Picks and Pans Review: Star Picks Our Favorite Parenting Books

updated 06/16/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/16/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

LISA KUDROW The Three-Martini Playdate, by Christie Mellor. The philosophy: You're an adult, they're children; you need adult time. Don't make your world kidcentric.

CAMRYN MANHEIM A Mind at a Time, by Dr. Mel Levine. It's a book about how children learn. It actually helped me understand how I think too.

BLAIR UNDERWOOD The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, by Wendy Mogel. The metaphor is that when you hurt yourself, there's a lot of growth from that.

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