50 Best Parenting Books
Once upon a time, we parented in communities, with the accumulated wisdom of generations of family members at our disposal. Now parents are more isolated, but the fact remains that we aren't meant to do this job on our own. For many of us, parenting books have helped fill the gap.
They say that kids don't come with an instruction manual - it's true - but if you're like me, you've found parenting books that speak to you. To meet the daunting task of picking and ranking the top 50 parenting books, I've considered a slew of texts in terms of how relevant and popular they are, how scientifically sound, how challenging or fresh their perspective, and how influential they have been to other books in their genre.
Just remember as you stock your library that while we know a lot about psychology and medicine, parenting is not an exact science - it's an art form. - Heather Turgeon
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Parents Do Make a Difference | Michele Borba
Parents Do Make a Difference’s Rankings
The book: A guide to raising self-confident, empathetic kids, with a breakdown of eight characteristics that lead to kids’ success in life.
Why we picked it: Internationally-renowned educator Michele Borba discusses the most important life skills we can help our kids build from early on. She tackles subjects like how to praise your kids in a way that reinforces self-esteem and confidence, how to avoid labels and comparisons, and encouraging self-talk.
Get it from: Amazon, $13.56