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
45 / 50
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child | Marc Weissbluth
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child’s Rankings
- #7 Sleep
The book: A how-to baby sleep guide.
Don’t keep your newborn up for more than two hours at a time during the day.
Many “fussy” babies are actually just overtired.
An early bedtime is key to a well-rested house.
Why we picked it: This book is particularly good at speaking to parents of fussy babies, featuring lots of useful discussion and facts about temperament and how to understand and respect a baby’s biological rhythms.
Get it from: Amazon, $16.47