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 Vaccine Book | Robert W. Sears
The Vaccine Book’s Rankings
The book: A breakdown of each vaccine recommended for children, along with alternative schedules for families wanting to space out or opt out of certain immunizations.
Why we picked it: Little kids get so many vaccines in the first years of life. This is an important book for any parent who wants to know more about vaccine ingredients, how important each vaccination is, and the risks and incidence of each disease targeted. The book doesn’t scare parents away from vaccines; it lays out options for keeping kids healthy and protected.
Get it from: Amazon, $9.06