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The Whole-Brain Child
12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
Daniel J. Siegel - Sep 11, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your child’s struggles.”—Harvey Karp, M.D.  “Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson have created a masterly, reader-friendly guide to helping children grow their emotional intelligence. This brilliant method transforms everyday interactions into valuable brain-shaping moments. Anyone ...
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How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
Adele Faber - Feb 07, 2012 (first published in 1996)
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The ultimate “parenting bible” (The Boston Globe) with a new Foreword—and available as an eBook for the first time—a timeless, beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors.Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish “...
Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids
How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting (The Peaceful Parent Series)
Dr. Laura Markham - Nov 28, 2012
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A groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, happy kidsBased on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connec...
No-Drama Discipline
The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
Daniel J. Siegel - Jul 12, 2016
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The pioneering experts behind The Whole-Brain Child and The Yes Brain tackle the ultimate parenting challenge: discipline.Highlighting the fascinating link between a child's neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, No-Drama Discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing w...
How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen
A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7
Joanna Faber - Jan 10, 2017
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A must-have resource for anyone who lives or works with young kids, with an introduction by Adele Faber, coauthor of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, the international mega-bestseller The Boston Globe dubbed “The Parenting Bible.”For over thirty-five years, parents have turned to How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen S...
Siblings Without Rivalry
How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too
Adele Faber - Apr 09, 2012 (first published in 1987)
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Already best-selling authors with How to Talk So Kids Will Listen Listen So Kids Will Talk, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish turned their minds to the battle of the siblings. Parents themselves, they were determined to figure out how to help their children get along. The result was Siblings Without Rivalry. This wise, groundbreaking book gives parent...
How To Raise An Adult
Julie Lythcott-Haims - Aug 02, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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A provocative manifesto that exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternate philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthoodIn How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and ...
The Happiest Baby on the Block; Fully Revised and Updated Second Edition
The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer
Harvey Karp - Oct 06, 2015 (first published in 2002)
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NEVER AGAIN WILL YOU HAVE TO STAND BY HELPLESSLY WHILE YOUR LITTLE BABY CRIES AND CRIES. THERE IS A WAY TO CALM MOST CRYING BABIES . . . USUALLY IN MINUTES!   Thousands of parents, from regular moms and dads to Hollywood superstars, have come to baby expert Dr. Harvey Karp to learn his remarkable techniques for soothing babies and increasing sleep....
Simplicity Parenting
Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
Kim John Payne - Aug 31, 2010
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Today’s busier, faster, supersized society is waging an undeclared war . . . on childhood. As the pace of life accelerates to hyperspeed–with too much stuff, too many choices, and too little time–children feel the pressure. They can become anxious, have trouble with friends and school, or even be diagnosed with behavioral problems. Now, in defense ...
The Gift of Failure
Jessica Lahey - Aug 03, 2016 (first published in 2014)
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In the tradition of Paul Tough’s How Children Succeed and Wendy Mogel’s The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, this groundbreaking manifesto focuses on the critical school years when parents must learn to allow their children to experience the disappointment and frustration that occur from life’s inevitable problems so that they can grow up to be successf...
No Bad Kids
Toddler Discipline Without Shame
Janet Lansbury - Sep 17, 2014
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Janet Lansbury is unique among parenting experts. As a RIE teacher and student of pioneering child specialist Magda Gerber, her advice is not based solely on formal studies and the research of others, but also on her twenty years of hands-on experience guiding hundreds of parents and their toddlers. “No Bad Kids” is a collection of Janet's most pop...
Cribsheet by Emily Oster
Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn
The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene
Parenting With Love And Logic by Foster Cline
1-2-3 Magic by Thomas Phelan
Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen Ed.D.
Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel J. Siegel
The New Father by Armin A. Brott
Oh Crap! Potty Training by Jamie Glowacki
All Joy and No Fun by Jennifer Senior
Untangled by Lisa Damour
Brain Rules for Baby by John Medina
Raising Your Spirited Child, Third Edition by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings by Dr. Laura Markham
Positive Parenting by Rebecca Eanes
Expecting Better by Emily Oster
The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman
The Conscious Parent by Dr. Shefali Tsabary
Playful Parenting by Lawrence J. Cohen
The Yes Brain by Daniel J. Siegel
How Toddlers Thrive by Tovah P Klein
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth
The Sh!t No One Tells You by Dawn Dais
The Montessori Toddler by Simone Davies
Be Prepared by Gary Greenberg
Under Pressure by Lisa Damour Ph.D.
Your Baby and Child by Penelope Leach
Like a Mother by Angela Garbes
Grace Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel
The Attachment Parenting Book by Martha Sears RN
How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids by Carla Naumburg
The Gentle Parent by L.R. Knost
Gentle Discipline by Sarah Ockwell-Smith
Raising Human Beings by Ross W. Greene
The Second Shift by Arlie Hochschild
There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather by Linda Åkeson McGurk
The Optimistic Child by Martin E. P. Seligman
No More Mean Girls by Katie Hurley LCSW
What No One Tells You by Dr. Alexandra Sacks
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp
Parenting by Paul David Tripp
The Sleepeasy Solution by Jennifer Waldburger
The Baby Book by William Sears MD
The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth by Genevieve Howland
Hold On to Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld
The Out-of-Sync Child by Carol Kranowitz
We're Pregnant! The First Time Dad's Pregnancy Handbook by Adrian Kulp
Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Elevating Child Care by Janet Lansbury
The Awakened Family by Shefali Tsabary
Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline by Becky A Bailey
Yes, Your Teen is Crazy! by Michael J. Bradley
Great with Child by Beth Ann Fennelly
Parenting Teens With Love And Logic by Foster Cline
Kids Are Worth It! by Barbara Coloroso
The Whole-Brain Child Workbook by Daniel J Siegel
Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition by Robert J. Mackenzie
The Me, Me, Me Epidemic by Amy McCready
Don't Make Me Count to Three by Ginger Hubbard
Teen-Proofing Fostering Responsible Decision Making in Your Teenager by John Rosemond
Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
The Baby Owner's Manual by Louis Borgenicht M.D.
Transforming the Difficult Child by Howard Glasser
Making Children Mind without Losing Yours by Dr. Kevin Leman
If I Have to Tell You One More Time... by Amy McCready
You're Doing a Great Job! by Biz Ellis
Enough As She Is by Rachel Simmons
Parenting Beyond Pink & Blue by Christia Spears Brown
The Newbie's Guide to Positive Parenting by Rebecca Eanes
The Co-Parents' Handbook by Karen Bonnell
Calm the F*ck Down by David Vienna
Balanced and Barefoot by Angela J. Hanscom
Smart but Scattered Teens by Richard Guare
Positive Parenting in Action by Laura Ling
Lost at School by Ross W. Greene
Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition by Russell A. Barkley
The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog by Bruce Perry
Good Talk by Mira Jacob
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Deepest Well by Nadine Burke Harris M.D.
Walking with God through Pain and Suffering by Timothy Keller
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons by Siegfried Engelmann
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by Diane Wiessinger
Healing After Loss by Martha Whitmore Hickman
Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler