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 Way I See it | Temple Grandin
The Way I See It’s Rankings
- #5 Memoirs
The book: A collection of first-person articles written by the much-loved professor and animal science expert about her experience as a person with autism.
Challenge your child with autism and have high expectations. Don’t be afraid to push her to try new things that are uncomfortable.
Don’t worry too much about diagnostic labels. Look at your child and her unique learning style and view of the world instead.
Help build your child’s self-esteem through tangible projects with results they can touch.
Why we picked it: Reading Temple Grandin’s own words is a must for any parent with a child on the autism spectrum.
Get it from: Amazon, $9.29