15 Books For Today’s Parents

After reading my The Secret to Raising Smart Kids and Parenting by the Book or By Instinct posts, many people have e-mailed me book recommendations. The most recommended books were NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children and How We Decide.

The posts also prompted a friend of mine to share with me a parenting bibliography she compiled. I’ve selected 15 books from the list to share with you:

Dads

Moms

General Parenting

Now I’d like more of your input. If you were given $100 to spend on parenting books, which ones would you buy?

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Frederick J. Goodall is the founder of Mocha Dad - a parenting website focused on fatherhood. He is passionate about parenting and helping men to be great dads, husbands, and role models. You can contact him at fjgoodall@mochadad.com or on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/mochadad
  1. No kids yet for me. I’ll let you know when I get there.

    Letting your child think independently instead of “training” your child is becoming much more important. If you want a child that can be themselves instead of just another cog in the wheel, then consider giving them more freedom.

    Bryan

  2. No kids yet for me. I’ll let you know when I get there.

    Letting your child think independently instead of “training” your child is becoming much more important. If you want a child that can be themselves instead of just another cog in the wheel, then consider giving them more freedom.

    Bryan

  3. 2010 marks the 45th anniversary of the publication of The Moynihan Report, a controversial document analyzing the conditions of black families in America. The goal of the report was to communicate ways in which our nation can achieve “the establishment of a stable Negro family structure.” In light of this blog, how have we accomplished or failed to accomplish better conditions and resources for black families? What can we learn about parenting and about families from books? From our own families? From our communities?

    Tonight on Basic Black, our panelists will examine the state of black families over the past nearly half-century since The Moynihan Report. Join us tonight at 7:30 on WGBH (Channel 2) or online at http://www.basicblack.org, where you can also tell us your thoughts on our live chat.

  4. 2010 marks the 45th anniversary of the publication of The Moynihan Report, a controversial document analyzing the conditions of black families in America. The goal of the report was to communicate ways in which our nation can achieve “the establishment of a stable Negro family structure.” In light of this blog, how have we accomplished or failed to accomplish better conditions and resources for black families? What can we learn about parenting and about families from books? From our own families? From our communities?

    Tonight on Basic Black, our panelists will examine the state of black families over the past nearly half-century since The Moynihan Report. Join us tonight at 7:30 on WGBH (Channel 2) or online at http://www.basicblack.org, where you can also tell us your thoughts on our live chat.