How hard can this Parenting thing be?!?...
Hi there WorldCat, my name is Laura and I’m working on the social networking product team at OCLC. Over the past several months, a new topic of interest has prevailed in my reading- and pretty much all free time activities for that matter - as my husband and I are expecting our first child in April.
Along the way, I’ve heard of several library resources, books, videos, etc., offering guidance to parents through all phases of parenting. I’m still working my way through my first set of suggestions and have created this list with a few of the resources that I’ve found helpful and others that have been referred to me through the pregnancy phase.
Since the next phase of ‘what the heck do you do once the baby arrives’ is nearing, I’m looking to move on to a new set of reading material. I did a quick search of lists and found a few interesting compilations- in particular this one from chefrb with a couple guides to making your own babyfood and Alice's 'Things I Recommend' with great sounding resources on recovery, calming a baby and nursing.
I also found a few lists containing interesting parenting topics relating to older children that other WorldCat users have shared- such as homeschooling, communicating with teens, step parenting, etc. If any of those topics sound interesting, you can browse those lists here: 'Parenting', 'Parenting', 'Parenting Styles'
However…I think I have a little time for some of those topics and right now am looking for more helpful library resources on baby care and the early years. If you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them!