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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Deceptively Delicious | Jessica Seinfeld
Deceptively Delicious’ Rankings
The book: A cookbook for parents of little eaters who turn up their noses at veggies and other healthy fare.
Why we picked it: This is a genius book for families of finicky eaters. Sneak butternut squash into mac and cheese and sweet potato into Bolognese sauce! Even if your little one is a champion eater, these recipes – like creamy potato soup or burgers with cauliflower and carrots – are easy, yummy options for busy families.
Get it from: Amazon, $7.35
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