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Reading Recommendations

If you are thinking about having kids:

If you are expecting:

If you have a baby:

If you have a toddler:

If you have a young child (ages 3-7):

If you have an older, teen or adult child:

You can see my reviews of these books at

If you want to reassure yourself that these really are the best 9 books in each of these categories, please check my bibliography. I hope that I read 1,000 books on parenting so that you don't have to!


  1. "How to Talk so Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk" is an excellent book that I think helped our relationship significantly. I've noticed that in my family, where some children spent more time in a child care center than others, that there have been varying levels of communication between kids. Whether the centers had an impact or not might be debatable, but the effectiveness of this book is not! If you and your teen are struggling, or your pre-teen, or even your child, I would recommend this book.

    1. Thanks, Sandy! I love that book too!