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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Sleeping Through the Night | Jodi Mindell
Sleeping Through the Night’s Rankings
- #4 Sleep
The book: A guide on baby sleep from the associate director of the Sleep Disorders Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Why we picked it: This is a clear, in-depth, easy-to-use guide for helping babies (and parents) sleep. Mindell is a leading expert on pediatric sleep disorders, and her clinical expertise really shines here.
Get it from: Amazon, $10.19
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