Parenting With Your Gut

With the myriad of parenting books on the shelves, it seems like everyone has tips on how to raise your child. So, here’s a radical idea: Trust yourself. A new book, “Instinctive Parenting: Trusting Ourselves To Raise Good Kids,” encourages moms and dads to forgo the anxiety that often accompanies parenting and simply find what works best for their family. Written by Ada Calhoun, founding editor-in-chief of Babble.com, it’s full of anecdotes and refreshing advice. In the end, says Calhoun, it comes down to providing love, food, and shelter. It’s a refreshingly commonsense approach.