ReadersMagnet Review recommends these five practical parenting books as perfect presents this Christmas.

The Family Firm by Emily Oster

First on our list is a handy guide in building a family and making wise decisions during the early years of parenthood. The Family Firm is a 2021 guidebook and the third book by economics professor and award-winning author Emily Oster. As a mother of two, Emily knows about families’ challenges, especially when managing work, parenthood, and other duties. In her book, The Family Firm, she shares a classic business school framework for data-driven parents, encouraging them to focus on the critical issues of the elementary years: school, health, extracurricular activities, and more. It is a book that can significantly help parents, especially first-time moms and dads, manage home and avoid unnecessary stress by helping them think more clearly.

Three Dimensions of Learning by Dr. Carolyn Nooks Teague

Three Dimensions of Learning: A Blueprint for Learning from the Womb to the School is a 2017 comprehensive guide for parents by an experienced teacher and renowned expert in child development and therapy. In her book, Dr. Carolyn Nooks Teague helps parents understand how their child’s development starts from the womb. She shares home tests and activities to help parents recognize the symptoms of possible developmental delays or conditions, learn more about their children’s interests and talents. The book can also help address the needs of the child suffering from PTSD. Backed by science-informed research and studies, Three Dimensions of Learning offers a practical approach to helping children develop their full potential. Book serves as a guide for parents at every stage and in every significant aspect (physical, mental, and even spiritual). This Christmas is a beautiful gift you can give to expectant mothers and new parents.

The Little Book of Mum Hacks by Kate Murnane

The Little Book of Mum Hacks is funny, practical, and perfect for new parents. It is particularly beneficial to those independent of their parents and who don’t have the luxury of getting advice from their old folks on what to do or how to do things. Kate Murnane, the bestselling author of MumLife, comes with another practical guide for moms. From taking care of a newborn baby, understanding changes to cleaning, cooking, and playing, The Little Book of Mum Hacks offers 150 life-changing tips, tricks, and hacks with cute drawings that moms and dads will surely enjoy. This Christmas, the Little Book of Mum Hacks is an ideal gift for newlyweds and parents.

How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes by Melinda Wenner

How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes: Science-Based Strategies for Better Parenting – from Tots to Teens is one of the most remarkable books released this year. Melinda Wenner is an award-winning journalist based in Hudson Valley, New York. Her book is a well-researched primer that provides evidence and guidance on how parents can mold their kids into kind, respectful, generous, independent, and resilient individuals filled with confidence and integrity. In today’s world, where values and morals are declining, Melinda Wenner’s science-based tool guide provides hope not only to mothers and parents but to society as well. There is a way to cultivate a generation that is emotionally stable and full of empathy, love, faith, and honesty. To say that How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes is an excellent gift for parents this holiday season is an understatement.

Parent Goals by Lindsey C. M. Garrett

Parenthood is not only a choice; it is a responsibility that is lifelong and life-changing. The book Parent Goals: The Millennial’s Guide to New Parent Preparedness by Linsey C. M. Garret is not just another parent guidebook. It is designed for this generation of would-be parents. Lindsey C.W. Garrett, a child welfare and adoption specialist, shares her professional expertise and insights to Millennials who embark on a parenthood journey. Written in a language that today’s generation can relate to, Parent Goals covers emotional preparedness, attachment theory, values formation, and other advice that are truly helpful in raising the future generation of parents and kids. Parent Goals is a lovely present for young parents this holiday season.