Three GREAT New Parenting Books

new parenting booksBy Stacey Whitman

Whether you’re expecting, just had a baby, or are in the throes of toddlerhood, you can always learn a little bit more about being a parent from getting another smart perspective. And in these insightsful new parenting books, that’s exactly what you’ll find!

Click through to see our favorite new parenting books.

new parenting bookRaising a Self-Reliant Child: A Back-to-Basics Parenting Plan from Birth to Age 6
By Alanna Levine, MD ($13 at

From getting in a car seat to using the potty, simple tasks can be challenging with a small child. The solution? Teach your tot independence skills so he feels capable, in control and proud, says pediatrician Alanna Levine, MD, in this practical guide full of strategies for everyday challenges.

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Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less
By Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest ($16 at

Overstressed, overscheduled and overwhelmed are three words to describe many of today’s moms and dads. This easy-to-read, solution-packed handbook provides an antidote, with realistic tips for simplifying everything from finances to meal planning.

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Cherish the First 6 Weeks: A Plan That Creates Calm, Confident Parents and a Happy, Secure Baby

By Helen Moon ($11.50 at

Infant-nurse-to-the-stars Helen Moon shares her secrets to getting a baby on a sleeping and eating schedule, teaching him to self-soothe and keeping him calm with consistency. Written with an authoritative, friendly tone, the book is the next best thing to having Supernanny in your house.