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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From the Hips | Rebecca Odes and Ceridwen Morris
From the Hips’ Rankings
The book: A guide to pregnancy, childbirth, and the transition to parenthood.
Why we picked it: This book does a fantastic job of covering the burning questions and topics on the expecting parent’s mind (pregnancy sex, body image, changes to your social life, partner conflicts) in addition to standard pregnancy matters. This is a great, light-hearted but meaningful book for your shelf to complement more traditional pregnancy guides (like the Mayo Clinic).
Get it from: Amazon, $16.02
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