There are hundreds of books on parenting. So how do you know which ones are actually worth the cost and the time it takes to read them?
Gone are the days when you could just pick up Dr. Spock’s book and think, “Well, this should cover everything.” (It never did.) And now the competition for the money and attention of new parents is stiffer than ever.
One way to narrow the field is to read articles like this one on the top parenting books available — particularly those that address specific parenting stages and situations.
Parenting help comes with a wide variety of approaches and philosophies, so it helps both to know your own philosophy of child-rearing and to be open-minded when it comes to new and different ideas.
None of us has parenting all figured out, after all. But there are some parenting truths that apply to everyone.
Enjoy this carefully curated list of 25 of the best books on parenting. We’ve broken it down into five categories to make it easier to choose the right book for your situation.
Parenting Books for Toddlers
There are plenty of good parenting books written for the parents of toddlers, but the following seven continue to attract and help parents with children under the age of five.
Written by a well-respected child psychiatrist and an early childhood expert, this book combines cutting-edge research and hands-on experience to help parents reach a deeper understanding of themselves and of their children. Read More
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With her twenty years of experience helping parents and toddlers, Dr. Lansbury offers practical and effective advice for parents whose toddlers are testing the limits of their patience and love. Read More.
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