Best Parenting Audiobooks of 2021
What books should new parents read?
As many parents know all too well, there’s no official guide on how to raise your child. From all the ways you can show love and affection to the more difficult acts of helping them grow through discipline, each kid — and each family — is unique in what they need. A one-size-fits all approach doesn’t exist, which is why finding the advice and resources that best speak to you are so important. With our list of 10 best parenting audiobooks, we’ve pooled together the top resources on parenting for all different styles and families. Perfect for parents who are looking for a wide breadth of advice, our curated list includes topics on finding your child’s love language, giving children autonomy, and what kids have to teach us.
Having a new baby can be daunting, but luckily there are lots of people who have been there before and want to help.
There are lots of moms, dads, and doctors who have written books to help you cope with all of the sleepless nights and diaper duty. And even if you don’t have time to read, you should know that you can find all of this expertise in audiobooks designed to give new parents the support and encouragement they need. That means you can listen while you’re nursing, cooking, or driving your baby around the neighborhood hoping that they’ll actually go to sleep.
10 Audiobooks that new parents should read
Check out these audiobooks that cover all that is funny, frightening, and frustrating about being a new parent.
12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
By: Daniel J. Siegel MD, Tina Payne Bryson PhD
Narrated by: Daniel J. Siegel MD, Tina Payne Bryson PhD
4.5 out of 5 stars
The Whole-Brain Child, the Audie Award nominee written and narrated by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson, showcases 12 strategies to encourage brain development in children. With backgrounds in neuropsychiatry and parenting, Siegel and Bryson take ordinarily dense information on the functions of the brain and make it actionable for everyday parenting. From understanding how long it takes the brain to form in children to why emotions may dominate over logic and reason, this piece explains the ‘why’ behind different behaviors in developing kids, then follows that up with usable strategies to put into practice. Narrated by the duo themselves, you’ll have all the more reason to listen in, hearing from them directly as they break down each strategy.
One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting
By: Pamela Druckerman
Narrated by: Abby Craden
Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
Release date: 02–07–12
4.5 out of 5 stars
When former journalist for The Wall Street Journal Pamela Druckerman had a child in Paris, she didn’t set out to spend her parenting years analyzing the differences between American and French parents. However, after noticing a few stark contrasts in the parents and children in both countries, she couldn’t help but take note that French children seemed far more autonomous than their peers across the Atlantic. In Bringing Up Bébe, Druckerman–whose words are voiced by video game actress Abby Craden–documents these differences, drawing conclusions that Americans can use to fine-tune their own style of parenting. Whether or not you’re looking to make a change, this audiobook’s warm, charming assessment of the universal parenting experience is one that is bound to land close to home.