The Top Books on Parenting

Let's face it, parenting is the toughest job in the world.  While we all have different parenting styles, different methods and beliefs in how things should be done, you can't expect to know it all without asking questions or reading something.

I asked the community "What's your hands-down favorite books on parenting" and the people delivered. Below are some super handy reads not just about parenting, but about character, development, schooling, and discipline. Admittedly, I haven't read these all -- yet.  Some books are not so obvious a parenting book as you may imagine, but trust me, the content is relevant and applicable.

The Art of War
By Sun Tzu

The Giving Tree
By Shel Silverstein

Since there is so much great literature out there on the topic of parenting, I likely missed some goodies, so please let me know which books (or articles for that matter) I may have missed in the comments below.