Books to make you feel good about being a parent

A Listmania! list by Katharine Edgar "Katharine" (yorkshire uk)
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How Not to Be a Perfect Mother: The International Bestseller
1.  How Not to Be a Perfect Mother: The International Bestseller by Libby Purves
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  "The only babycare book to recognise that the parents have a life as well - how to drink gin and tonic while caring for your child. It also recognises that having kids is fun."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

What Mothers Do: especially when it looks like nothing
2.  What Mothers Do: especially when it looks like nothing by Naomi Stadlen
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  "Explains why it takes you 3 hours to get round the supermarket and that, guess what, it's because you're a good mother! My only criticism is the book forgets dads...."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

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The Baby Owner's Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-shooting Tips and Advice on First-year Maintenance (Owner's and Instruction Manual)
3.  The Baby Owner's Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-shooting Tips and Advice on First-year Maintenance (Owner's and Instruction Manual) by Louis Borgenicht
The list author says:
  "When you've had enough of the preaching of other books, the 'let's pretend your baby is a computer' approach can be quite a relief."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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Dr Xargle's Book of Earthlets (Andersen Press Picture Books)
4.  Dr Xargle's Book of Earthlets (Andersen Press Picture Books) by Jeanne Willis
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  "A children's book that is really for grownups."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood and How it Has Undermined All Women
5.  Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood and How it Has Undermined All Women by Susan J. Douglas
The list author says:
  "This book is dynamite! Opens your eyes to the warped folly of 'intensive mothering' and ensures you will never see a celebrity mum profile in the same way again."
£12.99   Used & New from: £0.52
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Katharine Edgar "Katharine" (yorkshire uk)
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Last updated: 22/11/2005
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