Best Parenting Books: Here are 11 Must Read Titles

The stress of parenting through a global pandemic may have you feeling inadequate or stuck. Luckily, these best parenting books empower, create inspiration, and guide you to form a better bond with your child — even if you have a teenager or an adult child. 

Best Parenting Books

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk (The How to Talk Series)

Each book contains simple but effective lessons about encouraging cooperation, building autonomy, and validating feelings. Moreover, the authors’ principles build the confidence you need to tackle sibling rivalry or mischievous behavior at the moment.

No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind

This book is beneficial if you feel stuck in a negative pattern of relating to your child. It uses techniques that encourage connection, loving touch, and validation to empower you to begin new ways of relating. 

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

The authors of “No-Drama Discipline” once again combine their parenting experience and knowledge of brain development in this easy-to-read book. They help you understand why your little one is having a meltdown over little things like wearing a swimsuit and offer strategies for dealing with tough behavior.  

Raising Good Humans: A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids

Rather than offering specific tips or strategies, Clark-Fields encourages us to change our underlying philosophies about parenting. A crucial part of this is looking at your childhood and healing any wounds still impacting you. 

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting

Having a harmonious and healthy home life without using punishments or imposed consequences feels like a pipe dream. This utopia is precisely what Dr. Laura Markham advocates for in her groundbreaking book. 

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