15 Best Parenting Books that I am Reading Now
As a young mom many years ago, one of the things that helped me learn and grow were the books recommended to me from trusted friends. Lately, I have been getting several requests from all of you to share a list of books that help me with parenting. This is not the full list, these are just some in addition to the basics that, I’m sure, everyone already read.
Also, when comes to books, keep in mind that I don’t use any “one” book. I read and pick things that can be applied to my family, my kids, my life. I firmly believe that there is always something that can be useful in every book. After all, all children are different, and in many cases they will each need there own little differences in parenting style.
So, here are 15 books from my “love” list:
1. Daniel Spiegel: “Whole Brain Child” and “No-Drama discipline”
2. Adele Fabre: “How to talk so kids will listen...”
3. Ross Greene : “The Explosive Child”
4. Thomas Phelan : “1-2-3 Magic”
5. Travis Bradberry : “Emotional Intelligence 2.0”
6. Foster Cline: “Parenting with Love & Logic”
7. Kim Payne: “Simplicity Parenting”
8. Harvey Karp: “The Happinest Baby” ( and other books)
9. Nimali Fernando: “Raising a healthy, happy eater” (has real life parent stories that actually help)
10. Janet Lansbury: “No bad kids”
11. Polly Moore: “The natural baby sleep solution”
12: Shefali Tsabary : “The conscious parent”. Really different and very thought provoking.
13. Darlene Sweetland : “Teaching kids to think”.
14. Robert Marzano : “The new art and science of teaching”
15. Catherine Weiss: “The Present Mother”
These are some of my favorites that, In my opinion, help to create a foundation for parenting. I don’t think there is “one” method that works - some things work for some kids, other for others, and the process constantly evolves.
What do you, guys, think? Did one certain method work for you or is it “bits and pieces” method like mine?
PS: what else would you add to this list?
PPS: a reader asked my thoughts on infidelity in marriage. I am not sure if this is a topic you would want raised. But I could be wrong. What do you think?