Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent

10 best books like Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent (Meredith Small): Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool, NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children, The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer, The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting, Playful Parenting, Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason, The Attachment Parenting Book: A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
AuthorRichard Louv
ISBN1565125223
"I like to play indoors better 'cause that's where all the electrical outlets are," reports a fourth-grader. Never before in history have children been so plugged in—and so out of touch with the natural world. In this groundbreaking new work, child advocacy expert Richard Louv directly links the...
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
AuthorIna May Gaskin
ISBN0553381156
What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you.

Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy...
Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool
AuthorEmily Oster
ISBN0525559256
From the author of EXPECTING BETTER, an economist's guide to the early years of parenting

With EXPECTING BETTER, award-winning economist Emily Oster spotted a need in the pregnancy market for advice that gave women the information they needed to make the best decision for their own pregnancies....
NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children
AuthorPo Bronson
ISBN0446504122
In a world of modern, involved, caring parents, why are so many kids aggressive and cruel?  Where is intelligence hidden in the brain, and why does that matter?  Why do cross-racial friendships decrease in schools that are more integrated?  If 98% of kids think lying is morally wrong, then why do...
The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer
AuthorHarvey Karp
ISBN0553588729
In perhaps the most important parenting book of the decade, Dr. Harvey Karp reveals an extraordinary treasure sought by parents for centuries --an automatic “off-switch” for their baby’s crying.

No wonder pediatricians across the country are praising him and thousands of Los Angeles...
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
AuthorLa Leche League International
ISBN0452285801
This book is great for helping new moms get the hang of latching and positioning. That's about it.

Most moms work and many of those moms work full-time, so having an entire chapter of a breastfeeding book devoted to advocating that women NOT work is unsupportive, misogynistic and completely...
AuthorMyla Kabat-Zinn
ISBN0786883146
The bestselling author of the million-copy bestseller Wherever You Go, There You Are and Full Catastrophe Living joins forces with his wife, Myla, in this revised edition of their groundbreaking book about mindfulness in parenting children of all ages.
Updated with new material -- including...
AuthorLawrence J. Cohen
ISBN0345442865

Have you ever stepped back to watch what really goes on when your children play? As psychologist Lawrence J. Cohen points out, play is children’s way of exploring the world, communicating deep feelings, getting close to those they care about, working through stressful situations, and simply...
AuthorAlfie Kohn
ISBN0743487486
Most parenting guides begin with the question "How can we get kids to do what they're told?" — and then proceed to offer various techniques for controlling them. In this truly groundbreaking book, nationally respected educator Alfie Kohn begins instead by asking "What do kids need — and how can...
AuthorWilliam Sears
ISBN0316778095
America's foremost baby and childcare experts, William Sears M.D. and Martha Sears, R.N., explain the benefits--to both you and your child--of connecting with your baby early.
Might you and your baby both sleep better if you shared a bed? How old is too old for breastfeeding? What is a father's...
AuthorJean Liedloff
ISBN0201050714
A landmark treatise on how humanity lives versus how we should, what we've lost with our "progress," and how we can reclaim our true nature
Jean Liedloff, an American writer, spent two and a half years in the South American jungle living with Stone Age Indians. The experience demolished her Western...
AuthorGordon Neufeld
ISBN0375760288
International authority on child development Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D., joins forces with bestselling author Gabor Maté, M.D., to tackle one of the most disturbing trends of our time: Children today looking to their peers for direction—their values, identity, and codes of behavior. This “peer...
AuthorIda Jessen
I feel like a person standing in a landscape so empty and open that it matters not a bit in which direction I choose to go. There would be no difference: north, south, east or west, it would be the same wherever I went.



Thyregod, Denmark at the beginning of the 20th Century. Through diary...
The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night
AuthorElizabeth Pantley
ISBN0071381392
A breakthrough approach for a good night's sleep--with no tears

There are two schools of thought for encouraging babies to sleep through the night: the hotly debated Ferber technique of letting the baby "cry it out," or the grin-and-bear-it solution of getting up from dusk to dawn as often...
The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two
AuthorWilliam Sears
The "baby bible" of the post-Dr. Spock generation, already embraced by hundreds of thousands of American parents, has now been revised, expanded, and brought thoroughly up-to-date -- with the latest information on everything from diapering to day care, from midwifery to hospital birthing rooms,...
Baby-led Weaning: Helping Your Baby to Love Good Food
AuthorGill Rapley
ISBN0091923808
The fully updated and revised edition of Baby-led Weaning is a practical and authoritative guide to introducing solid food, enabling your child to grow up a happy and confident eater. It shows parents why baby-led weaning makes sense and gives them the confidence to trust their baby's natural skills...
Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong - and What You Really Need to Know
AuthorEmily Oster
ISBN1594204756
What to Expect When You're Expecting meets Freakonomics: an award-winning economist disproves standard recommendations about pregnancy to empower women while they're expecting.

Pregnancy—unquestionably one of the most pro­found, meaningful experiences of adulthood—can...
A World of Babies: Imagined Childcare Guides for Eight Societies
AuthorAlma Gottlieb
ISBN1107137292
Should babies sleep alone in cribs, or in bed with parents? Is talking to babies useful, or a waste of time? A World of Babies provides different answers to these and countless other childrearing questions, precisely because diverse communities around the world hold drastically different beliefs...
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