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Best Parenting Books

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The Whole-Brain Child
12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
Daniel J. Siegel - 2011-10-04
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Discover how to foster healthy brain development in your child with The Whole-Brain Child. Written by neuropsychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson, this book offers revolutionary approaches to child-rearing with 12 key strategies for emotional and intellectual growth. The authors explain how a child's brain is wired and how it matures, and provide age-appropriate strategies for dealing with everyday struggles through illustrations that can help you explain concepts to your child. Perfect for anyone who cares for or loves a child, this book is a must-read for parents and teachers alike.
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PinkGraham Duncan
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How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
Adele Faber - 1999-10-01 (first published in 1980)
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A beloved and timeless book on communication between parents and children, written by internationally acclaimed experts. This ultimate "parenting bible" provides innovative methods to deal with negative feelings, set firm limits, and resolve family conflicts peacefully. With a respectful approach, this book offers fresh insights and suggestions to make relationships with children less stressful and more rewarding.
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Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids
How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting (The Peaceful Parent Series)
Laura Markham - 2012-11-28
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Discover a groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, and happy kids. Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience, this book emphasizes the importance of emotional connection between parents and their children. With healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication, parents can raise a self-disciplined child without resorting to threats, nagging, or punishments. This practical guide includes step-by-step examples and kid-tested phrasing for parents of toddlers up to elementary-aged children. Say goodbye to power struggles and tantrums and transform your parenting experience in a positive and effective way.
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No-Drama Discipline
The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
Daniel J. Siegel - 2014-09-23
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This book explores the connection between a child's neurological development and a parent's reaction to misbehavior, providing effective and compassionate strategies for discipline. Learn how to identify your own discipline philosophy and communicate lessons, understand appropriate discipline for different ages, connect with your child calmly, and navigate tantrums to inspire growth and happiness. With playful illustrations and stories, No-Drama Discipline guides you towards peaceful conflict resolution and creating a resilient and happy family.
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How To Raise An Adult
Julie Lythcott-Haims - 2015-06-09
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Discover an alternative philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient adulthood with this provocative manifesto. Drawing on research, conversations with admissions officers, and personal experience, this book exposes the harmful effects of helicopter parenting and offers practical strategies to foster a child's resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination. A must-read for parents of teenagers, Julie Lythcott-Haims offers a rallying cry to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.
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Auren Hoffman
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The Happiest Baby on the Block
The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer
Harvey Karp - 2005-12-27 (first published in 2002)
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Learn the secrets to calming a crying infant and promoting healthy sleep with the revolutionary techniques found in this parenting guide. Developed by pediatrician and child development expert Dr. Harvey Karp, this national bestseller shares four crucial principles for understanding and soothing newborns, including the "Missing Fourth Trimester" and the 5 "S's" for triggering the automatic calming reflex. With practical advice on everything from colic to sleeping habits, this book is a must-have for new parents and caregivers alike.
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Ashton Kutcher
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Siblings Without Rivalry
How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too
Adele Faber - 2012-04-09 (first published in 1972)
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Discover practical tools to help your children get along with each other, reduce competition, and encourage cooperation with this wise and groundbreaking book by bestselling authors Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. Siblings Without Rivalry offers humor, understanding, and fresh thoughts on how and when to intervene in fights, how to channel hostility into creative outlets, and how to treat children unequally while being fair. Ideal for parents and professionals, this book is a must-read for anyone seeking to improve their children's relationship.
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Gretchen Rubin
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Simplicity Parenting
Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
Kim John Payne - 2009-08-25
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This book tackles the problem of the fast-paced, supersized society and how it is affecting childhood. Children are feeling the pressure, becoming anxious, having problems with school, friends, and may even be diagnosed with behavioral problems. This book provides insights and practical advice on how to reduce the amount of stuff, clutter, and noise in children's lives, establish predictable routines and rituals, create intervals of calm, and limit screen time. This manifesto for protecting the grace of childhood is an eloquent guide to bringing new rhythms to bear on the lifelong art of parenting.
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Bringing Up Bébé
One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting (now with Bébé Day by Day
Pamela Druckerman - 2012-02-07
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Discover the secrets behind France's remarkably well-behaved children in this national bestseller. American journalist Pamela Druckerman investigates why French children can sleep through the night by two or three months old, eat braised leeks, play independently, and yet still be boisterous, curious, and creative. With research spanning three years, this warm and funny book uncovers the wisdom of French parenting, sparking a national debate and becoming an indispensable resource for American parents.
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How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen
A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7
Joanna Faber - 2017-01-10
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This parenting book is a must-have for anyone who wants to improve their relationship with young kids. Written by respected parenting experts and tailored to children ages 2-7, it offers concrete tools and tips to transform communication with little ones. The book addresses common challenges and conflicts, offering communication strategies that will empower parents and caregivers to forge stronger relationships with their children. It even includes a chapter on special needs children. With a lively combination of storytelling, cartoons, and fly-on-the-wall discussions from their workshops, this user-friendly guide offers a rewarding, joyful approach to parenting young children.
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Kent C. Dodds
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Emily Oster - 2019-04-09
The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey
The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene
Parenting With Love And Logic by Foster Cline
Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
No Bad Kids by Janet Lansbury
Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn
1-2-3 Magic by Thomas Phelan
All Joy and No Fun by Jennifer Senior
The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman
Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen Ed. D.
Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel J. Siegel
Untangled by Lisa Damour
The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary
Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings by Laura Markham
The New Father by Armin A. Brott
Oh Crap! Potty Training by Jamie Glowacki
Brain Rules for Baby by John Medina
How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids by Jancee Dunn
Playful Parenting by Lawrence J. Cohen
The Danish Way of Parenting by Jessica Joelle Alexander
Positive Parenting by Rebecca Eanes
What to Expect the First Year by Heidi Murkoff
The Teenage Brain by Frances E Jensen
Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman
The Montessori Toddler by Simone Davies
Expecting Better by Emily Oster
The Yes Brain by Daniel J. Siegel
Be Prepared by Gary Greenberg
The Attachment Parenting Book by Martha Sears Rn
NurtureShock by Po Bronson
How Toddlers Thrive by Tovah P Klein
The Wonder Weeks by Xaviera Plas-Plooij
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg
The Sh!t No One Tells You by Dawn Dais
Hands Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford
Diaper Dude by Chris Pegula
Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach
Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp
How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids by Carla Naumburg
There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather by Linda Åkeson McGurk
Under Pressure by Lisa Damour
Grace Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel
Unequal Childhoods by Annette Lareau
The Second Shift by Arlie Hochschild
Your Baby and Child by Penelope Leach
Gentle Discipline by Sarah Ockwell-Smith
Bringing Up Boys by James C. Dobson
French Kids Eat Everything by Karen le Billon
Have a New Kid by Friday by Kevin Leman
The Happiest Kids in the World by Rina Mae Acosta
The Happiest Toddler on the Block by Harvey Karp
You're Wearing That? by Deborah Tannen
Little Girls Can Be Mean by Michelle Anthony
From Dude to Dad by Chris Pegula
Parenting by Paul David Tripp
Like a Mother by Angela Garbes
The Baby Book by William Sears
Hold On to Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld
Boys Adrift by Leonard Sax
The Out-of-Sync Child by Carol Kranowitz
Baby 411 by Ari Brown
Elevating Child Care by Janet Lansbury
Between Parent and Child by Haim G. Ginott
Parenting Beyond Pink & Blue by Christia Spears Brown
Raising Human Beings by Ross W. Greene
The Baby Owner's Manual by Louis Borgenicht
How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk by Adele Faber
Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition by Russell A. Barkley
The Gentle Parent by L. R. Knost
Enough As She Is by Rachel Simmons
The Optimistic Child by Martin E. P. Seligman
Smart but Scattered Teens by Richard Guare
No More Mean Girls by Katie Hurley Lcsw
What No One Tells You by Alexandra Sacks
The Complete Guide to Special Education by Linda Wilmshurst
Bringing Up Girls by James C. Dobson
Screamfree Parenting by Hal Runkel Lmft
Boys Should Be Boys by Meg Meeker
Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
The Opposite of Spoiled by Ron Lieber
UnSelfie by Michele Borba
The Expectant Father by Jennifer Ash
Vitamin N by Richard Louv
The Gardener and the Carpenter by Alison Gopnik
Odd Girl Out by Rachel Simmons
Parenting the Strong-Willed Child by Rex Forehand
The Importance of Being Little by Erika Christakis
Your Two-Year-Old by Louise Bates Ames