The Gift Of Giving: Parents

Having children doesn’t preclude you from maintaining a wide variety of interests, but let’s face it: it’s the long-term job we care the most about doing well and the one we can get completely mired in the minutiae of. That’s why it can mean everything to find the right book to help the parents in your life learn new ways to approach it. Help them see they’re not the only one dealing with the terrible whatever-age-their-child-is-currently-being-terrible-at or simply give them a laugh.

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    • New Family Values

    • By: Andrew Solomon
    • Narrated by: Andrew Solomon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,765
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,578
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,581

    Drawing on dozens of intimate audio interviews with families from all across the country, award-winning psychologist and writer Andrew Solomon redefines what it means to be an “ideal family” in America today....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult subject handled well.

    • By Michael on 12-21-18

    Regular price: $8.95

    • How to be a Happier Parent

    • Raising a Family, Having a Life, and Loving (Almost) Every Minute
    • By: KJ Dell'Antonia
    • Narrated by: KJ Dell'Antonia
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    In all the writing KJ Dell'Antonia has done over the years, one topic keeps coming up: parents crave a greater sense of happiness in their daily lives. In this book, KJ asks: How can we change our family life so that it is full of the joy we'd always hoped for? Listen to learn more....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great read

    • By Jessica H. on 10-23-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Dad Is Fat

    • By: Jim Gaffigan
    • Narrated by: Jim Gaffigan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,882
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,075
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7,040

    In Dad is Fat, stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan, who’s best known for his legendary riffs on Hot Pockets, bacon, manatees, and McDonald's, expresses all the joys and horrors of life with five young children....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good for Gaffigan fans - better for expecting dads

    • By Sean on 05-17-13

    Regular price: $22.40

    • I Just Want to Pee Alone

    • I Just Want to Pee Alone Series, Book 1
    • By: Some Kickass Mom Bloggers, Jen Mann - editor
    • Narrated by: Vanessa Daniels
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Motherhood is the toughest - and funniest - job you'll ever love. Raising kids is hard work. The pay sucks, your boss is a tyrant, and the working conditions are pitiful - you can't even take a bathroom break without being interrupted with another demand. Hear these hysterical essays....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • must listen

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-05-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • I Heart My Little A-Holes

    • A Bunch of Holy-Crap Moments No One Ever Told You About Parenting
    • By: Karen Alpert
    • Narrated by: Karen Alpert
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 95

    Popular blogger Karen Alpert shares her hysterical take on the many "joys" of parenting....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hilarious

    • By Stephanie on 04-29-14

    Regular price: $15.96

    • The 5 Love Languages of Children

    • The Secret to Loving Children Effectively
    • By: Gary Chapman, Ross Campbell
    • Narrated by: Chris Fabry
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 887
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 877

    Every child has a unique way of feeling loved. When you discover your child's love language - and how to speak it - you can build a solid foundation for your child to trust you and flourish....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So valuable

    • By D. Guinn on 01-05-17

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Daring Greatly

    • How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
    • By: Brené Brown
    • Narrated by: Brené Brown
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,268
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,012
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,982

    Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable. Based on 12 years of pioneering research, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is our most accurate measure of courage....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • listen to “the power of vulnerability” instead

    • By Vanessa Portillo on 10-10-18
    • How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
    • By: Brené Brown
    • Narrated by: Brené Brown
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 06-26-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2,268 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Edgar and Lucy

    • A Novel
    • By: Victor Lodato
    • Narrated by: Victor Lodato
    • Length: 19 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 480
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 450
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 444

    Eight-year-old Edgar Fini's loyalty is torn between the two women in his life....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story almost ruined by narrator

    • By Robert L. Brandon on 05-18-17

    Regular price: $34.99