Thirteen of the best memoirs out there that shine a bright light on the challenges and rewards of parenting.
Ten of the best books out there that will help make the work of parenting easier, less worrisome, and more fun.
So much of who we are has to do with how we think about our own parents and our own childhood.
Because the new story is a bit of a sequel, I leaned towards using the same boy character again. But I remember thinking, “Why do I have to choose?” By Denise Barry
The mental space freed up by not giving a shit? It’s delicious. By Sophfronia Scott
I now hear regularly about girls who are so fearful of disappointing their teachers that they skip sleep to do extra-credit work for points they don’t need. By Lisa Damour
Stephanie Land’s daughter learned to walk in a homeless shelter. In her debut memoir, she tells the story of how they survived.
Make sure your children have time together without you. Encourage their collective independence. By KJ Dell’Antonia
The goal isn’t to lecture your children but to kick-start their critical thinking. By Katherine Reynolds Lewis
It’s old-school knowledge seasoned with new-school methods validated by hands-on experience.
Coming to peace with the reality that you can’t make your kid do things is actually liberating. By William Stixrud and Ned Johnson
Looking for the perfect parenting gift, book club recommendation or holiday read? Look no further. By Lauren Apfel
Decades ago, boys who lacked motivation were called late bloomers. Today, we call them underachievers. By Adam Price
Unless we can retell the story in a relevant way, let’s put Cinderella to rest. By Devorah Blanchor
I don’t think it ever occurred to me how much and how often women are praised for displaying traits that basically render them invisible. By Shonda Rhimes
Motherwell interviews Andrea Jarrell about her debut memoir, which touches on themes of motherhood, desire and vulnerability.
The author of All Joy and No Fun talks to Motherwell about parental anxiety, adolescence, and what she regrets about her bestselling book.
By Rebecca Gale
Our carefully curated selection of must-read parenting books from the last few years.
By Lauren Apfel
Jessica Lahey’s book is an incisive and eye-opening read on the pitfalls of modern-day overparenting.
By Randi Olin
Without saying so, Mama let us know we kids could sometimes rock her world, but we couldn’t be her world.
By Ylonda Gault Caviness
What makes this an exceptional book is that it always steers its eye away from self-pity and toward a greater understanding of love and acceptance.
Abigail Rasminsky and Mira Ptacin