I’m enjoying reading Dr. Steven Parker’s Healthy Children blog at WebMD. This man comes across as a real mensch — he obviously loves and respects children, and he appreciates the importance, difficulty, and joy of parenting. He pulls no punches. Here’s an example of his honest writing: Does having kids make you happy?
Oh, and he co-authored the 1998 edition of the classic book “Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care.” I referred to it often as a new mom. I still remember how comforted I felt when I read the first line: “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”