I recently read a blog which touted a new book called NurtureShock which seems to dispel a wide variety of well-accepted myths about raising children in America today. It seems like a very interesting, well-researched book. Unfortunately, I have a stack of a dozen excellent books that I want to read when I get the time. The time for me is usually in the summer. But buying one more book right now doesn’t make much sense at this point in my life.
However, if someone were to say, “You REALLY need to read this book. It helped me so much,” then I would surely put it on the top of the stack.
So, I am asking you — Yes, you — for suggestions. I am begging: What is the best book you have read on parenting, teaching, or coaching? Please leave a comment (anonymous is ok), even if it’s just the title and author.
Even better: Leave a comment about the worst book you have read on the topic, or at least the worst part of a book. Or perhaps there is an author or talk show host who says all the wrong things. Bring it on.