Babies don’t come with a manual. Parenting is not easy either. These books just recommend and help by staying sane, positive and in turn, understanding the tiny brains.
I know parenting does not come with a guide book. However, parenting is not an easy task. For some, the whole experience may be smooth sailing while for the other it could be difficult. I agree that the with the birth of a child parental instincts are also born. Though our mothers and grandmothers never referred to any handbook and parenting books, we do. I often hear my grandmother telling me why I keep reading a book to take care of my daughter. I just smile at her and tell her, times have changed, we have a manual for everything … right from operating a washing machine, to a toaster to the baby 😉
Parenting books are nothing but a version of our own parentage (which we refuse to listen from our mothers). The books don’t parent, rather suggest and many times there is stuff which you may recollect that your mother used to do.
However, with families becoming nuclear and shrinking in size, these books do provide some sanity, These definitely help parents:
To be calmer
To increase their patience levels
Empathize with their children
Help their children by giving choices
Let their children show their emotions
Learn to control their triggers in stress
Here is a list of some books which are good and help you beat the blues:
“The Gardener and the Carpenter should be required reading for anyone who is or is thinking of becoming a parent”.—Financial Times
“Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your child’s struggles.”—Harvey Karp, M.D.
“A wealth of practical ideas for reclaiming childhood and establishing family harmony.”—Publishers Weekly
“The parenting bible.”—Boston Globe
“Get a cup of coffee, find a comfy chair, and be prepared to get great advice from a wise, new friend and fellow parent.” — Jacqueline Green, Host of the Great Parenting Show
There are many books about parenting. These are just a few to get you started. Happy reading!