With so many books on the market for new parents, it’s tough to know what’s worth reading. And to be honest? When you’re a new or expecting parent, time is not of the essence. You don’t want to waste your time reading a dozen books that are total rubbish.
When it comes to dads, unless they have a great support system, they often don’t know where to begin. While people are piling up books for moms to read, sometimes dads get counted out. But dads are equally important partners, and in modern times — i.e., talks of the mental load and the emotional burdens of parenthood, which frequently still falls heavily on mothers — dads need to be on point.
No longer do dads “babysit” and get a pat on the back. Dads parent, sometimes even more than their female counterparts, which is why a little light reading from the best sources is a must for new fathers. Here are 14 of the best parenting books that speak to just dads.