Parenting is Hard. Books Can Help.

I won’t lie; parenting is terrifying even to those of us who are not parents. Case in point, researching for this article, I misread the word, “channeling” as “changeling.” The mind just sees what it wants to see. I mean, there’s a reason I can name so many horror movies offhand that have to do with parenthood (Rosemary’s Baby. The Omen. Mother.) But parenting doesn’t have to be scary. Plenty of people have gone before us and raised children who became fine adults! Learn from the experiences of these authors of books on parenting.




I hope that you find some new knowledge and perspectives among these great books on parenting!


Mary Kay McBrayer is a horror enthusiast, sideshow lover, and prose writer from south of Atlanta. Her true crime novel, America’s First Female Serial Killer: Jane Toppan and the Making of a Monster is available for pre-order, and you can hear her analysis (and jokes) about scary movies on the podcast, Everything Trying to Kill You. You can read her tweets @mkmcbrayer.