Suzy Fruncillo of Lake Country Booksellers recommends three books that provide insight and advice.
What to Expect the First Year, Third Edition, by Heidi Murkoff. Workman Publishing 2014.
Widely regarded as the “baby bible” for a child’s first year, Fruncillo recommends this book as a must-have for new parents. It includes information about choosing a pediatrician, milestones, tips for health and safety, traveling with your baby and more.
The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us, by Jeffrey Kluger. Riverhead Books.
Whether we have siblings or are raising siblings, The Sibling Effect is an insightful look into the bonds that so powerfully affect people. Incorporating science, psychology, sociology and memoir, Kluger looks at birth order, twins, the effect of genetics on behavior traits and more. Fruncillo says The Sibling Effect is a popular read she always keeps in stock.
Raising a Daughter: Parents and the Awakening of a Healthy Woman, by Jeanne Elium and Don Elium. Celestial Arts 1994.
This book addresses challenges including peer pressure, evolving social roles, the gender gap between boys and girls, new research on ADD and ADHD in girls, eating disorders, depression and more. The authors provide a guide through stages of girls’ development—from infant to toddler, middle childhood, the teen years and into early adulthood.