Parenting is one of the toughest jobs in the world. Most of us didn’t have any training or classes before becoming parents.
But have no fear!
Here are 7 best parenting books every parent can benefit from.
Parenting from the Inside Out
by Daniel J. Siegel MD, Mary Hartzell
Here is another book by Siegel on how a deeper self-understanding can help us become better parents. Our childhood affects how we parent no matter how much we want to deny it. Even for those who have had a happy childhood, they may still have unresolved issues that prevent them from being the best parents they can be. These two books draw on findings in neuroscience and attachment researches to help parents make sense of their life stories. Age-appropriate strategies are given that not only helps parents deal with day-to-day struggles, but also demonstrates how “brain integration” can help children grow and thrive.
by Jane Nelsen
Positive Discipline A-Z
Positive discipline is a disciplinary principle based on mutual respect and positive guidance. It focuses on creating learning opportunities (for the future) instead of punishing mistakes (of the past). Nelsen wrote a series of books on this topic, each caters to a slightly different age group or audience, e.g. First Three Years, Preschoolers, Teenagers, Teacher’s Guide, Parenting Tool Cards, etc. My recommendation is to get either the original Positive Discipline, 1001 Solutions or both of these and they should cover all you need to know about Positive Discipline.