Best Parenting Books

1. What to Expect When You’re Expecting, 4th Edition

2. The Happiest Baby on the Block

3. The Whole-Brain Child

4. How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

5. Einstein Never Used Flash Cards

6. Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings

7. Design Mom

8. Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

9. Strong Mothers, Strong Sons

10. Mothering and Daughtering

11. The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children By Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.

Dr. Greene will help you understand why traditional parenting methods of punishment and rewards don’t work with explosive children and what to do instead

12. Positive Discipline: The Classic Guide to Helping Children Develop Self-Discipline, Responsibility, Cooperation, and Problem-Solving Skills

By Jane Nelson, Ed.D

Jane Nelson is the mother of Positive Discipline — the books, training, and method based on the work of Alfred Adler, MD

13. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

By Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.

After a quick search of the title, you may think, “Wait for a second! That’s not a parenting book!” Before you stop reading, my friend, let’s get something straight:

14. The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind

By Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, M.D.

By understanding what’s happening in your child’s brain, Dr. Siegel and Dr. Bryson give you strategies that work with your child’s brain instead of against it. By implementing these 12 strategies, you’ll help foster healthy brain development which leads to calmer, happier children.

15. The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children

In this book, Dr. Tsabary helps parents get in tune with their own psychological awareness. By encouraging parents to look in the mirror, Tsabary helps parents understand why it’s important to be conscious of our own histories in order to pass along a positive wholeness to our children.

16. Oh Crap! Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do it Once and Do it Right

By Jamie Glowacki

Using no bribes and no gimmicks, Jamie can help you wave farewell to the diapers in your life for good

17. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

By Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

This gem is a must-read for any parent who frequently finds themselves in the throes of a power struggle.

18. Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too

By Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

This book offers practical strategies to improve cooperation among your children and reduce feelings of competition — all while helping your children connect to build lifelong friendships

19. The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go so Their Children Can Succeed

By Jessica Lahey

To help parents adjust their over-responsive tendencies, Lahey lays out a blueprint for handling homework, report cards, social dynamics, and sports. She sets forth a plan to help parents learn to step back and embrace their children’s failures.

20-Parenting Apart: How Separated and Divorced Parents Can Raise Happy and Secure Kids

By Christina McPhee

Christina tackles all the biggest issues of divorce and separation and helps you make a game plan for parenting your kids. You’ll learn:

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