Miriam loaned me a book called “The Science of Parenting“, and since I had it for 2 months and didn’t get around to reading it, I decided to buy a copy and return hers.
I’ve only read the first few chapters so far, but I think this will be my default gift for all new parents. As well as an ABA subscription and Breastfeeding education classes of course!
It’s not only based on recent research, and referenced, it’s got a tip sheet at the end of each chapter for the really important points, just in case you are a sleep deprived new parent, and might not be firing on all cylinders.
So, my current “Inigo approved” parenting book list reads;
Nurture Shock – which deserves it’s own post, but that is for another day.
Of course, parenting is like driving, we are all alike in that we think we are doing it right, but everyone else is doing it wrong. That is why I am making such an effort to research this job. Apparently, 85% of us think that parenting is the most important job we will ever do, but less than 5% of us ever read a book or do a course to prepare us for the job.
So if Inigo grows up and complains that I was a terrible parent, at least I’ll be able to say that I tried. Really hard.