I’ve been reading a lot of parenting books lately.
Well, not the kind of parenting books that dish out parenting advice in the kind of explicit “let me help you” kind of a way, but I’m talking about the new kind of parenting book.
The kind that is more personal, narrative in structure and built to put parents at ease with the act of parenting and with the idea of being a parent through a series of essays, sometimes, stories about the author’s experiences as a parent.
I think it’s interesting that talking about parenting never gets old. I think, I realized this after my fifth book by a one-time actress who in becoming a mom had a new story to share with us regular parents.
It’s fascinating that parenting can do that. It’s fascinating that there are millions of parenting blogs and essays on variations of similar topics.
It’s fascinating that parenting is something that brings in so many different kinds of perspectives and differing sets of experiences. Fascinating.
It never gets old, I think. It never gets old or boring, at least not when you’re in the throes of being a parent.
Do you read parenting books and essays? If so, what do you get from them? Why do you read?