It’s fair to say there is no book that will prepare you for being a parent. Furthermore, every parenting situation is unique so there’s certainly not a single solution that works for all.
But I do think it’s important to open the conversation about parenting, take on board all of the research and advice, and implement a style that works for your situation. Check out some of the books below, feel free to reach out with any of your own recommendations.
The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids.
Calm Parents, Happy Kids: The Secrets of Stress-free Parenting.
The Gentle Sleep Book: Gentle, No-Tears, Sleep Solutions for Parents of Newborns to Five-Year-Olds.
Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers.