveries while raising two young children in Berlin. She's a sensitive observer of culture with a good grasp of history, so she gives everything a pleasing context without distracting from her message: When parents worry less about protecting, controlling, and keeping kids occupied with gadgets, their kids turn out just fine. She found that German parents don't buy America's obsession with attachment (children start preschool early there) and have little anxiety about children traveling independently, exploring outdoors, and learning by trial and error. Zaske's gift for narrative and her keen observations about German and American parenting make this a refreshing, eye-opening audio for those raising young children. T.W. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2018]
Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2018
DD ISBN 9781427295675 $26.99
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