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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Sippy Cups are Not for Chardonnay
Sippy Cups are Not for Chardonnay’s Rankings
- #10 Memoirs
The book: A collection of first-person essays on breastfeeding failures, Mommy & Me class outbursts, stroller wars, and other adventures in new motherhood.
Why we picked it: This is a funny, insightful look at life with a new baby in a competitive mom world. It’s Wilder-Taylor’s first-person story, sprinkled with advice for anxious new parents.
Get it from: Amazon, $9.96