If you’re the lucky parent of a baby who isn’t nearly as tired as you, fear not. Before you know it, that bundle of joy will shock you with a strident “no!” as you attempt to arrive on time to your next social engagement (and let’s be realistic; these days, even a medical checkup is a social engagement). So while you lose shut-eye, peruse our plentiful parenting picks:
- Pamela Druckerman’s Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting. A good read, but if short on time, skip to the great chapters (3 & 4) on helping babies–and you–sleep.
- Understanding children's developmental stages can help enormously when parenting (and when interacting with children in general–parent or not). Try Positive Discipline: The First Three Years: From Infant to Toddler–Laying the Foundation for Raising a Capable Confident Child by Jane Nelsen, ED.D., Cheryl Erwin, M.A., and Roslyn Ann Duffy.
- The Gale Encyclopedia of Children’s Health covers topics from infancy through adolescence. Access this and hundreds of other resources from our website.