Top 5 Parenting Books of 2018

Parenting is tricky. That may be why there have been hundreds of books written on the topic since the dawn of time. With so many to choose from, it’s easy to become overwhelmed at where to start.

Breaking books down into topics is the easiest route to go. Every child is different, and every child may have different needs that need to be further addressed more in depth. With that being said, this is a list of the top 5 parenting books of 2018. This list is aimed to be as comprehensive and inclusive as possible for all parenting needs.  

1. Adventures in Veggieland by Melanie Potock

A perfect household addition to parents of picky eaters, this helpful book comes with 100 activities as well as recipes that you and your child can do together. This book introduces children to vegetables by appealing to their senses, using touch and sight in addition to taste. Interspersed with advice for parenting within the kitchen, this interactive book will make even the scariest vegetable seem an exciting endeavor.

If you find you want to make eating a fun event every time you and your family sit down to partake in meals, this is the perfect solution. 

2. Bedtiming by Isabela Granic & Marc D. Lewis

After mealtime, another difficult roadblock parents may face is the subject of bedtime. This book is an excellent guide to the ins and outs of sleep training your child.

Written by two developmental psychologists, they tackle every subject from most effective time windows for sleep training to the benefits of different techniques to potential setbacks parents may face throughout the process. A manual that’s as reassuring as it is informative, Bedtiming is essential to your parenting shelf.

3. Breathe, Mama, Breathe by Shonda Moralis

If you’re a mom who is pressed for time, look no further. Made for the moms who strive to include a little more mindfulness in their lives, Breathe, Mama, Breathe is a comprehensive 5-minute guide to achieving inner peace.

Walking you through various breathing techniques that you can do both alone and with your child, this book encourages you to turn off the TV, leave the phone in another room, and empty your mind in order to recharge oneself.

4. Small Talk by Nicola Lathey & Tracey Blake

Before your child enters school, you are their most important source for acquiring the gift of language. Written by a speech language therapist and parenting journalist, Nicola Lathey and Tracey Blake emphasize the important of words and each step your young one will take towards forming their own.

This book includes notes on the babbling stage of infants and toddlers, the effect television can have during language development, communication techniques, and many more. In addition to parenting advice, this book also comes with 50 games and activities you and your child can choose from.

5. Old Dogs, New Math by Mike Askew & Rob Eastaway

While most of the books on this compilation are aimed at parents of younger children, this is an excellent source for those with school-aged kids. Children are being taught math in a completely different way than what their parents or even of their older siblings may have experienced. Because of this, parents may struggle to help their child with homework help and may not be as strong of a resource for their child.

Gone are the days of simple memorization. Children are now expected to be able to not only come to the correct answer, but be able to explain how they got there. This book is designed to teach parents right along with their kids with a comprehensive guide to such things as long division, fractions, decimals, and so much more.

The Takeaway

There is often so much to cover, and as a new parent, you may find you don’t have as much time as you would like to devote to reading. If this is a problem that plagues you, you may be interested to check out this review and special discount. These are the top parenting books of 2018, but that doesn’t mean they are the only ones out there. As such, the final takeaway is to keep reading and keep finding reviews to stock up on your parenting reading list.

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  1. Sally Gearhart says

    Great list, there’s some really good reads here. I haven’t read and it’s at the top of my list is Old Dogs, New Math, sounds like exactly what I need to read right now. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Christina Gould says

    I haven’t heard of these books, and I’d like to read them all. Great reviews. Thanks for posting!

  3. Thanks for the information, I’d need to check Old Dogs, New Math by Mike Askew & Rob Eastaway at our library

  4. I would like to read small talk. It looks like an interesting book.

  5. These books are very interesting. Thank you for sharing.

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