The book presents a vision for a parent-friendly workplace that allows for sick days
when children, as well as parents, are ill, and time off for parent/teacher conferences.
It also offers suggestions for dealing with “the mommy bias,” by which women are
passed over for promotions and big assignments because they have children.
In Not Buying It: Stop Overspending and Start Raising Happier,
Healthier, More Successful Kids (Seal, Mar.), Brett Graff, who writes
the syndicated column “The Home Economist,” offers a forgiving view of family financial planning. She separates what she
deems necessary expenditures from marketing hype, encouraging parents “to do what’s right for your family and say no to
purchases that can endanger your family’s financial future,”
according to Stephanie Knapp, acquisitions editor at Seal. The
book’s short- and long-term advice covers everything from
stroller shopping to college savings plans.
Healthy communication is essential to every relationship, and the parent-child bond
is no exception. Parenting blogger Rebecca Eanes has a Facebook following of more
than 587,000 people seeking advice about staying positive in the face of tantrums and
Memoirs reveal the diverse joys and
challenges of parenting.
Our Story of Parenting a
Transgender Child with
No Strings Attached
Whittington and her husband, Jeff, originally
shared the story of their child’s transition
at age five in a 2014 video that has since
been viewed more than seven million
Why Can’t We Just Play?
What I Did When I Realized My Kids
Were Way Too Busy
Lobley details how her family spent a
summer with no scheduled activities,
camps, or classes for her children.
Casting Lots: Creating a Family in a
Beautiful, Broken World
Da Capo, Apr.
Silverman, a rabbi and
the sister of comedian
recounts her family’s
adoption of two boys
Love That Boy: What Two Presidents,
Eight Road Trips, and My Son Taught
Me About a Parent’s Expectations
The senior political columnist and editorial
director of National Journal writes of his
relationship with his son, Tyler, who has
mild Asperger’s syndrome.
My Family’s Globe-Trotting
Quest to Dream in Mandarin,
Laugh in Arabic, and Sing in
As a young mother, Gilbert,
who blogs at Almost Fearless, uprooted
her family to travel around the world.
Falling: A Daughter,
a Father, and a Journey Back
Children’s book author
and illustrator Cooper,
who wrote about the first
year of fatherhood in his
2006 memoir, Crawling,
here chronicles how life
changed for his family
when his then-five-year-old daughter
Reports from the Trenches
On the importance
especially after a
change in a family’s
structure, so a child
can grow up happily,
even though the
parents have separated.