25 Parenting Books, Podcasts, and Children’s Books for Dads and Resources on Raising Sons


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There are mountains of books, podcasts, and resources for mom, but what about dad?!

Below are books, podcasts, and children’s books that are just for the dad and/or father figure in your childrens’ lives. These are great resources for dads, uncles, brothers, or any guy who is interested in the topic of raising and influencing boys.

You can also find a few of our favorite books and podcasts about raising sons. 

Parenting Books for Dads

Dad’s Guide to Twins: How to Survive the Twin Pregnancy and Prepare for Your Twins by Joe Rawlinson :: For the dad who is expecting multiples, this book helps you prepare and shares all the ways to care for your multiples. 

Show Dad How by Shawn Bean :: For the dad who likes visuals, this book provides play-by-play instruction on how to do parenting things . . . with pictures!

The New Dad’s Playbook: Gearing Up for the Biggest Game of Your Life by Benjamin Watson :: For the dad who has no idea what to do to help your partner or baby, this book provides advice for being the best support to your family as you walk into fatherhood. 

The Ultimate Stay-at-Home Dad: Your Essential Manual for Being an Awesome Full-Time Father by Shannon Carpenter :: For the dad preparing to stay home with your kiddo(s), this book helps you prepare for your stay-at-home journey. 

Thriving Girl Dad: A Dude’s Guide to Raising Daughters by Brian Everett YoungAbi YoungMadi YoungEmi YoungLili Young :: For the dad having or who has a daughter, this book shares daughters’ perspectives and tangible tips in deepening your relationship with your daughter. 

Dear Dad editorial seriesParenting Podcasts for Dads

Dads: The Podcast :: This podcast brings a comical approach to understanding and walking through fatherhood. 

Dope Black Dads :: Dope Black Dads serves as a safe space for fathers of color to share their stories and experiences of parenting in today’s world. 

GeekDads Podcast :: If you’re a dad and you’re into gaming, comics, books, and parenting . . . this podcast is for you. The hosts focus on varying topics that cover parenting in today’s digital age. 

Paternal Podcast :: Find candid conversations between dads hosted by dads in the Paternal Podcast. 

The Modern Dads Podcast :: Hosts of The Modern Dads Podcast discuss issues today’s dads face and debunk old-school stereotypes of fatherhood. 

Children’s Books for Dads (to read to kids)

My Daddy Rules the World: Poems about Dads by Hope Anita Smith :: A precious compilation of poems that highlight all the joy dads bring to their kids lives. 

Nelly Nu & Daddy Too by Anna Dewdney :: A young children’s book dedicated to dad from beloved author of Llama Llama Red Pajama, Anna Dewdney.

Papa, Daddy, & Riley by Seamus First :: A sweet story that shows families are made with deep love. 

Thunder Boy, Jr. by Sherman Alexie :: A book about a boy and his dad going on an adventure together in search of a name. 

Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada by Jimmy Fallon :: A cute book for dad and new baby.

Parenting Books on Raising Sons

Decoding Boys: New Science Behind the Subtle Art of Raising Sons by Cara Natterson :: For those parenting boys entering or going through puberty, this book is for you! This book provides tips as you walk through parenting on topics like drugs, alcohol, sexting, consent, and so much more.

That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life by Ana Homayoun :: For the unorganized boy, this book helps dads teach their sons how to stay focused, organized, and visualize goals.

Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys by Stephen James and David Thomas :: This book focuses on the social and emotional needs of boys at every age and stage. Each section covers a specific age range.

Child looking upParenting Podcasts (& Podcast Episodes) on Raising Sons

On Boys Podcast :: This podcast solely focuses on raising boys at all ages and stages. 

Raising Boys and Girls Podcast :: Experts discuss the building blogs and struggles of raising both boys and girls in this podcast. They share and practical ideas and tips in navigating parenting sons and daughters. 


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