Parenting books have become excessively important in the contemporary world. In older times, people resorted to whatever that was passed down to them through the word of mouth or their own experiences, but times have changed, and there are so many elements of parenting which have been unearthed from myriad dimensions—economic, socio-cultural and psychological. Parenting books—good ones—explore all these elements and give healthy instructions to parents.
Here are five books every parent must read:
1. Daddy Needs a Drink
The title will surely mislead you into thinking about something really objectionable, but hold your horses, the book does not set up a bad example. Daddy Needs a Drink by Robert Wilder is a hilarious piece which offers parenting tips under the guise of humorous personal anecdotes. It covers all important stages of parenting—from the searching for the perfect baby name to the troubles created by kids at home and in other environments.
2. What Every 21st Century Parent Needs to Know
Parenting in the 21st century has its own challenges, and, inarguable, most of them are diametrically different from the ones faced by your parents. This book makes an unqualified acknowledgment of the same and provides a wonderfully informative piece exploring major parenting challenges faced in the 21st century and ways to deal with them. The book tries to analyze the challenges against statistical and research background, and thus, offers great justification for whatever it states.
3. Nurture the Wow
The author of this book, Danya Ruttenberg, offers a unique insight into the world of parenting—spiritual. Considering parenting a spiritual experience is a novel idea, and the book provides excellent explanations to this idea. The author motivates readers to understand and practice parenting with the help of a meditative mindset, and there are a number of practices stated which can be great utility tools for parents. Every parent must buy this thought-provoking and highly informative book for the sake of themselves and their children.
4. Sippy Cups Are Not For Chardonnay
Stefanie Wilder-Taylor has written an amazingly funny body of work which smartly highlights the aspects of parenting with the help of statistics and science. The author handles all major issues such as Mommy and Me classes, tantrums of children and other concomitants of parenting. The book has been written in an encouraging but witty manner, and this is enough to grab eyeballs.
5. The 5 Love Languages of Children
Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell touch upon a really sensitive issue in this book—love and care for children. Children always want to be assured that they are loved, and that is why it is important parents know the right way and language to express their love. The book emphases on a very important point relating to parenting—love does not necessary embody in words, and there are times when you must be more apparent about it. It states five love languages to help parents know their children’s love language and express love towards them in the most meaningful and appropriate manner.