Bringing a child into the world is the easy part. Now you are in charge of not only nurturing and nourishing your little person but shaping your rug rat into a well-rounded, resilient, content, confident individual. The weight of that responsibility can feel overwhelming, but that's completely natural. Luckily you're not the world's first parent! Heed the advice of the sage moms and dads who have gone before you.


Simple Lessons for Radical Results

Esther Wojcicki

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019

A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids

Hunter Clarke-Fields MSAE

New Harbinger, 2019

26 Practices for Raising Your Child with More Presence and Less Stress (From Infancy to Kindergarten)

Barrie Davenport and S.J. Scott

Oldtown, 2020


Stephanie H. Murray

The Atlantic, 2021

A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool

Emily Oster

Penguin Press, 2019

A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines

Judith Newman

Harper, 2017

Why We Should Think Before We Talk About Our Kids Online

Leah A. Plunkett

MIT Press, 2019

Parents with regular caregivers are facing tough decisions as coronavirus forces people to isolate.

Melinda Wenner Moyer

The New York Times, 2020

And start raising kind ones.

Adam Grant and Allison Sweet Grant

The Atlantic, 2019

Trusting your children to lead the way when a crisis has closed their classrooms.

Shaunta Grimes

Medium, 2020