Starting off in the parenting aisle:
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
For those who can still follow an extended conversation (i.e. book).
The Science of Mom: A Research-Based Guide to Your Baby's First Year
A book long-over due in the parenting literature.
How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success
Maybe we can stop blaming parents for overparenting? Food for thought here.
The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money
Right in time for end-of-year charitable donations and Santa.
Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating: A Step-by-Step Guide for Overcoming Selective Eating, Food Aversion, and Feeding Disorders
For parents who have had no luck or patience with the usual advice.
Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania
So I have a daughter in pre-college admission (i.e. high-school). Mea culpa.
When Parents Text: So Much Said...So Little Understood
No explanatn neded. k?
Now off the parenting grid but surely no less valuable in surviving parenting claims, experts, books, advice, factoids, studies and statistics:
Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain
Steven Levitt, Stephen Dubner
I want these guys to come to my next party. Who's in?
Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It
Now I don't feel like such a freak for asking so many question and so many to only to myself.
Evidence that empirical evidence really is funny.
Did I miss any? Let me know what you’ve enjoyed this year. If you’ve read one, your comments are always welcome. You can also read my interview with Science of Mom, Alice Callahan.
Happy reading. Or skimming!