By all means, this is not your regular parenting book. There's no advice on how to, but there are tons of examples, as the title states, from all over the world, about how people raise their kids. Why Argentinian babies stay late and there's no problem whatsoever, how come the French kids eat their Brussels sprouts and their artichokes (wait! what?), how the Chinese potty train their infants from a very early age, oh, and yeah, how the Eskimos keep their babies warm. It is more of a cultural/anthropological work (mixed with Hopgood's own maternal experience), meant to be read by anyone who's at least a bit curious about raising babies in different cultures.