Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent - Meredith Small I read this for an anthropology class at my university. Although I'm many many years away from parenting, I consider reading it a paradigm-shifting moment. I have so many ideas now about how I want to raise my children. And although I try not to be a proselytizing student of anthropology, I cringe whenever I see babies crying alone in their strollers, neglected by their caregivers and the world around them. I have to resist the urge to shove this book in the parents' faces. Please parents and future-parents of the world, put down your What to Expect When You're Expecting and read Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent instead.