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Parenting books for the holidays

 The hosts of NPR’s Tell Me More ( shared their favorites. They include:

  • "Becoming Dad: Black Men and the Journey to Fatherhood," by Leonard Pitts Jr.. A book about African American men and their experiences as dads and with their own dads.
  • "Infants and Mothers: Differences in Development," by T. Berry Brazelton. A book that identifies three categories of infants in this formative period: quiet, active and average.
  • "Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent," by Meredith Small. A look at how child-rearing differs from culture to culture, and the effects on our children.
  • "The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two," by William, Martha, Robert and James Sears. All about attachment parenting.

That last one by the Sears family became the “baby bible” at my house. I also read “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” but that book made me a little paranoid.

Which baby or parenting books would you give as gift? And since we’re talking books again, what are your children’s favorite holiday books? 

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