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Favorite Books For Parenting Advice

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 08-04-2009

Books are the best resource for parents to be informed and educated about the various facets of parenting. There are innumerable authors who offer their expert opinions on various subjects such as pregnancy, childcare and parent education. It is difficult to make the right choice on your own but you can definitely rely on the list of books recommended below by our readers who swear by their choices.

Pregnancy and Baby Books:
“The one book that was enormously helpful to me and my husband was “What to Expect.” We had two versions of this: When You’re Expecting, and the Toddler Years. The information was well-ordered and in-depth.”
-Vince, Pecatonica, IL

The Expectant Father…pretty good source for men.”
-Don, Blue Springs, MO

“I love ‘Baby 411’. The information is short and to the point which is great when one of the kids is bleeding, throwing up.”
-Ryan, Stow

Dr. Spock was my favorite when my children were babies and much of his advice is still good for today. There was a time parenting skills changed from the old doctors but in recent years, doctors are going back to the old time remedies and advice for parenting.”
-Ike, Pendleton, OR

Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi, really it is a subject most don’t like to talk about (kinda like sex when the kids are older) but everyone does it so it does need to be talked about. Openness in the family is what I believe it, be open with your kids about everything and they will be open with you.
-Jerry, Middleton, WI

Kids and Teen Parenting Books:
“My most helpful book was the No-Cry sleep solution. My son had a hard time sleeping and this book really helped.”
-Jason, Claremore, OK

Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me by Michele Borba – it’s an easy, straight forward book to read with loads of common sense.”
-Lin, Charlotte, NC

“Try and Make Me – deals with the difficult child.”
-Stump, York, PA

“I really like ‘The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon’ by David Elkind.”
-K, Stevenson Ranch, CA

“‘Whole Parent, Whole Child’ is my favorite parenting book.”
-Marc, Derby, VT

“My favorite parenting book is “Sibling without Rivalry” because it gives some great tips!”
-Mike, Philadelphia

“I read a lot of parenting books, and this is a good one: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.”
-Beck, Pottstown, PA

“My favorite parenting book is “The Out-of-Sync Child“. It has really been helpful!”
-Valin, Queen Creek, AZ

The Strong Willed Child by Dr. James Dobson
-Rosanne, Rockford, IL

“My wife and I enjoy all of Dr. Brazelton’s parenting books! They’re all very informative!”
-LeAndrew, Dallas, TX

“We LOVE anything by Dr. Lehman. I just got my hubby the ‘what a difference a daddy makes’ book and its awesome!”
-AprilA, Swartz Creek, MI