There are alot of books about parenting. Some are better than others. Which book(s) do you turn to as general, all-purpose, parent guides?

  • 2
    I think this is a great question and equivalent to the following stackoverflow question. So long as everything is community wiki, I don't see the harm. - stackoverflow.com/questions/1711/… – Javid Jamae Apr 27 '11 at 20:56
  • 1
    Given the nature of parenting, which is largely unscientific, identifying useful resources is an important aspect of the topic. One could argue that most of the questions on this site are a poll of the community. In this case, I would suggest that you leave the question open. Another way to word this, making it more specific, would be: As a new parent, I am looking for a reference that addresses most early-childhood issues. What would you suggest? – nGinius Apr 27 '11 at 21:02
  • 1
    This question needs 3 more votes to re-open. If you think this a question that should stay, click on re-open! – nGinius Apr 28 '11 at 1:50
  • 1
    @nGinius, I've created this question instead: What elements make a parenting book good? – Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Apr 28 '11 at 6:10
  • 1
    I agree with nGinius and Javid that this question, as a community wiki, could be a valuable resource. I think torbengb's new question is also great, but distinctly different from this one. – user420 Apr 28 '11 at 14:33


How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

  • I've heard great things about these authors and their other book! What's the message in this one? – nGinius Apr 27 '11 at 20:54
  • 1
    Key message: don't deny your childrens emotions. Listen to what they say when they're upset, and get them to express themselves. Don't tell them "don't be sad, it's just spilled milk", instead tell them, "I see that you're sad, I get sad when I spill milk too". – Javid Jamae Apr 27 '11 at 20:58

enter image description here

What's Going On In There?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.