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 90-Minute Baby Sleep Program | Polly Moore
The 90-Minute Baby Sleep Program’s Rankings
- #5 Sleep
The book: A how-to sleep guide based on baby’s daily rhythms and biological clock during the first year.
Note when your newborn wakes up in the morning or from a nap.
Just shy of 90 minutes later, wind down and soothe her to sleep.
All naps reset the 90-minute clock, regardless of length – catnaps count, too.
Why we picked it: This book explains one of the most important keys to baby sleep: If you understand a baby’s circadian rhythm, you can harness it to maximize sleep, both day and night.
Get it from: Amazon, $9.95