I haven’t even been a parent that long (3 kids in 5 years as of this writing), but I’ve read an embarrassing number of parenting books. (You’d think from this list I’d have a better idea what I was doing.) Despite all I’ve read, I’m aware that I’ve barely even touched the surface of that vast ocean of self-help literature known as “parenting books”. However, I enjoy reading about this topic, and you’ll see from my ratings and reviews that I have a clear preference for kind, gentle parenting philosophies as opposed to “how-to” books that feature a series of steps to make your child behave/sleep/fill-in-the-blank. I’m sure many people will disagree with my assessments, but I hope someone finds them at least a little helpful.
To see lists of books specifically related to the following topics, click the links below:
- Attachment Parenting
- Child Development
- General Parenting
- Meant for Kids
The table below includes all the parenting books I’ve reviewed so far. Note that by clicking the triangles at the top of each column you can choose to sort the list by title, author, or my own personal rating. Click on an individual title to see my review of that work, as well as a summary of the most useful information and wisdom I obtained from each.