Best Parenting Books That All Parents Must Read

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From these best parenting books, you'll be able to know, Parenthood is possibly the best wish that a mother and father will hope to come true. But raising a toddler is not that easy. There are challenges and issues that must be taken care of while raising them effectively from the early weeks to the age of 5 or 6.

There is a survey that said one in six parents lose their temper with their kids every day. By reading these best parenting books, we'll learn how to discipline them, tame them, make a routine of their daily chores, control their behavior and moreover how to raise them with the best care and protection.

Parenting book for new parents: How to raise a toddler. A book you wish your parents read. Guide to raising 1-3 y.o boys
Author: Maynar, Lynda
Published at: 19/01/2022

Any family may benefit from having children. That doesn't mean parenting is simple; on the contrary, raising a kid to be kind, courteous, and sympathetic is a difficult undertaking. But with a little assistance, love, and luck, everything is possible. It covers three major elements of parenting a newborn boy. Trust, freedom, and equality. These three pillars will help you parent more easily and fluidly.

Your newborn boy needs trust from you to develop and learn in a healthy setting. Your child's trust should be unshakeable. That means you should trust your kid to accomplish what he feels he can do, and seek assistance when he can't.

The other pillars are described in the book thoroughly. But also from this book you will learn:

  • How to raise kids?
  • How to make kids trust you?
  • How to teach a kid to be tolerant?
  • How to deal with temper tantrums?

Raising Good Humans: A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids
Author: Clarke-Fields MSAE, Hunter
Published at: 01/12/2019
ISBN: 1684033888

This is one of the best parenting books. As a mother and parental mental health clinician, I highly value growth and thus spend great amounts of time reading parenting materials. Most are good, and generally helpful, however Raising Good Humans was extraordinary! What I love most about Hunter's approach is that she introduces readers to the oh so important biochemistry of the brain under stress while offering a compassionate framework to guide parents through specific exercises to retrain our brains. Of all the parenting books on my nightstand at home and desk in my counseling office, Raising Good Humans has already become a quick favorite. I will be sharing this book with every parent or parent to be! 

How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Calmer, Happier Parent
Author: Naumburg, Carla
Published at: 20/08/2019
ISBN: 1523505427

This book is so, so good and helpful, like really helpul. Parenting can be so much harder than you expected it to be, and there is so much stress that comes with it. And this compassionate, totally non-judgmental guide is what every parent in the thick of it needs. What's kind of amazing is that it is both really helpful for parents who are managing everyday stresses and minor meltdowns with their kids but also, I imagine, for parents who face real challenges with their tempers, maybe because they had parents who lost it with them.

Her open-minded acceptance of how we can all lose our shit along with her totally doable plan to do less of it I think can really help any parent, wherever they fall on the spectrum of losing their temper. At the very least, you will come away learning how to better handle your stress. And at the very most, perhaps this could help a parent who really is struggling with a toxic temper to feel supported enough to make a change. On top of all that, it's just so easy and enjoyable to read. It's short. The author is funny and relatable, and you just kind of gobble it up. 

Boy Mom: What Your Son Needs Most from You
Author: Swanson, Monica
Published at: 06/08/2019

This book is meaty! Monica has really worked hard to answer a lot of the typical Boy Mom questions plus some that you may not have thought of already. She lays it all out there in practical ways that make it easy to read and implement. She discuses topics that range from discipline (consistency, trust and respect) to Spiritual, Physical, and Mental health...all ages are covered in one book. The message of love is woven throughout as she also describes how their family walks by faith together, trusting God as the guidance for all they do. I love how she encourages moms to be intentional in parenting and gives us practical examples to try with our own kids. There are helpful resources at the end of the chapters including a read-aloud list and dinner conversation starters. She doesn't shy away from hard topics such as bullying and love/dating/sex, presenting these with real and inspired examples and advice. Just know, you will love this book and will come away a better mom. My favorite quote "...her love will be like a strong anchor providing security and stability..." That's my hope for my boys, that God will be first in their life, and that they will always feel loved and secure.

Praying the Scriptures for Your Children 20th Anniversary Edition: Discover How to Pray God's Purpose for Their Lives
Author: Berndt, Jodie
Published at: 20/10/2020
ISBN: 0310361524

I’ve really enjoyed reading this book. It’s full of wonderful examples of turning the promises of God found throughout the scriptures into prayers for your children. It’s helped me grown in the way that I pray for my little one. If you feel like you’re in a rut with your prayers for your children or you don’t know what to pray I definitely recommend this book. I also HIGHLY recommend the book, “Praying through the Bible for your Kids” by Nancy Guthrie. It’s a short and sweet daily devotional that will have you reading, studying and praying the Bible for your children in the most wonderful way.

Parenting: Positive Parenting - Stop Yelling And Love Me More, Please Mom. Positive Parenting Is Easier Than You Think (Happy Mom)
Author: Smith, Jennifer N.
Published at: 03/04/2016
ISBN: 1530676657

We can not raise a happy child if we are constantly screaming threats at them. No parent sets out to hurt their child, but this type of parenting does just that. To raise a happy child that wants to behave, you need to retrain yourself first. You need to change the way you think and react to their behavior. You need to understand your triggers and heal yourself. Only then you can begin to heal your relationship with your children. Making the decision to be a positive parent will benefit your whole family. You will find that your children want to behave and follow your rules. You will be less stressed out by the end of the day. Your house will not feel like a battle zone. Instead, you can create a home full of peace and love for the whole family.

This book will show you why strict and permissive parenting do not work. You will learn just how easy it is to embrace a positive parenting style. While learning how to be a positive parent, you will not only heal the relationship with your children but heal yourself along the way.

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents
Author: Gibson, Lindsay
Published at: 20/09/2021
ISBN: 1648370357

If you grew up with an emotionally immature, unavailable, or selfish parent, you may have lingering feelings of anger, loneliness, betrayal, or abandonment. You may recall your childhood as a time when your emotional needs were not met, when your feelings were dismissed, or when you took on adult levels of responsibility in an effort to compensate for your parent's behavior. These wounds can be healed, and you can move forward in your life.

In this breakthrough book, clinical psychologist Lindsay Gibson exposes the destructive nature of parents who are emotionally immature or unavailable. You will see how these parents create a sense of neglect, and discover ways to heal from the pain and confusion caused by your childhood. By freeing yourself from your parents' emotional immaturity, you can recover your true nature, control how you react to them, and avoid disappointment. Finally, you'll learn how to create positive, new relationships so you can build a better life.

Parenting Outside the Lines: Forget the Rules, Tap into Your Wisdom, and Connect with Your Child
Author: Leahy, Meghan
Published at: 04/08/2020
ISBN: 0525541217

Ever feel overwhelmed by the stress and perfectionism of our over parenting culture--and at the same time, still look for solutions to ease the struggles of everyday family life? Parenting coach and Washington Post columnist Meghan Leahy feels your pain. Like her clients and readers, she grew weary of the endless "should" of modern parenting--along with the simplistic rules and advice that often hurt more than help. Filled with insights based on child development and hard-won lessons in the trenches, this honest guide presents a new approach, offering permission to practice imperfect parenting with a strong dose of common sense, empathy, and laughter.

You'll gain perspective on trusting your gut, picking your battles, and when to question what's "normal" (as opposed to what works best for your child). Forget impossible standards and dogma, and serving organic salmon to four-year-olds. Forget helicopters, tiger moms, and being "mindful" in the middle of a meltdown (your child's or your own). Instead, discover relatable insights for staying connected to your child and true to the parent you want to be (and already are).

How to Build Your Baby's Brain: A Parent's Guide to Using New Gene Science to Raise a Smart, Secure, and Successful Child
Author: Gross, Gail
Published at: 03/09/2019
ISBN: 1510739203

The truth is, nature and nurture are in a delicate dance--if one goes too fast, the other one falls. Science tells us that early childhood experiences have the capacity to structure and alter the brain. That means you didn't just supply your child's DNA--you're still shaping it. And it's only by wielding this power that your child will activate their full potential. You are truly a gene therapist; manipulating and guiding your child's genetic makeup based on the experiences you create for them. Contrary to what modern parenting trends have told us, parenting is much simpler than we dared to imagine. Great parenting comes down to one mission: to be prepped and present for the windows of your child's development so that you can take full advantage of them and help your child become a smart, successful, self-sufficient adult. It doesn't require formal training or a fancy degree--all it takes is getting involved. Once parents learn how to flip the right gene "switches," they can expand the limits of their child's potential and lay the emotional and intellectual groundwork that allows them to seize opportunities for success fearlessly, naturally, and enthusiastically.

Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive
Author: Neff, Dr. Kristin
Published at: 15/06/2021
ISBN: 006299106X

Your book and message is SO powerful, Kristin! You are helping so many people. Your work bringing to light the incredible value of self compassion has had one of the biggest impacts on my life. Learning that it’s not self indulgent to be compassionate with ourselves and that doing so helps us heal, which helps us enjoy life more is truly transformational. 

I read this book when vacationing with my two young adult daughters, and I can't tell you how many times I stopped reading and said "You have to hear this..." The message is courageous and powerful - conveying that it's totally okay - and encouraged - to embrace and celebrate all aspects of ourselves. Your anger and fear shouldn't be shunned, but brought to the fore, because it exists for a reason - a healthy and wholesome reason. 

Serenade for My Baby - Love: Rhyming, positive love affirmations picture book for your children and to heal your own inner child to become the conscious parent your child and you need to thrive.
Author: Arzu Tunca
Published at: 20/11/2018

This book highly recommended to the ones who are going to be parents soon and who have already been parents. It is like a bedtime storybook for all the children. Adorable illustrations with rhyme and pictures are what make this book absolutely amazing.

This book will bring the inner child out of you and will help you to make an unbreakable bond of pure love with your baby. Almost for all the babies, between the age of 0-5 is the best time for brain development. This book has awesome rhymes and words that will help your babies to connect with the new world they are living in.

It will also help you with the method of encouraging your babies to build up their intelligence, language skills, and vocabulary. Establish a deep bonding with your child with this amazing book. 

The Baby Book, Revised Edition: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two (Sears Parenting Library)
Author: William Sears,Martha Sears,Robert Sears,James Sears
Published at: 08/01/2013
ISBN: 0316198269

The Baby Book is the best selling book that covers everything you need to know about your baby from birth to age two. Written by a brilliant bunch of medical professionals this book is considered as a Baby Bible.

With up to date information and proven medical research on everything about parenthood and toddler-hood, this book is all you need for infant development. This book has huge insights into a vast number of topics to taken care of for a newly born baby.

This is a fantastic book for all new parents. This book will teach you the basics and step by step it will go beyond. It will help you to set your milestones and help you to learn more about the benefits of attachment parenting.

This book has recent information on all topics including sleeping, feeding, baby-wearing and wonderful chart and in-depth lessons on kid's development.

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