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Raising Raffi: The First Five Years

New parents, as well as parents of older children, will likely find both entertainment and solace in this smart, relatable work.
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Screaming on the Inside: The Unsustainability of American Motherhood

Though the info might not be surprising, this is a validating look at contemporary parenting.
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Congrats—You’re Having a Teen!: Strengthen Your Family and Raise a Good Person

This comprehensive handbook will be indispensable to parents of preteens and teens.
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Trust Kids!: Stories on Youth Autonomy and Confronting Adult Supremacy

It’s worth exploring this book’s seldom-discussed perspective, but the essays would have benefited from stronger editing and organization.

Raising Adventurous Eaters: Practical Ways To Overcome Picky Eating and Food Sensory Sensitivities

A must for families who struggle with mealtime.
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The Sears Baby Book: Everything You Need To Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two

Quite limited in scope.
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Where’s My Wine Glass?!: Getting Your Kid to College Without Losing Your Mind

Helpful for parents and students making college decisions, but would be even better if it had even more practical suggestions for parents.
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Overcoming Parental Anxiety: Rewire Your Brain To Worry Less and Enjoy Parenting More

In an era when parents and children can reach crisis levels of anxiety, this is a valuable guide to navigating personal struggles, in order to be more present to guide children in theirs.

The Read Aloud Factor: How To Create the Habit That Boosts Your Baby’s Brain

A must, chock-full of usable ideas and recommended reads and sure to be a favorite for parents of preschoolers.
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So When Are You Having Kids?: The Definitive Guide for Those Who Aren’t Sure If, When, or How They Want To Become Parents

An exhaustive resource to fill a void of books about parenthood decisions.
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Family Values: Reset Trust, Boundaries, and Connection with Your Child

Not recommended for its narrow scope.

You Are Not a Sh*tty Parent: How To Practice Self-Compassion and Give Yourself a Break

It’s easy to see why Naumburg’s side-splittingly funny and relatable work resonates so strongly during a challenging time. Essential reading.
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Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want To Be

The author’s choice to base this book on her private practice may limit its audience; nonetheless, the many parents familiar with Kennedy’s work will value her suggestions.

Who’s Raising the Kids? Big Tech, Big Business, and the Lives of Children

A guide on changing course both individually and as a society, by an experienced activist; a must-read.
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When the Bough Breaks: A Mother’s Story of Carnage, Courage, and the Triumph of Faith

Ferraro’s compelling, disturbing book is worth sharing, though it sometimes struggles from its editing; for instance, it’s hard to follow the non-sequential narrative. A stronger recent title on adoption is Melissa Guida-Richards’s What White Parents Should Know About Transracial Adoption.
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The Amazing Baby Name Book: A (Possibly) Helpful and Slightly Amusing Guide from A to Z

More of a trivia-style guide than a baby naming book; some readers may want to look elsewhere.

Traveling Different: Vacation Strategies for Parents of the Anxious, the Inflexible, and the Neurodiverse

An essential read, not only for parents of autistic or otherwise neurodivergent children but for all families.
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Hooray for Grandparents

Questions and activities abound in this book. Most grandparents will find guidance that resonates for their unique situation.
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What To Do About Your Troubled Child: A Practical Guide for All Parents at Their Wits’ End

Not comprehensive, but a great starter manual for families with a newly diagnosed child, especially those seeking natural treatments, traditional therapy approaches, and/or effective medications.
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Swaddle Me Up: Baby Wrapping and Baby Wearing for Everyone

This simple, illustrated volume will be a valuable manual for beginning parents looking for the basics on baby-wrapping and baby-wearing.
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Your Baby Can Self-Feed, Too: Adapted Baby-Led Weaning for Children with Developmental Delays or Other Feeding Challenges

A valuable resource for the many families who face feeding challenges but still want to try the popular technique of self-feeding.
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Long Days, Short Years: A Cultural History of Modern Parenting

Though it’s difficult to parse Bomback’s writing into one neat takeaway or nugget of wisdom, his empathy and frankness shine through on each page. This book is enjoyable to read and likely to be validating for many parents of young children.
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Outdoor Kids in an Inside World: Getting Your Family Out of the House and Radically Engaged with Nature

Fans of Rinella’s popular show and nature lovers will enjoy this manual to outdoor pursuits.

Mother Brain: How Neuroscience Is Rewriting the Story of Parenthood

Highly recommended.
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Ain’t That a Mother: Postpartum, Palsy, and Everything in Between

Fast-paced, funny, and at times tear-jerking, this will be a hard book to put down.
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The Truth About Lying: Teaching Honesty to Children at Every Age and Stage

A trusted voice in parenting literature, APA Lifetools guides like Talwar's are quick references filled with actionable ideas.

Raising Antiracist Children: A Practical Parenting Guide

This is a must-read that covers an essential topic well and is jam-packed with ideas to implement.
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Raising Raffi: The First Five Years

A more literary look at the topic of parenting.

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The Emotionally Intelligent Child: Effective Strategies for Parenting Self-Aware, Cooperative, and Well-Balanced Kids

Hadani and Katz are outstanding at simplifying child psychology. Their book offers some parenting strategies, but could have used more.
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Let’s Make a Contract: A Positive Way To Change Your Child’s Behavior

Colorful and easy to implement, this book will be a resource for parents and guardians looking to try behavior contracting in their homes.

End the Mealtime Meltdown: Using the Table Talk Method To Free Your Family from Daily Struggles over Food and Picky Eating

Highly recommended action-packed guide on a topic of interest to many parents.
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Parent Nation: Unlocking Every Child’s Potential, Fulfilling Society’s Promise

Steeped in research, this is a needed exploration of early-childhood inequities that also guides readers in taking the first steps towards correcting them.
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How To Raise an Intuitive Eater: Raising the Next Generation with Food and Body Confidence

This informative resource offers compassionate help for parents attempting to build a healthy relationship with food, for both themselves and their children.

How Babies Sleep, Parenting in the Digital Age, Family Budgeting, & More | Parenting Reviews

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Raising Multiracial Children: Tools for Nurturing Identity in a Racialized World

Teachers, day-care workers, parents, and counselors may find grains of wisdom in not only exploring race with children but in fostering personal growth in themselves.

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How To Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change: Turning Angst into Action

A helpful tome on a crucial topic filled with scientific facts, this volume will be useful to both parents and teachers.
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The Ultimate Book of Scavenger Hunts: 42 Outdoor Adventures To Conquer with Your Family

Colorful and perfect for summer (or all year long), this book offers ideas for great ways to keep the learning going and have fun as a family.

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The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama: Redefining the Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum Journey

With consideration of every step along the whole journey of motherhood, body, mind, emotions, lifestyle, schedule, spirituality, and worldview, this will prove a must-read for many.
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Dreams of the Overworked: Living, Working, and Parenting in the Digital Age

Counselors and social workers may find these case studies and suggestions especially helpful as they attempt to help their clients navigate this brave new world of technology and the stresses it creates on parents.
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Rage Against the Minivan: Learning to Parent Without Perfection

Howerton’s parenting manifesto is a laugh-out-loud funny read many moms may find themselves nodding along with.

Raising an Active Reader: The Case for Reading Aloud to Engage Elementary School Youngsters

This book will prove a valuable resource for parents, teachers, and librarians on the vital topic of reading aloud. With many titles geared toward reading aloud to babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, this helpful work will be ideal for school libraries.

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What They Don’t Teach Teens: Life Safety Skills for Teens and the Adults Who Care for Them

Easy to read and comprehensive on topics of safety, Cristall’s volume is an informative read for teens and their parents, but may also prove to be a helpful text for a high-school level health class.

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How a Mother Should Talk About Money with Her Daughter: A Step-by-Step Guide to Budgeting, Saving, Investing, and Other Important Lessons

Readers will be inspired by McClanahan’s own story and will here gain ideas for discussing the oft-taboo topic of money with their daughters.

How Babies Sleep: The Gentle, Science-Based Method To Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night

This is a valuable resource that uses research to help parents and babies get the shut-eye they desperately need.

Raising Gifted Kids, Judgment-Free Child Rearing, Baby Massage | Parenting

Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids To Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World

Backed by extensive research from entrepreneurs, military leaders, scientists, and academics, Levine’s latest is a must-read for parents, teachers, and all who work with children and are concerned about their future.

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Sex, Teens, and Everything in Between: The New and Necessary Conversations Today’s Teenagers Need To Have About Consent, Sexual Harassment, Healthy Relationships, Love, and More

This guide may benefit parents of teens who are looking to start a conversation about issues many young people face today, encompassing the #metoo movement, sexual harassment, assault, and many others.

How To Build Your Baby’s Brain: A Parent’s Guide to Using New Gene Science To Raise a Smart, Secure, and Successful Child

With concrete ideas on incorporating yoga movement to aid brain development or devising a learning-based playlist on your iPod to outdoor play, smart media usage, and eye-and-breathing relaxation methods, this valuable work combines hard research with practical ideas that parents of children from birth to age four can easily implement in their day-to-day life
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Lessons I’m Going To Teach My Kids Too Late

As Yung describes how learning these sayings both complicated and shaped his life, readers will appreciate the caustic wit that makes this book impossible to put down.

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World Class: Our Mother’s Journey Halfway Around the Globe in Search of the Best Education for Her Children

An intriguing volume on the differences in global education; however, some of the author’s suggestions to help further your child’s education, such as hiring a babysitter who speaks another language, take classes at the local community center, etc., may not be accessible or realistic for many readers.

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Kid Food: The Challenge of Feeding Children in a Highly Processed World

A fascinating look at the industry of children’s food and a practical guide for parent’s seeking to teach their children how to eat healthfully.

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A House on Stilts: Mothering in the Age of Opioid Addiction

With hundreds dying each day of opiate overdose and more than two million individuals addicted, this powerful and moving account shows the everyday ordinariness of the struggle of substance abuse and recovery.

The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired

A fitting volume that expands on the authors’ previous work, filled with cartoons and straightforward strategies that will appeal to their fans as well as a wide range of general readers.

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Understanding Teenage Anxiety: A Parenting Guide To Combat Your Teen’s Chronic Anxiety

Addressing such crucial topics as self-harm, suicide, and integrating diet and natural remedies into one’s routine, as well as traditional treatments such as cognitive therapy and SSRIs, this work offers a further unique perspective of a teenager working through anxiety.

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Being at Your Best When Your Kids Are at Their Worst: Practical Compassion in Parenting

Geared toward both parents and teachers, Payne’s guidance will stimulate ideas for reframing how we respond to difficult family situations.

Advice for Single Parents, Dads of Daughters, Camp Grandma, Raising an Organized Child, & More | Parenting, May 2019

How To Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results

In a time of increased anxiety and helicopter parenting, Wojcicki's advice on helping your child lead seems to speak for itself. A must-read for parents of children of all ages.

Oh Crap! I Have a Toddler: Tackling These Crazy Awesome Years

Parents of toddlers will no doubt find this tome accessible and at times delightfully funny. A breezy and memorable read.

The Balancing Act | Parenting Reviews

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