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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The Nursing Mother’s Companion | Kathleen Huggins
The Nursing Mother’s Companion’s Rankings
The book: A guide to breastfeeding for expecting moms through the first two years and beyond.
Why we picked it: If you’re planning to breastfeed and want a good resource for the questions that inevitably come up as the months of nursing go on, this is a must. The book gets technical and specific, with physiological and hormonal explanations that make sense as well as practical guidance and emotional support.
Get it from: Amazon, $9.25