Top Reads for Dads

As fathers, we understand the importance of seeking knowledge and insights to help us gain confidence and wisdom on our journey through parenthood. Whether you’re a new dad looking for guidance or a seasoned parent seeking fresh perspectives, books on parenting and fatherhood are there to inspire and inform.

Why Read Books on Parenting and Fatherhood?
Um, does anyone have any training before they become a Dad? There’s no LIttle League for this!

Parenting is one of the most rewarding yet challenging journeys you will ever experience. Reading books on parenting and fatherhood can provide valuable guidance, inspiration, and support as we strive to be the best dads we can be. From practical tips and strategies to profound insights and reflections, these books offer a wealth of knowledge to help us navigate the joys and challenges of raising children.
We asked our dads what their tome of choice was. Here are the 5 that appeared most commonly.

*These books are not ranked in any particular order, as we are not trying to emphasize any particular book.

Parenting with Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility by Foster Cline and Jim Fay
This classic parenting book offers practical strategies for raising responsible, independent children while maintaining a loving and respectful relationship. With a focus on empathy, natural consequences, and healthy boundaries, Parenting with Love and Logic provides valuable insights for dads looking to empower their children and strengthen their family bonds.

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know by Meg Meeker
In this empowering book, pediatrician and parent Dr. Meg Meeker offers valuable insights and advice for fathers raising daughters. From building self-esteem to navigating the challenges of adolescence, Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters provides essential guidance for dads seeking to empower and support their daughters as they navigate the journey to womanhood.

The Dad’s Edge: 9 Simple Ways to Have: Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories by Larry Hagner
In this inspiring book, author and podcast host Larry Hagner shares practical tips and strategies for becoming the best dad you can be. From fostering strong relationships with your children to prioritizing self-care and personal growth, The Dad’s Edge offers a roadmap for dads seeking to create lasting memories and positive relationships with their children.

The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be by Armin A. Brott and Jennifer Ash
Expecting a new addition to the family? This indispensable guide for expectant fathers covers everything you need to know, from supporting your partner during pregnancy to preparing for childbirth and beyond. With expert advice and firsthand accounts from real dads, this book is a valuable resource for dads-to-be.

The New Dad’s Survival Guide: What to Expect in the First Year and Beyond by Scott Mactavish
This comprehensive guide is a must-read for new dads, offering practical advice, insights, and humor to help navigate the first year of fatherhood and beyond. From diaper changes to sleepless nights, Mactavish covers it all with wit and wisdom.
Reading is not just about acquiring knowledge; it’s about gaining valuable insights, perspectives, and tools. As dads, our role in shaping the lives of our children is immense, and by dedicating time to reading books on parenting and fatherhood, we invest in our growth as individuals and as parents. These books offer wisdom gleaned from experts and fellow dads alike, providing us with practical strategies, empathetic understanding, and inspiration to navigate the joys and challenges of fatherhood with confidence and grace. So, let’s pick up these books not only to learn but also to connect, reflect, and grow as fathers. 
Happy reading!