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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Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth | Ina May Gaskin
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth’s Rankings
The book: A collection of stories and information on natural childbirth.
Why we picked it: This book provides inspiration and encouragement for moms who want a natural childbirth, with personal stories from a range of moms, as well as biological information about the birthing process itself. This isn’t a how-to book but a rather helpful read for moms who feel strongly about going the natural route.
Get it from: Amazon, $10.97
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