Benjamin Franklin once said: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

We all have unique ways of procuring information. And that information affects us differently. As societal norms shift year after year, many parents seek out just how best to help their children thrive and succeed. You want your child to learn but also play. Be adept with technology but also know what it means to scrape a knee and climb a tree. Sometimes it’s hard to find a balance or know just where to start. Some young people soak up facts like a sponge. Others find it more challenging. You’re juggling life and work as well as what’s being taught at school alongside what is instilled at home. Learning is a prodigious facet and it looks different on everyone. Just as we all have various eye colors and hair colors or favorite foods, our brains deviate in behavior. Parenting.com has assembled a list of ten  of the best books for thinking parents. The list discusses various learning styles, thought processes, and new ways to think about how best to shape our children in today’s every-changing atmosphere. Ultimately, the question posed is this: “Who do you want your child to be?”


10 Best Books for Thinking Parents


If you’ve read any of these previously or find yourself seeking them out after this post, please feel free to share thoughts and feedback!



“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.”  – Robert Frost