Being a parent myself, an early childhood educator & energy healer, I understand the anxiety that a parent faces in the parenting journey. Those never ending questions, doubts, issues in day to day life, we become clueless about every small thing related to our child. How to potty train, how to wean, how to handle tantrums, how to communicate, how to teach them table manners, and the list is endless. In this much requested post, I am sharing an exhaustive list of parenting books that will surely guide you through one of the most anxious as well as exciting & rewarding phase of your life – parenthood!
Lets begin the list of some really awesome parenting books!
How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
The Conscious Parent
Dr Shefali Tsabary
This innovative parenting style recognizes the child’s potential to spark a deep soul-searching leading to transformation in parents. Instead of being merely the receiver of the parents’ psychological and spiritual legacy, children function as ushers of the parent’s development. Once parents are learning alongside their children, power, control and dominance become an archaic language. Instead, mutual kinship and spiritual partnership are the focus of the parent-child journey.
The Art Of Conscious Parenting
Conscious parenting is the new guideline that holds the best of both worlds: the familiarity of sure-shot methods and the necessity of modern, emerging ideas for a happy childhood. Equal parts practical and spiritual, this book is the right concoction of everything that spells successful parenting in the twenty-first century.
Siblings Without Rivalry
Faber & Mazlish
A book that offers prompt solutions to parents to help their kid overcome sibling rivalry by examining various methods.
What’s Going On In There
Drawing upon the exploding research in this field as well as the stories of real children, What’s Going On in There? is a lively and thought-provoking book that charts the brain’s development from conception through the critical first five years. In examining the many factors that play crucial roles in that process, What’s Going On in There? explores the evolution of the senses, motor skills, social and emotional behaviors, and mental functions such as attention, language, memory, reasoning, and intelligence.
The Whole-Brain Child : 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson
This book offers a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain—and make accessible—the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth.
Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson
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 with tantrums, tensions, and tears—without causing a scene.
Parenting From the Inside Out
Daniel. J. Seigel & Mary Hartzell
The authors explore the extent to which our childhood experiences shape the way we parent. Drawing on stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, they explain how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain, and offer parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories, which will help them raise compassionate and resilient children.
The Kingdom Of Childhood
The author stresses the tremendous importance of doing everything in the knowledge that children are citizens of both the spiritual and the earthly worlds. And, throughout these lectures, he continually returns to the practical value of Waldorf education.
Einstein Never Used Flashcards : How Our Children Really Learn and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less
Kathy Hirsh-Pasek & Roberta Michnick Golinkoff
The authors offer a compelling indictment of the growing trend toward accelerated learning. It’s a message that stressed-out parents are craving to hear: Letting tots learn through play is not only okay-it’s better than drilling academics!
Brain Rules for Baby : How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five
This book bridges the gap between what scientists know and what parents practice. Through fascinating and funny stories, Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and dad, unravels how a child’s brain develops — and what you can do to optimize it. You will view your children–and how to raise them–in a whole new light.
Kim John Payne and Lisa M. Ross
The author helps parents reclaim for their children the space and freedom that all kids need for their attention to deepen and their individuality to flourish.
Beyond the Rainbow Bridge : Nurturing Our Children from Birth to Seven
Barbara J. Patterson & Pamela Bradley
This book discusses healthy rhythms in both home and school, play and how it stimulates imagination, how to protect and enliven the child’s twelve senses, creative discipline, creation of birthday stories and craft projects for the young child and much more.
The Secret Life of the Unborn Child
Dr. Thomas Verny & John Kelly
My Child Won’t Eat
The author explores the reasons why a child refuses food, the pitfalls of growth charts, and the ways that growth and activity affect a child’s caloric needs. He discusses how eating problems start and how they can be avoided.
Toddler Calm is about gentle parenting. It will give you a proven and successful alternative approach to creating a calm and happy family.