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Parenting isn’t exactly a walk in the park, especially if it’s your first child. Having the responsibility of raising a stable child is a huge task and realizing that every little thing impacts your children can be absolutely terrifying. However, with many positive parenting techniques and psychological books to help you understand how to best approach your children, the task of parenting can be a bit easier to deal with.
To help parents gain knowledge on raising healthy and happy children, here are the top parenting books all moms and dads should read:
The Whole-Brain Child
This parenting book is an excellent read as it helps explore how a child’s brain functions and matures. It gives insights into why young children do not act like adults and why they can sometimes behave the way they do.
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
This book provides a step-by-step guide to improve parents’ relationships with their offspring. The “Reminder” pages are a great tool to help improve every parent’s ability to talk and problem-solve with their children.
Peaceful Parents, Happy Siblings
This awesome book offers hands-on research-based advice on how to stop the rivalry between siblings and foster a loving and supporting bond instead. It also helps parents formulate deep connections with each child separately ensuring the strong bond and equal love for each child.
The Child, the Family, and the Outside World
In this book, a parent will be able to understand the emotional development from the strong presence of the father and mother, and the psychological difficulties encountered by infants and children in relation to food, crying, breastfeeding, learning difficulties, family conflicts and antisocial behavior.
Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
With too many choices and options evident in today’s world, this parenting book offers insights on how less leads to more when it comes to simplified parenting. This book addresses the effect of adopting a simplified parenting technique in order to help a child’s individuality flourish and help parents raise calm, happy children.
Dealing with the terrible-twos is an absolute nightmare. But to help you deal with your two-year-old and understand the changes that are occurring as well as what to expect, this book is a must-read.
All Joy and No Fun
Having children can completely transform a person’s life. In this parenting book, award-winning journalist, Jennifer Senior, tackles the different ways having a child reshapes a parent’s life. From marriage, jobs, habits, hobbies, friendships or even the internal sense of self, having a child can have a huge impact on every aspect of a parent’s life and this book will help them comprehend the changes.
Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters
This book suggests that fathers are the most important male figure in daughters’ lives and that they have so much more power than they know. This book provides guidance to fathers on raising their daughters and how much impact they have on their daughter’s lives.
Strong Mothers, Strong Sons
This book is targeted at mothers with sons of all ages to help provide solid and practical advice on how to properly nurture their sons.
How to Be the Parent you Always Wanted to Be
This easy-read guide addresses the struggles parents face on a daily basis and gives insightful tips on how parents can be the best possible version of themselves and help them become the best parent they can be.
Positive Discipline is a revolutionary book that challenges traditional parenting methods. Promoting parenting out of compassion and respect, this book shows different approaches on how best to motivate children and turn their poor behavior into good behavior.