97 Best Parenting Books To Boost Up Your Parenting Skills

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Is there any given procedure to right parenting? When the pregnancy test turns out positive— you are more likely to experience mixed feelings when it’s your first child.

With too much information and pieces of advice from your parents, friends, relatives, and the internet, the whole issue of parenting can get more confusing. So, what to do?

That’s your main reason you are on this page to have a few insights from best-selling authors on parenting. Read your best choice and decide what works for you and enjoy your parenting journey.

1. Rich dad poor dad by Robert Kiyosaki

This book is an indispensable book for parents as well as growing up kids. As a parent, you will need to raise kids who can make the best choices about finances and investments at a tender age— to help them become better investors as they transition into adulthood.

The book talks about people getting too comfortable being employed to just pay bills without having much left for saving. It emphasizes more on becoming your own boss and creating employment for others. This way, you are able to accrue enough residue income that can be invested in mega projects like real estate.

2. The whole brain child by Daniel J. Siegel

Children prone to throwing tantrums and seem not to want to respond to anything can cause you to have a negative perspective on parenting. So do children purpose to make your life challenging as a parent? Not- only that these child’s brain is developing and in most cases wish to be the ones calling the shots.

Having been written and compiled by two amazing individuals— neuropsychiatric Daniel Siegel and an expert in parenting Tina Bryson, the content in this book are worth the read to understand how to bring up your child without feeling the hassle.

The book explains how your child’s brain develops and brings to your understanding why your kids can’t behave like adults or as you expect them to. It offers 12 revolutionary strategies— that will help you understand your child’s development at different stages, how to deal with them in their emotional turmoil, and build a strong relationship with your child.

3. Oh! Crap Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right by Jamie Glowacki

Potty training can be challenging as your child transition from using diapers to using the potty. The resistance is normal, as the change does not come easily. The book offers potty training blocks that will help you take your child through the process of adjusting to using the potty on their own without having to involve you as they grow up.

The book is an eye-opener for the parent as it helps you offer guidance to your toddler in all levels of awareness as they move from being in diapers to starting the use of the potty. The book offers six blocks to practice with your toddler before they can be entirely comfortable using the potty without forcing. Jamie explains the importance of not rushing your toddler through the six blocks during potty training, but takes enough time to train for each block mind that children are different and should not expect similar outcomes for all your children. The book covers;

  • How to avoid bribing your toddler to use the potty
  • How to handle daycare
  • Handling nighttime’s
  • Handling naps
  • You tried potty training before but never worked
  • Handling pooping struggles.
Oh! Crap Potty Training
  • Jamie Glowacki, potty training expert, Pied Piper of Poop, and author of the popular guide, Oh Crap. Potty Training: Shares his proven 6-step plan to help you potty train your preschooler quickly and successfully.
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  • Glowacki, Jamie (Author)

4. What to expect first year by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel, Arlene Eisenburg, Sandee Hathaway, Mark D. Widome (contributor)

New parents are always excited to welcome their new bundle of joy into the family. But the sad news is that these babies don’t come with an instructional manual on how to handle the baby—especially to first-time parents. This book comes in handy with what to expect every month and the best way to handle the baby as they grow to celebrate their first year birthday.

The book has helpful tips on baby handling, baby’s meal plans (from early weaning to solid foods), vitamin supplements, sleep training, potty training, breastfeeding from the start moving forward, baby safety, tips on best baby furniture, the impact of gadgets such as phones, TV’s and computers on children.

What to expect first year
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Hardcover Book
  • Murkoff, Heidi (Author)

5. No Drama Discipline by Daniel J. Siegel

Child development involves quite a lot of changes and may be very different for each child. As a parent, you will need to understand your child in their growth journey. And this journey will not be smooth— tantrums, emotions, cries, and the likes will be part and parcel of their journey. It can be overwhelming in dealing with such; hence this book is very rich in helpful content to manage all the situations in your child’s growth.

Daniel J. Siegel cannot emphasize enough in this book the possibility of having discipline without having to shout, having to fight, having to cause a scene. He assures parents that the D-word doesn’t have to be all scary to the young ones. HOW? Find out more in this book.

6. How To Talk So Little Kids Will Listen by Joanna Faber & Julie King

As a parent, you ought to first seek to understand your child, then your child will understand you. The authors have compiled different experiences from parents, teachers, and pediatricians as well as their own to help you develop the best listening skills so that your kids can talk and how best you can talk and have tour kids listen. Effective communication between you and your kid is the only best way of solving issues as they grow up.

Communication is power in itself and as a parent, if you can master the art of communication, you will be able to change the behavior of your child effortlessly. This book addresses key strategies for effective communication when dealing with kids aged between 2-7 years. This is the age that parents witness too much resistance from kids.

From not willing to eat those veggies, not wanting to brush their teeth as instructed to even being hysterical at times. This book comes with very essential guidelines on how to handle different scenarios in your child’s growth journey. It’s among the best-selling parental books across the globe.

How To Talk So Little Kids
  • Faber, Joanna (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 432 Pages - 01/10/2017 (Publication Date) - Scribner (Publisher)

7. Anger Management For Kids by Samantha Snowden

Not only do kids, even adults get angered, but there is also no best way possibly known to man to express anger—and if there is, very few individuals are able to express anger without causing scenes. Just like joy, happiness, sadness, anger to is an emotion that becomes challenging to express in a good way without causing panic.

This book comprises 50 playful exercises to help every parent manage emotions and be able to handle kids who are emotionally drained. It offers different styles of managing anger such as feel-good habits, assorted exercises to manage anger, and identifying and working on anger in a nice way. When as a parent you are able to manage your own anger, it becomes easier to help your young ones do the same. Hence this workbook will help your family immensely in anger management.

8. The Montessori Toddler by Simone Davies

This workbook tries to create a Montessori environment for every home— without having been to a Montessori school. By the time you are through reading this book, you will be a more attentive, mindful, and easy-going mom or dad to your kids. Montessori views children as who are — always eager and curious to learn and discover new things. They are explorers hence require an easy-going parent to nurture them throughout their development phases.

This amazing book gives five principles that will help you feed your toddler curiosity in the right manner — the cultivation of daily routines such as brushing their teeth, dealing with other kids and siblings, and early potty training. All these can be done with ease only when you as a parent are able to apply the highlighted principles in this book.

9. Baby Signs Language Made Easy by Lane Rebelo

This book is suitable for toddlers between the ages of 0-3. Communication is important in all stages of a baby, and this is where sign language plays a vital role in communication with your child who cannot utter words. The challenge is how can you develop the skills in the baby to enable them to express themselves by the use of these signs.

This book comes with 101 useful and easy signs that are teachable to your toddler. These signs will enable your toddler to ask for whatever they want—may it be milk, water, sleep or express their feelings at that particular moment. As a parent, you will be able to respond promptly without having the baby feel agitated. The earlier you start teaching your toddler sign language, the better for both of you.

Baby Signs Language Made Easy
  • Rebelo, Lane (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 168 Pages - 06/12/2018 (Publication Date) - Callisto (Publisher)

10. The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene

You could be asking who is this explosive child—well, an explosive child according to Ross W. Greene is one who has a pattern in responding to situations by either shouting, crying, biting, screaming, or even fighting. And no matter how much effort you put to try to contain the child— you most likely fail miserably. If you are that parent, this book is for you and will help you learn your toddler and the best way you can calm them whenever they develop intractable behaviors.

Dr. Ross notes that a parent never fails to understand these kids, neither is it child’s fault to behave in such a manner rather their lack of crucial communication skills to express their emotions and their need for their parent’s assistance.

Based on the research in the neurosciences, Dr. Ross has documented a new conceptual framework that will help every parent understand their kids and how best to manage situations without rewarding or punishing the kid.

11. The Defiant Child–A Parents Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder by Douglas A. Riley

What is your understanding of Oppositional Defiant Disorder? According to the author, it’s considered as the behavior of irritability, frequent anger, endless arguments, or persistent patterns of defiance by young ones to those older. A well-mannered child can sound difficult or even challenging due to this disorder.

When faced with such a challenge with your child, you should not struggle to try to manage them by yourself—that’s why Dr. Douglas has compiled this workbook as a guideline to the effective management of ODD right at home. Going through this book, you will be able to identify the onset of ODD signs, child’s attitude, and be able to counter-attack the situation before escalation.

The Defiant Child
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Riley, Douglas A. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

12. Raising Human Beings by Ross W. Greene

It is very common for a parent to want to entirely feel like the only one calling the shots in your kid’s life—not in a bad way, but for the fact that you want the best for your kids. On the other hand, your kids have their tastes, preferences, life goals, personality traits, beliefs, and values that could be so different from what you may want to instill into their lives. You will need to strike a balance between what your kids prefer and what you want so that you both live in harmony and strengthen your relationship.

Dr. Ross brings out so clearly in this book that it is possible to bring up your child in the best way possible without imposing punishment or some rewards and have your conflict solving to purely dialogue. Having done other books such as lost at School, The explosive Child, How to talk so kids listen; he is so rich in knowledge on best practices in parenting.

13. 1-2-3 Magic Effective Discipline for Children by Thomas W. Phelan

Most parents if not all across the globe have used the 1, 2, 3 counting magic to discipline their kids—May it be toddlers, pre-school kids, and school-aged kids. Many parents have given positive reviews on how magical this book is that turned their home into a happy place.

The book demonstrates how best you can discipline your child without having chaos. Instilling discipline peacefully is not so easy—it’s a skill that needs to be mastered by a parent.

The skills you acquire from reading this book will help you peacefully correcting your child without having to shout or yell. The book will offer guidelines on;

  • how to handle sibling rivalry
  • unruly child
  • get your child to listen to you and take instructions
  • dealing with defiant children.
1-2-3 Magic Effective Discipline for Children
  • Phelan PhD, Thomas (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 320 Pages - 02/02/2016 (Publication Date) - Sourcebooks (Publisher)

14. Parenting With Love and Logic by Foster Cline

This book will teach you how to effectively train your child to take up responsibilities without being pushed. By so doing — you will create an environment that is comfortable for your kids to learn and implement what they learned and apply them to their real-life scenarios.

The lessons from this book will prepare your child for the world that calls for maturity with many responsibilities. Having been an adult with experience with the harshness of this world, you might shiver at the thought of your unprepared kid hence important to have your child mentally, physically, and emotionally prepared to face the challenges of life.

According to the author, responsibilities like any other skill set ought to be learned by your children—this is only possible through day-to-day practice by your guidance. By the time you are done with your toddlers after implementing what this book suggests, you will end up with a more self-motivated, confident, and fearless grown up who’s ready to tackle the issues of life bravely.

15. Simple and Safe Baby-led Weaning by Malina Malkani

When introducing your little one to solid foods, you will need to know a few things on how best to choose the solid foods and the key steps to get them started. This book will take you through all the safety steps you need to master to ensure your baby is safe and enjoying while at it.

The book will advise you on the best meals—balanced kind of solid foods to meet your baby’s growth requirement at the same time educate you on various allergies associated with particular foods, how to identify such allergies and how to manage them.

16. Just Between us Mother and Daughter by Meredith Jacobs

Have you thought of what becomes of your baby girl when she hits her teens transitioning to adulthood? Well, it is very normal to keep thinking of her future as an amazing young woman. This incredible mother-daughter journal is a surefire hit for both you and your girl where you get to record events and dad to day challenges as a young lady. Your girl will have enough space to record her list of friends, school experiences, her new crushes, and her life experience while growing up. What other way of creating memories with your soon to be grown-up daughter if not by the use of this journal?

Just Between us Mother and Daughter
  • What your mom thought the moment you were born?|Where your daughter would go if she could go anywhere in the universe?
  • Jacobs, Meredith (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

17. Becoming Baby-Wise by Robert Buckman

Baby-wise manual has been translated into 20 languages, making it possible to reach over six million parents globally. Dr. Robert along-side his co-author Garry has compiled all you need to know for you to become baby-wise—to instruct you on the key steps to bringing up your toddler to a full grown-up adult.

The manual documents ways you can train your toddler sleeping patterns that will create a blissful home for all and sundry. Patterns such as;

  • feeding times
  • sleep times
  • waking uptime

With these strategies, you do not have to feel overwhelmed when the baby cannot sleep or feed. When the toddler has mastered their sleeping patterns, your life becomes easy.

Becoming Baby-Wise
  • #1 Bestselling Book on Infant Sleep
  • Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep
  • On Becoming Babywise is more than an infant-management concept. It is a mindset for successful parenthood.

18. The Happiest Baby on The Block by Harvey Karp

The toughest moment for a parent is when your baby won’t stop crying, which puts you under too much pressure trying to figure out what could be wrong with your toddler. In as much as crying is the only communication method for toddlers, it can get you annoyed and in most cases, you might end up losing your cool.

In the beginning, it can be a bit difficult getting to know what the baby wants until you master them keenly. With the help of this manual, you will quicken your skills to understand your baby and what to do to minimize their cries. Babies cry for various reasons, and as a parent, you are expected to identify the cause and act promptly.

Dr. Harvey offers workable techniques to help you work around your baby’s cry that will soothe them and eventually make them sleep more.

19. No Bad Kids Toddler Discipline Without Shame by Janet Lansbury

With her twenty years of hands-on experience dealing with kids as an RIE teacher, Janet offers great insights on child development and best upbringing without much struggle. This book is an indispensable tool for you as a parent covering topics such as tantrums, punishment, hitting, and boundaries among other helpful topics.

No Bad Kids Toddler Discipline Without Shame
  • Lansbury, Janet (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 162 Pages - 09/18/2014 (Publication Date) - CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Publisher)

20. The Five Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman

You have successfully passed all the stages of your baby since they were one day old to what they are now—teens. What next? Do you need to keep on following up and instilling values still? Yes—you don’t stop being a parent when your baby outgrows diapers, no longer seeks your attention, no longer clingy—you still are a parent even when they are grown-up adults. This is to say your mentorship and guidance continues. It is an ongoing project.

This book will immensely help you in the journey dealing with your teens. This is a stage where your baby is getting into puberty, where physical and mental development occurs. Teenagers may try to understand the new changes happening in their bodies hence require a parent who is knowledgeable on handling teenage issues. Transitioning from childhood to adulthood can be overwhelming to some kids, and you could start to witness very funny or awkward behaviors they did not possess. At this point, you will need to have practical tips to help you manage your kid so that they feel loved and cared for as they adapt to changes happening in their bodies. This book comes outlines such practical tips to get you going.

The Five Love Languages of Teenagers
  • Chapman, Gary (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 304 Pages - 05/01/2016 (Publication Date) - Northfield Publishing (Publisher)

21. A step-by-step Plan for Baby Sleep Success by Zuzzy Giordano

A baby that has a planned sleeping pattern is way easier to manage than one who doesn’t. Training your child when they should sleep, feeding time, bathing time will make create a lot of peace for you, the child, and everyone else at home.

This book has documented effective techniques to implement while training your baby to have specific hours of sleep during the day and also at night—making it possible for everyone to sleep enough hours during the night. A sleeping pattern of three hours during the day and 12 hours at night for baby’s up to 18 months is recommended by Suzy Giordano who is well known as “Baby’s Coach” for her practical steps to guide you and help enjoy a peaceful night.

22. What to Expect When You are Expecting by Heidi Murkoff

Parenting begins when you first fall pregnant. It is the initial stage of caring for your little one while they are still in your womb. This book cannot emphasize enough the best practices when caring for your unborn baby.

As much as each pregnancy has its own experiences, you will need to know what to do when you feel what. This book will equip you with nuggets to help you walk the journey stress-free. It tackles issues to do with pregnancy and sex, pregnancy and working out, pregnancy and your job, what to expect during labor.

What to Expect When You are Expecting
  • A completely revised and updated edition of America’s pregnancy bible, the longest-running New York Times bestseller ever.
  • With 18.5 million copies in print, What to Expect When You’re Expecting is read by 93% of women who read a pregnancy book and was named one of the “Most Influential Books of the Last 25 Years” by USA Today.
  • This cover-to-cover (including the cover!) new edition is filled with must-have information, advice, insight, and tips for a new generation of moms and dads.

23. Healthy Sleeping Habits, Happy Child 4th Edition by Marc Weissbluth

Dr. Marc has remarkable approaches outlined in this book to help you overcome or prevent a child’s sleep problems, which is a very common issue for toddlers. He explains the importance of ensuring your child has mastered a sleeping pattern that is beneficial for both you and the child.

The updated fourth edition has helpful information explains;

  • mistakes you might make trying to make your toddler sleep
  • shows how different temperaments require different sleep approaches
  • early sleep later problems
  • how to get your toddler sleep naturally
  • You need this book as much as you need that nice sleep at night.

24. Teach Your Child to Read in 20 Easy Lessons 2nd Edition by Michael Levin

You wish to start homeschooling your child, but not sure how to go about it? Michael Levin has done amazing work coming up with 20 steps to teaching your kid right from the comfort of your house. The teaching mostly uses phonics and recognition of key-words.

Your next question could be how do you go about the teaching process? This book has 20 lessons with a description of how to administer each lesson. Ideally, the lessons should only last for 15 minutes per day.

The book explains how long, or how fast, you ought to move with your kid. It also notes that you should not move to the next lesson when the child has not grasped well the previous lesson. All this guidance is available in this indispensable book. Grab your copy and offer your child some teaching right at home.

Teach Your Child to Read in 20 Easy Lessons
  • Levin MD, Michael (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 448 Pages - 04/01/2002 (Publication Date) - Mountcastle Company (Publisher)

25. The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting by Brene Brown

It is surprising when society expects a parent to be a perfect human being when bringing up children. Whenever you fail to meet societal expectations, you will be marked as an imperfect parent. Society will make you believe being imperfect as a parent is synonymous with being inadequate. This book is here to demystify this notion and encourage you to bring up your child the best way you know how to be authentic children very different from what society expects them to be.

Her twelve years’ experience on parental guidance — Dr. Brene has put together twelve guideposts for parents. Implementing highlighted strategies into your parenting journey allows each individual to be real and honest as they learn and grow to be better versions of themselves. The ability to embrace imperfection as a parent will enable you to teach your child to be courageous enough to be who they feel they ought to be, loving others as they are without trying to please people.

26. The Shit No One Tells you by Dawn Dais

This amazing book is a combination of experiences from real dads and moms who are not scared to share with you the journey to parenthood—they are not afraid to tell it like it is. Dawn, a mother of two, has made it more possible for you to get the real experience of your first-year motherhood journey. Something no one will tell you openly as most fear you might end up abandoning the baby right at the hospital due to the fear of real experiences that might scare you.

The beauty of this book, it tells you the truth of the many sleepless nights you might have to endure and the many days you might have to cry more than your baby but—offer you real-time tips to overcome all the parenting challenges especially for first-time moms.

27. Mother and Son: Our Back and Forth Journal by Paula Spencer Scott

With today’s technological advancement, children have been reduced to interacting on social platforms or glued on the screen, which is not so healthy for their growth. As a parent, you will need more time spent together with your growing up son and get to know each other better.

This journal has been designed to help you and your son create some “you” time to know each other’s; interest

  • hobbies
  • strengths
  • weaknesses

Your son is growing up so fast and will soon be leaving your watch — to probably further their education, marry or just move out to go pursue their career far away from you.

This is the best time to create memories for both of you that will last a lifetime. This is a must-have journal that is designed in such a way that all your writings are well preserved for many years. Who knows, by engaging your son into writing might make him the best sought after author in the years to come? Think about it.

Mother and Son
  • Hardcover Book
  • Scott, Paula Spencer (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

28. The Babys Owner Manual by Louis Borgenicht

By now for sure you have too much experience almost on anything that exists—the internet has made the world a global village where accessing information is in a heartbeat. Sadly, with all the access we have to information there is nothing beats real life experience of a journey, especially parenting. This can only be told by those who were there before you.

That is why Dr. Louis, in collaboration with his son Joe, put together their individual experiences as parents to enlighten you on what to expect in this journey. This book covers issues such as, when to know the baby needs to visit the doctor, how best are babies swaddled, when and how to make the baby fall asleep among other many real time issues to make your parenting journey more enjoyable. The most frequently asked questions are well documented with answers to meet your most pressing need as a parent. This is a must have a manual for all parents.

29. Baby-Led Feeding by Jenna Helwig

They say food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food. Sadly, there is no magic bullet to a healthy life other than eating right, eating a healthy meal according to Morgan Spurlock. Adults and toddlers alike require eating a balanced diet that will offer the body the maximum nutrients needed for its optimum functioning.

The manual book has more than 100 ideas and recipes that have been approved by a qualified and registered dietician, thus very safe to use in preparing your meals for the baby and the entire family. The manual comprises the most frequently asked questions to get you started. You do not have to stick to giving your child purees—with the help of this manual you can now introduce solid foods that are nutritious and balanced for your baby’s growth.

Baby-Led Feeding
  • Helwig, Jenna (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 224 Pages - 06/06/2023 (Publication Date) - Harvest (Publisher)

30. The Self-Driven Child- The Scenario and Sense of Giving Your Kids by William Stixrud and Ned Johnson

Everyone needs the feeling of being in control of their own choices and their life, and so do kids want to feel. As a parent, you sometimes do the opposite involuntarily thinking that you are protecting your children, yet they are hurting from inside due to the immense control as they grow up.

Dr. William and Ned realized that even the best-performing students suffered from inside — as a result of too much stress, they ended up losing it. From their experience with kids, they suggest giving your kid time to make their own choices would influence them positively as they grow up knowing that choices have consequences and should act without showing any traces of cowardice syndrome.

This book acts as a guideline for parents, showing them how far is too far when it comes to the power struggle in the family between those in authority and the kids. The book doesn’t suggest to entirely forgot your roles and authority as a parent—no. What you are advised to do is give your kids that “my choice” feeling— to give them room to improve on themselves without relying on your decisions on matters concerning their lives. May it is choices on when to do their homework, the kind of friends to have, what to eat or dress—leave it to them to plan themselves and you will witness them grow up as responsible young adults.

The Self-Driven Child
  • Stixrud PhD, William (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 384 Pages - 02/12/2019 (Publication Date) - Penguin Life (Publisher)

31. The womanly art of Breastfeeding by Diane Wiessinger

There is no better way of bringing up a healthy and happy child than through breastfeeding your child. As a first-time mom, you must be asking so many questions on how best do I hold the baby while breastfeeding, how long is too long for the baby to depend on breast milk, how do you cope with work and breastfeeding times—such and many other frequently asked questions are captured in this manual.

The book also covers issues to deal with C-section and breastfeeding, handling more than one baby, handling special-needs infants, balancing job and breastfeeding, expressing breast milk and safe storage among postpartum depression, weight gain, and medication.

32. The Expectant Father by Armin A. Brott

When a couple is expecting the arrival of their child, too much expectation is placed on the woman compared to the father. The book, therefore, demonstrates the importance of being involved as a father.

You will need to understand what is expected to change in the life of your wife to appreciate the milestones together. This book will take you through the month-to-month occurrences in the pregnancy journey. You will be able to understand your partner better, get to know what is going on with the baby step by step, what to expect during labor, and how to prepare for the baby’s arrival.

33. Baby 411 by Ari Brown Denise Fields

Baby 411 is your- to-go-for reference manual for all first-time parents. You could be asking what is this baby 411—well, to find out more details on this book is just by owning one. Why? Because this book is a compilation of vital information given by parents who got the first-hand experience and would wish you don’t have to make some parenting mistakes.

This book will guide you perfectly through its FAQs on almost all topics on babies. From breastfeeding, introduction to solid foods, training sleeping patterns, selecting the best pediatrician, what to do to a fussy baby, the best nutrition for babies, understand your baby’s development—is it normal development or you will need special care for the baby. This book comes with all this information to position you as the best parent to your toddler.

Baby 411
  • Brown, Dr. Ari (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 632 Pages - 09/24/2019 (Publication Date) - Windsor Peak Press (Publisher)

34. Caring For Your Baby and Young Child by Tanya Altmann

This book takes you through child care from the time you give birth to when they are age 5. This age is the most critical for instilling the right values, behaviors, and boosting their self-esteem that will empower them as they grow up.

Among the issues tackled include childbirth, breastfeeding, introduction to solid foods, toilet training, sleeping pattern, identifying when the child requires the attention of a pediatrician, safety, and first aid among other tips to help you care for your child without too much hassle.

Caring For Your Baby and Young
  • American Academy Of Pediatrics (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 960 Pages - 09/24/2019 (Publication Date) - Bantam (Publisher)

35. Be Prepared by Gary Greenberg

The author of this book had the interest of dads at heart when he was compiling important tips on how to be a great dad to your child—and still enjoy your activities while at it. This book demonstrates with illustrations some fixes that could help you achieve your goal of meeting and exceeding your child’s expectations.

You love outdoor sports and wouldn’t wish to miss a match because you are on duty to help with a kid? This book has great tips on how you can change your baby’s diaper in a packed stadium like a pro as you enjoy that game. That sounds great, right?

Gary has ensured that by the time you are done reading this guide, you are such a creative dad who can even construct a diaper from a towel just in case they are out of stock—that’s how comical this guide can be. It’s not a mind-numbing theory kind of read, but one filled with humor and illustrations to follow through, making everything a lot easier for you.

Be Prepared
  • Brosgol, Vera (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 256 Pages - 04/24/2018 (Publication Date) - First Second (Publisher)

36. Lost at school by Ross W. Greene

This acclaimed book is rich with vital strategies to help parents and educators best deal with kids who are perceived to be ill-mannered. Often kids are always punished or treated as though they cannot change their said ill -behaviors without using force or punitive actions. This kind of punishment causes more harm to kids, as they tend to be more resistant — affecting their learning. Best performing kinds could turn for the worst.

Dr. Ross notes that school discipline is broken and if the correct interventions are not applied, school-going children might not be able to respond well to the kind of discipline given at school. Children respond better to a dialogue where they are listened to and understood as corrective measures compared to punishment.

So is true at home where parents get to a point of a power struggle with their kids. This guide is dedicated to both parents and educators to find the best way to instill discipline to kids without losing their cool. This guide will help you identify where the problem is, how best to intervene and help the challenging kid as well as reduce the chances of similar occurrences.

37. Baby Bargains by Denise Fields

The moment that pregnancy test comes out positive, the parents-to-be starting to plan on what is needed for the arrival of the baby. From baby’s wear, feeders, furniture, toys, strollers, car seats, the best diaper brand, and more.

This guide has all laid out for you to have an attainable budget for your new bundle of joy. With proper planning, it doesn’t have to be all costly. This guide has detailed charts of various items and brands that you might have to consider helping your parenting easier and enjoyable.

Baby Bargains
  • Fields, Denise (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 256 Pages - 06/15/2019 (Publication Date) - Windsor Peak Press (Publisher)

38. Rich Kid Smart Kid by Robert Kiyosaki

This book is for parents who are education/academic-oriented and wish to transfer the same to their kids. It teaches more on finances—and you could be wondering why to teach finances to young kids who are not yet into any profession. Your worry is valid, but don’t you think what you train your kids at their tender age is what they will apply when they are all grown? Well, I bet you agree with Robert.

The education systems that you will take your kids through do not offer all lessons that are quite important for personal growth. Hence these calls for your effort as a parent to teach and train your kids on the best financial management, just like Robert got to learn from his rich dad.

39. Nonfiction Sight Word Readers Parent Pack Level A by Liza Charlesworth

The book has 25 sight words that will make your kid enjoy learning. It has small activities to do with your kid, which influences they’re learning to stick. These words are; I, in, at he, his, you, have, it, to, was, they, a, and, from, for, that, is, this, on, are, with, be, the.

Nonfiction Sight Word Readers Parent Pack
  • Continue learning fun at home with these guided reading books. Each full-color, 8-page book is filled with key sight words from the Fry list, which help build fundamental reading skills in young children.
  • Parents can work with children to help them learn key sight words from the Fry list.
  • 25 full-color, 8-page books build fundamental reading skills for young students.

40. The Vaccine Book by Robert Sears

Before babies are all grown, they have several vaccines to undertake, and as a parent, you do not want to be ignorant to know what these vaccines are, their ingredients, the diseases they ought to prevent or manage, the kind of side effects associated to them.

This book offers well researched yet impartial information beneficial to parents for a better understanding of vaccines their babies must-have. Dr. Robert has devoted each chapter to a vaccine, the disease it’s meant to prevent, the magnitude of harm the disease can cause, the ingredients, and common side effects —making it very easy read for parents.

The Vaccine Book
  • Sears MD, Robert W. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 352 Pages - 10/26/2011 (Publication Date) - Little, Brown Spark (Publisher)

41. Parenting From Inside Out by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell

It is very normal for a parent ways of parenting be influenced by how they were parented as they grew up. You might as well be tempted to take that route —the challenge sets in when your childhood experience was not the best. You might be desirous to bring up your kid the same way, which might not be the best thing for your kids—seasons and times have changed, hence change in parenting is critical.

For this reason, Daniel’s child’s psychiatrist and Mary’s early childhood expert have joined their many years of experience to document this indispensable piece of information for all the parents to enable them to give the best parenting for their kids.

Parenting From Inside Out
  • Siegel M.D., Daniel J. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 336 Pages - 12/26/2013 (Publication Date) - TarcherPerigee (Publisher)

42. Parenting The New Teen in The Age of Anxiety by Dr. John Duffy

With the fast-paced and technologically centered world where everything is changing so fast, kids are exposed to too much information that could lead to a more confusing childhood life as they try to understand what they consume from everyday occurrences.

This is to means that in this generation, you will need to adjust your parenting skills and not apply the old styles—times have changed. This book shows you how to deal with your teen, who’s developing so fast and experiencing so many changes that require attention from you as a parent. If the right care is not offered, the teen may suffer depression and anxiety.

Parenting The New Teen
  • Duffy, Dr. John (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 228 Pages - 09/15/2019 (Publication Date) - Mango (Publisher)

43. Teaching from Rest by Sarah Mackenzie

Homeschooling is becoming the most preferred mode of schooling in recent times, especially COVID-19 times where social distancing is paramount to promote personal safety. It can be challenging if you lack some important guidance to make it more enjoyable and successful right at the comfort of your cozy home.

Sarah Mackenzie has a rich experience with her six kids who have all gone through home schooling, hence the motivation to put all together for parents who wish to try the new system.

Teaching from Rest
  • Sarah Mackenzie (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 112 Pages - 08/03/2015 (Publication Date) - Classical Academic Press (Publisher)

44. Manners Begin at Breakfast by Princess Marie

You need to bring up well mannered, confident and self-assured kids who will be able to thrive well in society — this book will make your dream come true. It is a comprehensive guide that has been put together by a mom of five based on her real-time experience.

This guild will help you teach your kids not only table etiquettes but also how to behave with social media platforms, party conversations which will save your kids lots of trouble while dealing with different kinds of people. Taking your kids through this training, you are assured of raising successful adults who will have a positive influence on the society.

45. The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer

Your kids can lose touch with their education without your notice unless you get yourself so involved with their studies. Whenever you find your kids in such a situation, instead of losing your cool as a parent with lots of expectations on their academic performance—you are advised to get a little involved with their studies. To some extent, you might be forced to entirely take over the schooling to have it home-based if not supplementary to what they do at school.

This guide takes you through tips to implement for starters- the elementary stage which mainly focuses on grammar where memorizing is involved. It also takes you through tips for middle school famously referred to as the logic stage since it’s at this point kids start to think analytically. You will also find tips on the high school level or the rhetoric stage where kids are more original in their talking and are more confident about their views.

The Well-Trained Mind
  • Hardcover Book
  • Bauer, Susan Wise (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

46. Boys Adrift by Leonard Sax

Sadly, the boy child we have today is not the same as we had twenty years ago—according to Leonard Sax. In his book, he has noted that the boy child is less empowered compared to the girl child to the extent of dropping so badly in their academics.

This book has been well-documented tips to help you delve into understanding the boy child, their day-to-day challenges, and help you be in a position to turn around their experience as they grow to be responsible men in society. Sax notes that there is a gap that needs to be bridged—the number of boy child graduating is way lesser than that administered in colleges — meaning that they do not get to complete their college studies.

Sax demonstrates how cultural, biological, and social factors create an environment that not only causes more confusion to the boys but more toxic for their growth and development. This guide will help you as a parent to understand your boy, the kind of challenges he is facing, and ways to manage situations in his life.

Boys Adrift
  • Sax, Leonard (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 352 Pages - 06/28/2016 (Publication Date) - Basic Books (Publisher)

47. How To Raise A Reader by Pamela Paul

As the former US president Barack Obama notes, “reading is the gateway skill that makes all other learning possible” Pamela Paul notes the same. This is very true, and from personal experience as a parent, you will greatly agree with the statement.

As a parent, you desire to see your kids perform better at school and in other activities that involve their growth and development. For them to be fast learners, they will need to develop a reading culture. Since they cannot do it by themselves, you will need to nurture that indispensable habit of learning.

That is why Pamela and Maria bring together their experience into this handbook to guide you on the best methods to apply while teaching your kids right at their tender age as you see them through their teenage.

How To Raise A Reader
  • Hardcover Book
  • Paul, Pamela (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

48. My Toddlers Talks by Kimberly Scanlon

Do you have a toddler who cannot talk like his peers? Trying to get them to at least say a word can be such a daunting task hence as a parent the frustrations are intense. The challenge of having a kid, who cannot say what they want, how they feel, is the most nerve-wracking experience in parenting.

Kimberly has put together invaluable pointers in this book to save you the stress and get to understand the best ways to train your toddler into talking. In this book, Kimberly shows you how best to engage your toddler to stimulate their speech as they have fun rather than trying to force them into talking. Where fun learning is involved, the toddler will automatically start practicing the words and eventually will be a talking kid with time.

With 25 fun play routines to help your toddler learn how to talk, this book gives a step-by-step guideline to take you and the baby through as you help your toddler learn their first word. His book is not only recommended for parents only but can be used by early childhood educators, caregivers and grandparents.

My Toddlers Talks
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Kimberly Scanlon (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

49. Montessori Toddler Discipline by Susy Callory

By nature, toddlers do not take instructions easily and this can seem a downhill battle trying to communicate something, especially that involving discipline. This audiobook has very informative tips to help you learn the best ways of communicating to your toddlers so that they will listen. Being audio makes it possible to do other household chores as you listen to it, unlike when it comes to having to create time for a hard-copy book.

Montessori Toddler Discipline
  • Callory, Susy (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 185 Pages - 12/13/2019 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)

50. From Dude to Dad- The Diaper Guide by Chris Pegula

The news of being a father can bring mixed feelings, especially to first-time dads. Relax if you are soon to be the first-time dad—Chris had you in mind while putting together all the pointers for you in preparation to receive the new member of the family.

This guide book will explain what to expect in all trimester and ensure you understand all that takes place till birthing, first baby’s birth, first baby’s feed, first baby’s word. You will enjoy fatherhood dude only if you get to it well prepared by implementing all recommendations in this manual.

Montessori Toddler Discipline
  • Pegula, Chris (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 224 Pages - 05/06/2014 (Publication Date) - TarcherPerigee (Publisher)

51. The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey

Reading the title of this book, you might be wondering how failure in itself could be a gift—well, read on to identify how. Oftentimes over- parenting could cause more harm than good. So what is over-parenting? When a parent is too involved in every move of their child —in the name of being a responsible parent, that could be viewed as over-parenting.

Giving your kids the chance to make mistakes, fall, and learn how to rise again is the most effective method to instill confidence and bravely into your kid’s life. When they fail the first time, they will do anything possible to them to succeed next time. This will influence them to become successful adults in the future.

This book will act as your guide on how to overcome being an over-possessive parent and train you on how to let go of your kid to make some decisions. By so doing they will learn; there are choices, responsibilities, and consequences attached. May it be their schoolwork, friendship, games, or sports they engage in, allow them to decide and learn from experience. Jessica can’t over-emphasize enough on letting go of your child on this guide manual.

The Gift of Failure
  • Jessica Lahey (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 304 Pages - 08/23/2016 (Publication Date) - Harper (Publisher)

52. Reading Magic by Mem Fox

Mem Fox is a renowned author and best seller on children related books. She advises parents on the importance of reading aloud to kids —so that they can as well practice it and become better learners and readers.

She explains when, where, and why to read aloud while training your kids to read and get the best out of the read-aloud concept. When you do it aloud, the kids are prompted to repeat exactly how you read, hence improve their reading.

Reading Magic
  • Fox, Mem (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 208 Pages - 07/07/2008 (Publication Date) - Harper Paperbacks (Publisher)

53. Natural Pregnancy Guide- Empowering Moms To Make Healthy Choices by Laurena White

It covers various issues that would help you make the right decisions on if to give birth at home, in a hospital, or a birthing center. The guide also demystifies that there is no one size fit for all when to stick to traditional medication or a combination of medicated ones and ways to perform a body cleanse to eliminate body toxins and natural ways to care for your pregnancy.

54. Emotional Intensity in Gifted Student- Helping Kids Cope with Explosive Feelings by Christine Fonseca

A healthy baby is a result of a healthy lifestyle the mother practiced during pregnancy—it all starts from the time the baby was conceived. The natural pregnancy guide aims at teaching you how to naturally take care of yourself and the baby inside your womb.

Gifted students in most cases are so extreme with their behaviors, and as a parent, it is your duty to know how to best manage their high or low emotions. This guide is designed in such a way that it makes reading and implanting so easy for the parent.

This guide will help parents or teachers to train gifted students on how to identify, monitor, and adjust their behavior to prevent suffering emotionally, which affects their performance in their areas of gifting.

Emotional Intensity in Gifted Student
  • Fonseca, Christine (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 240 Pages - 12/01/2015 (Publication Date) - Routledge (Publisher)

55. Thirty Million Words by Dana Suskind

Did you know the best gift you can give to your child is by always having a conversation with them? Yes, it is—not the many toys or the many goodies you buy them. No—the moment you create to have frequent conversations about anything and everything is the most precious strategy you have to nurture your child as it boosts brain development and strengthens your relationship with the child.

Dr. Suskind together with her colleagues has helped thousands of families through this manual book on how to talk to a small child. They have recommended three strategies to help your child’s development succeed. They are; Tune In Talk More, Take Turns—commonly referred to as the three Ts. With the help of this book, you will be able to promote your child’s leadership skills, self-control, and generosity.

Dr.Suskind points out that relentless corrections never work, but baby talks are the main deal to mentoring and empowering your child. It is through parent-child talk, improvement in learning is achieved that promotes the successful growth of a child.

Thirty Million Words
  • Hardcover Book
  • Suskind, Dana (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

56. The Importance of Being Little–What Young Children Really Need From Grownups by Erika Christakis

Little children have too much expectation of learning different things from those they look up to, especially their parents or caregivers.

The current education system in most parts of the world has reduced children into structured systems that are to be followed, leaving very little space for them to show what they are good at. This has caused too much fear on the parent’s side as they struggle to nurture what their kids are best at—at the same time the same child trying to fit in in an already set learning system.

The good news is that the author of this book has come to clear the fear faced by most parents. In this book, she declares that such fears are misplaced as kids are exceptionally strong thinkers and can always fit in in almost everything and still perform their best so long as they have parental support.

Reading this book will help you not clutter your child’s life with unnecessary activities and information rather give them their way to enjoy their imagination and creativity and their artistic expressions in their small world.

57. Raising Free People by Erika Christakis

By the time you are done reading this indispensable book, you will agree that children have been subjected to compulsory schooling that involves standardized testing. We have been reduced to doing tests and exams to determine our levels of capabilities in areas that do not interest us in the first place.

This amazing book gives more hope that unschooling is taking shape and you can do it with your kids right at home, focusing more on their interest and not some fixed curriculum. The majority of school-going kids are wounded since they are forced to learn what they are not interested in, and this leads to a more frustrating life trying to find oneself right after that college degree.

Raising free people shows that when people are allowed to be exactly who they were born to be, the world would be a happier place. This is because there will be no gap between the so-called” learned” “educated” and those who were never lucky to see the door of a classroom. The existing gap is too huge that has wounded society badly. The good news is that parents can change the mentality in their kids that even homeschooling is still a valuable form of learning and much better since they have room to concentrate on their talents and interests. For much more on unschooling, you got to have this book.

Be a different parent, give your kids a different kind of experience in their learning, and you will all be happy in the long run. Thanks to Akilah!

Raising Free People
  • Richards, Akilah S. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 176 Pages - 11/01/2020 (Publication Date) - PM Press (Publisher)

58. Permission To Feel by Marc Brackett

Being an unskilled emotional parent might feel inadequate to bring up your kids the right way. Self-awareness is important and environments to allow you to feel and express your emotions is the most important gift to adults and kids alike.

Only when a parent understands that being emotional and wanting to be felt is not an awkward thing but a very normal situation—is when they can be able to understand their kids and permit them to feel as indicated by Dr. Marc in his book Permission to Feel.

In equal parts, passion, rigor, and science have been employed to put together facts and key pointers to help you be that parent who listens not with the ears only but from inside. You are able to feel what your kid is going through. Dr. Marc has developed a system called RULLER that has helped thousands of school going children and parents.

Inspired by personal experience when he was growing up, he demonstrates how important it is to work together with your kid to overcome their emotions when they are bullied, fail, when angry or scared. Assuring them that all the happenings are normal and happen to normal people will improve their self-esteem and enhance their emotional intelligence.

For a more detailed explanation on the RULER system to help nurture successful kids in all they engage to do, you will need to have this book for reference.

Permission To Feel
  • Brackett, Marc (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 304 Pages - 08/04/2020 (Publication Date) - Celadon Books (Publisher)

59. How To Stop Losing Your Sh!t With Your Kids by Carla Naumburg

We all have our own stressors—whether in parenting or other callings. There will be triggers to cause you to lose your cool. Parenting is not any different. You are more likely to lose your calm in most cases when you are trying to instill discipline in your kids.

According to Dr. Carla, it is possible to parent without yelling, losing your calm, and shouting. How? You will need to delve deeper into this book to identify the key to happier and calmer parenting.

How To Stop Losing Your Sh!t
  • Naumburg, Carla (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 192 Pages - 08/20/2019 (Publication Date) - Workman Publishing Company (Publisher)

60. I Heart My little A-Holes by Karen Alpert

Looking at days when it was just you and your partner, life was somehow a bliss until your little munchkins showed up. Not that you regret having considered bringing new members to your small family—No. only that they can cause you to feel worked out at times.

This book illustrates how parents get quite pissed off by the normal behaviors of kids. —hence the title “I Heart My Little A-holes”—in a nice way, though. Take this scenario, your son may choose to wake up at 3 AM and want to watch their favorite cartoon—who does that in that wee hours of the night? Well, kids are kids and are not programmed to our time unless trained on when to and when not to.

Unlike many parenting books that focus on steps to follow in parenting, this is one unique yet hilarious piece of art with illustrations —based on the real life experience of parents and how they handled situations in their journey of nurturing their young ones.

I Heart My little A-Holes
  • Alpert, Karen (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 272 Pages - 10/22/2013 (Publication Date) - Baby Sideburns (Publisher)

61. The Deepest Well by Nadine Burke Harris

What would you do if your little daughter or son reported that they were sexually assaulted? Would you be in your sober state and walk the journey with your child post the assault and successfully help your child heal from the trauma?

The book will furnish you with proven strategies to help your kids or those that have been assaulted heal and not suffer a lifelong trauma that might alter their biological systems.

The Deepest Well
  • Burke Harris, Nadine (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 272 Pages - 12/14/2021 (Publication Date) - Mariner Books (Publisher)

62. 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do by Amy Morin

Most books in the bookstores on parenting are on what you can do as a parent. Amy Morin realized there was a gap that needed to closed hence came up with this book on 13 things mentally strong parent don’t do. From his experience as a foster parent, he has the admirable skills to share in this book.

In this fast-paced world where everything is changing in a flash of a minute, people ought to be mentally upright to succeed in what they are pursuing. Raising a mentally up-right kid calls for an equally mentally up-right parent. This book will guide you as a parent on what not to do when trying to bring the best out of your child in this scary world we are living in today.

When you train your kid to manage the challenges of life, they will be;

  • successful all-round
  • Improve academically, behaviorally, emotionally, and also socially.

This book will give you all the tools you will need to see all this come to pass.

13 Things Mentally Strong Parents
  • Morin, Amy (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 352 Pages - 09/04/2018 (Publication Date) - William Morrow Paperbacks (Publisher)

63. Toddler Discipline For Every Age and Stage by Auberey Hargis

As quoted by L.R.Knost “discipline is helping a child solve a problem. Punishment is making a child suffer for having a problem. To raise problem solvers, focus on solutions, not retribution”. The same sentiments are seen in this book by Aubrey and note that for every age there are tools to help you understand your child’s day-to-day behavior and be able to help them overcome such behaviors.

From this book, you will understand how your kid will develop physically, mentally, and behaviorally. This gives you an overview of what to expect, especially for first-time parents.

13 Things Mentally Strong Parents
  • Morin, Amy (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 352 Pages - 09/04/2018 (Publication Date) - William Morrow Paperbacks (Publisher)

64. Real Food Pregnancy by Lily Nichols

To bring forth a healthy child, you will have to feed on the right foods which meet the nutritional requirement for both you and the baby. This guide gives you the types of foods to incorporate in your diet and the reasons why those foods thus get to understand what values each food adds to your body.

Real Food Pregnancy
  • Nichols, Lily (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 346 Pages - 02/21/2018 (Publication Date) - Lily Nichols (Publisher)

65. The opposite of Spoiled by Ron Lieber

Whatever your little kid learns at that tender age, will remain with them even in their old age. Money is a topic that most parents fail to introduce to their children, which is a mistake. Training your kids on financial management could be one of the best gifts to give your children.

Ron Lieber has a plea for all parents to stop shying away from discussing money matters with their kids and notes that—by so doing, you will be nurturing patient, modest, and all grounded young adults who will be able to manage their finances.

The opposite of Spoiled
  • Lieber, Ron (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 256 Pages - 02/23/2016 (Publication Date) - Harper Paperbacks (Publisher)

66. Solve Your Childs Sleep Problems by Richard Ferber

There is no challenging situation in a parent’s life that can beat a child who suffers sleeping problems. Children who will not sleep give a parent no time to focus on other issues, as they must keep an eye on them. So what sleeping problems is Dr. Richard talking about?

In his book, he has tackled methods to deal with; a baby who has difficulty in falling

asleep, a baby who wakes up in the middle of the night, sleeps terror, sleepwalking, difficult waking for school, difficulty staying awake in class, snoring, and bedwetting.

In this book, Dr. Richard discusses the major causes of sleeping problems and the means to help your child overcome those problems and improve on their sleeping patterns. He offers ways in which you can be able to understand the body rhythm of your child, and with the array of proven solutions, you will be able to help your child improve greatly throughout their childhood to their adolescent stage.

67. Precious Little Sleep by Alexis Dubief

Aren’t babies precious? Your answer will be a YES—but what happens if that precious baby will not sleep? Alexis has taken the time to explain to all parents why babies sleep the way they do, why they will nag before falling asleep, and offers tricky methods to navigate through some whys and get to overcome them.

Alexis promises you stress-free parenting if you implement her proven solutions to crying babies that won’t sleep no matter how much you try. Grab the book and be a witness to how easy it can get to make your baby fall asleep.

Precious Little Sleep
  • This book will help you tackle the thorniest sleep snags
  • Dubief, Alexis (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

68. How to Talk so Teens Will Listen and Listen so Teens Will Talk by Adele Faber

Adolescence is a tough stage for most teens, as it involves many changes that may lead to different experiences for different kids. This particular stage in life requires a listening parent so that both the parent and the teen can understand each other without a power struggle.

These stormy years of adolescence come with so many challenges that require methods and tricks to navigate through them as a parent. It is at this stage when kids are prone to succumb to peer pressure that could lead them to drugs, sex, and too much partying. At this juncture, you will need to tighten your belt and be that parent that listens, understands, and offers workable solutions to the teen.

This book will give you a clear view of how to go about curfews, the kind of friends to allow in your child’s circle, the places your teen can or cannot go, and the like. It is an indispensable book that has been improved with workable tricks for both the parent and the teens. Save yourself the stress of dealing with the teens by adding this book to your home library.

69. The Drama of The Gifted Child by Alice Miller

Reading the book title plainly, one would think the book talks about those kids that scored highly in school or those talented kids in different ways. But that is not the case. How? That could be your big question. Yes—Alice Miller explains about this “gift” that nature has given to all kids that happened to go through some cruelty and abuse while growing up. The gift of silence yet was able to survive.

Many a time when kids forego their voice, their interest to fit into what the parents, the world wants them to become. And to win the love of parent kids forget who they are and do what the parent wants even when it’s not matching what the child believes was born to be.

This amazing book will encourage you and your kid alike and appreciate that despite what happens when one is growing up, there is still hope for you in the future. This book will equip you with information on how to help your kids who might have gone through trauma or abuse and help them heal and become who they want to be.

The Drama of The Gifted Child
  • Miller, Alice (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 136 Pages - 06/21/1997 (Publication Date) - Basic Books (Publisher)

70. Untangled by Lisa Damour

At the mention of an adolescent girl, many times we tend to believe it’s a nightmare roller-castor ride– For whom? Both the teenage girl and the parent– Why? Because too much is expected from this teenage girl as she develops from her teenage hood into womanhood.

In this very fast-paced generation, the girl child is shouldered with too many expectations from society—on how she should look, how she ought to dress how she should succeed, and too many unrealistic expectations that end up putting too much pressure on the young girl.

Lisa offers great tips on how to deal with your girl from childhood through adolescence to the moment they transition to womanhood. She gives proven methods that other successful parents have implemented and seen their once tiny toddlers to responsible young women. It also tackles issues to deal with romantic affairs for the young woman and how to best approach them when they are involved in them while still not ready to settle down.

  • Damour Ph.D., Lisa (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 368 Pages - 04/04/2017 (Publication Date) - Ballantine Books (Publisher)

71. Moms on Call Next steps baby Care by Laura Hunter

This book is meant to guide you through your parenting journey for kids between 6-15 months. It tackles issues on baby’s sleeping patterns and how to improve them, baby’s feeding and nutrition values of certain foods, common illness and how to identify them, manage them and when to see the doctor.

With this book, you do not need to do guesswork or trial and error on your tinny toddler—Laura has simplified every detail you need to know in a short yet very clear manner to allow you to grasp every concept to make you enjoy parenthood.

72. Hold on Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld

Peer pressure can ruin a child’s life if there lacks a quick intervention from the parent. Teens will believe more in their “cool” peers and try to copy all they do to fit in. It has been noted that peer groups are more influential than even parents —which is more dangerous because your child might end up in the wrong kind of group.

Gordon Neufeld together with Gabor Mate pinpoints the causes of relationship breakdown between a parent and a child that pushes them to get influenced by their peers and offers possible solutions to rebuild back such relationships. When you develop a strong relationship with your child, the possibility of being influenced negatively is very slim. Hence you will need to read this book to know how best to win back your child’s loyalty, love, and trust.

73. Easy to Love Difficult to Discipline by Becky A. Bailey

This book offers 7 major skills to turn conflict into cooperation in your parenting journey. The best way to discipline our children depends highly on how we are disciplined as a parent. Many a time when you will open your mouth to talk to your child and find yourself using mean words that your mom or dad used on you while disciplining you in your childhood days.

Dr. Becky offers indispensable skills to help you be a disciplined parent to instill the correct discipline in your children. Following her devised seven powers for self-control, all parents will manage to instill discipline in their children without having to lose their cool. The seven powers for self-control correspond to the seven basic discipline skills which eventually get converted into seven values for living for both the child and the parent.

Easy to Love
  • Parental skills to help families move from turmoil to tranquility:
  • self-control and confidence-building for both parent and child
  • 7 Basic Discipline Skills to help children manage sticky situations at home and at school

74. The Highly Sensitive Parent by Elaine N. Aron

Like adults, children too are different from each other. Some will be viewed as sensitive, fussy, or even shy. According to the author, 15-20% are considered being very highly sensitive kids. How do you know if your child falls into this category? How do you help them to ensure he is ready for the challenging world ahead of them? This book has all your answers.

A highly sensitive child might have challenges dealing with others, dealing with these day-to-day occurrences hence will require your support as a parent. This book has questionnaires to help you understand your child, their level of sensitivity, and insights to help you work on them—to enable your child to thrive in the world.

The Highly Sensitive Parent
  • Hardcover Book
  • Aron Ph.D., Elaine N. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

75. The Sleep Lady’s Goodnight, Sleep Tight by Kim West

The other who is commonly referred by her clients as “the sleeping lady” has put together exceptional insight on how to put your baby to sleep without losing your cool.

Are you a mom of a sleepless toddler or an expectant mom who wishes to have ready tips on how to ensure their child enjoys moments of slumber from the word they set into the world? If yes is your answer, you need to have this incredible book as you read.

It has insights on; yoga recommendations, nighttime potty training, ending co-sleeping, training sleeping patterns for twins or multiples.

76. The Nourishing Traditional Books of Baby and Child Care by Sally Fallon Morell

The book has great information on traditional nutrition for a modern parent. Traditional foods are viewed as medicine to the body hence the introduction to your child will bring about health benefits for them other than the nutritional values of these foods.

The book also captures overall feeding for the toddlers, vaccines, traditional treatment for various illnesses, and spiritual requirements for imaginative play for your toddler.

The Nourishing Traditional Books
  • Morell, Sally Fallon (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 352 Pages - 03/16/2013 (Publication Date) - Newtrends Publishing, Inc. (Publisher)

77. The Conscious Parent, Conscious Kids by Steven Bowman

This book has been written with the help of parents who have raised kids with respect, love, and awareness by using highly recommended techniques that are workable.it also captures the experiences of kids that have been brought up by conscious parents.

The book is meant to inspire you to create an environment to allow your child to unleash their full potential and overcome any form of limitations. In this convectional book you will find; parenting from awareness, dealing with challenging and special needs kids, being treated with respect and non-judgmental, treating kids with respect, the ten commandments of access. You will also find kids sharing their carious experiences on how they grew up living on choice rather than being controlled.

The Conscious Parent
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Douglas, Gary (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

78. Shepherding A Childs Heart by Tedd Tripp

This incredible book has been written by a pastor, a father, a counselor, a school administrator with many years of training about shepherding children. He quotes the Holy Book in Luke 6:45 that says “Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks. This is to mean, the things your child speaks or will speak will be emanating from their heart.

To have a child who will speak positively, some positive sense has to be put into the child. Great mentorship and nurturing your child in a positive environment will be seen out of their speech. To know how best to make your child speak life and positivity, you have to grab this book and make it your read.

Shepherding A Childs Heart
  • Tedd Tripp (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 215 Pages - 06/21/1995 (Publication Date) - Shepherd Press (Publisher)

79. The Newborn Handbook by Dr. Smita Malhotra

How true is the commonly quoted phrase “Babies do not come with a manual”—true, if not very true! If you do not prepare yourself to receive your bundle of joy, the baby will come without any manual to help you nurture them. For this reason, Dr. Smita composed this book that offers great insights on how to go about your parental journey.

Baby’s growth is a process that you need to capture as today’s experience with them will not be the same tomorrow. As they grow, things change hence as a parent you need to be flexible to change with them. This book provides insights on how to prepare in advance prior to the baby’s arrival, how to collaborate with the baby’s dad in parenting, baby’s steps capturing all stages of their growing up, and more additional information captured at the end of the book.

The Newborn Handbook
  • Malhotra, Dr. Smita (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 152 Pages - 08/04/2020 (Publication Date) - Callisto (Publisher)

80. Peaceful Parenting, Happy Kids by Laura Markham

Fostering a strong relationship with your child is the ultimate solution to a peaceful parenting journey. Having an emotional connection with your child, you get to understand each other more and as a result, you will find more peace than you thought. Parenting can be free from yelling, shouting, dramas, punishment, bribes, and losing your cool where strong connections have been nurtured.

Dr. Laura highlights step-by-step examples of peaceful parenting based on workable strategies applied by other parents to nurture their toddlers right from birth through their elementary school. Getting your emotions in check should be your number one priority in order to be able to manage your kids’ emotions. This amazing book will do the magic for you.

Peaceful Parenting
  • Markham, Dr. Laura (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 304 Pages - 11/28/2012 (Publication Date) - TarcherPerigee (Publisher)

81. Me, Me, Me Epidemic by Amy McCready

Self-entitlement can be dangerous to your kids and if noted at an early age, the better. This book will help you train your kid to love others, care, and be mindful of others, not just think of themselves only. If not controlled early, you might end up with a narcissistic teenager or a grown-up adult baby who is not in a hurry to move out of your house.

Through proper training, your kids are likely not to suffer the entitlement epidemic and will grow up more responsible, resilient, confident, and successful young adults. Grab this indispensable book and turn to prevent –“Me, Me, Me syndrome” in good time.

Me, Me, Me Epidemic
  • McCready, Amy (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 336 Pages - 08/16/2016 (Publication Date) - TarcherPerigee (Publisher)

82. Letters To My Baby by : Write Now Read Later by Lea Redmond

They say” It’s the little memories that last a lifetime”. Why not create these memories for your child to read when they are all grown? Who wouldn’t want to know their first word, their first day to make a step, their first day in school? Well, this book has 12 letters to write for your child right from the first day of birth to when they can read. You will seal all the letters and hand them to your grown-up baby—remember a baby will always be your baby despite their age. They will love to read about their journey to adulthood.

Letters To My Baby
  • Letters to my baby write now read later treasure forever with envelopes and paper
  • Binding: hardcover
  • Language: english

83. Potty Training Three Days by Brandi Brucks

Did you know from age 1-3 you can train your baby on how to use the potty toilet and stop messing themselves in those diapers? As babies grow, the discomfort of being in those diapers is immense and the only way to save them from it is potty training them.

This book offers 5 step-plans that are proven to be helpful in potty training, making it all easier for you and the baby. It will also give insights on how to recognize your baby’s readiness for potty training to avoid being forceful to a baby who is not yet ready for the training. This will help you avoid losing your cool in the training.

Potty Training Three Days
  • Brucks, Brandi (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 106 Pages - 11/15/2016 (Publication Date) - Althea Press (Publisher)

84. First Time Dad by Adrian Kulp

Did you know you can continue to make a great partner as you become the best dad to your bundle of joy? Sure—it is possible if you go through this book keenly and get a few nuggets on the “how”.

A point to note—being an amazing dad means not being a perfect human being, but a cooperative and present dad to both your spouse and the newborn. Striking a balance between your work life, friends and family is what will determine the kind of after you will make to your yet to come, baby.

This book will help you understand every milestone month by month since conception to the day you will hold the bundle of joy in your hands. This book has amazing insights on how to bond with your baby, how to check the right bottle temperature—you must get this right, especially when the mom is not around.

First Time Dad
  • Kulp, Adrian (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 292 Pages - 04/24/2018 (Publication Date) - Callisto (Publisher)

85. The Art of Awareness by Debs Curtis

This book is dedicated to all early childhood teachers, parents, caregivers, and guidance. The ability to know what is best for your child, what fits them, what their potential is can only be easy if you took time to observe them.

By observing, you not only see but get to understand them from their inside and be able to devise opportunities to help them grow. This book will equip you with skills to help you improve on your observation skills to enable you to capture a child’s day-to-day behavior, interest and act to improve them.

The Art of Awareness
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Curtis, Deb (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

86. Celebrate Your Body and Its Changes Too by Sonya Renee Taylor

Puberty can be a stressful moment for your young girl, especially where one of you is shy to discuss the real changes that happen to the body at that particular stage. Many parents leave this important bit of educating their girls to their teachers. Your daughter will have more confidence in this period when her mother takes it to her hands to support the soon to be a young woman and educate her on what to expect.

This book is suitable for girls aged 8 years. You can read the book together, highlighting key important points for her to note in this phase of life to enable her to adjust to her body changes. From her first day of the monthly period, dating, friends for keeps, hygiene, and much more have been captured in this amazing book to make your daughter’s puberty life enjoyable and stress-free.

87. Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Do you ever feel like an inadequate mom? Has your weight gain been bothering you lately and makes you feel less beautiful? Have you ever thought your happiness is in the hands of people other than yourself? Do you ever feel intimidated by other people’s progress and thought to yourself; you should be way further as well?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions—girl, wash your face stop believing the lies about who you are so you can become who you were meant to be. This book is a game-changer and suitable for all moms out there. You can only bring up sane kids if you are a sane mom and happy about the person you are without feeling less inadequate in parenting.

88. Go The F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach

This hilarious book has been written to educate you at the same time bring humor into your parenting journey. It is a book that can be useful for both expectant parents or for parents who already have had children but previously had issues bringing their kids to sleep.

Without mastering your toddler’s pattern, you may not be able to make them fall asleep. This book will offer key pointers to enable you to learn about your toddler and how best to bring them to sleep without much struggle. This is the ultimate choice for you!

Go The F**k to Sleep
  • Hardcover Book
  • Adam Mansbach (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

89. The Seven Habits of Highly effective Teens by Sean Covey

Teenage is a stage that comes with all mixed feelings, from anxiety, fear of the unknown, excitement, curiosity, moodiness, anger among many other changes. In most cases, the teens get confused by the tremendous changes taking place in their bodies and the surrounding life.

At this point, most of them are easily influenced negatively by their peers, and if the intervention of their parents is not in good time, these teens end up having a miserable life in the future. In the era of cyber bullying, social media platforms, and the internet, teens require extra guidance and control from their parents.

This book will give you insights on how to make your teens’ life manageable without fighting to be heard as a parent. It shows real-life scenarios based on other teen’s life experiences where you and your teens can draw indispensable lessons.

90. Cribsheet by Emily Oster

The moment you announce the good news of being expectant, chances are you will get conflicting advice from the doctor, your parents, friends, and of course the internet. This information can at some point mislead you if not sieved and consumed with a lot of wisdom and keenness.

Emily has done this book to debunk all the myths placed around breasting, seeping patterns, potty training, and baby’s first word among others. This guide book will help you know which information is suitable and useful for your pregnancy journey through childcare once they arrive.

  • Oster, Emily (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 352 Pages - 04/21/2020 (Publication Date) - Penguin Books (Publisher)

91. Me and My Feelings by NBCT Vanessa Green

We all have different ways of expressing ourselves—through emotions, happiness, anxiety, fear, anger among others. It is never wrong to express how one feels, but knowing the best ways to express oneself is the main deal.

For you to be able to understand and be understood by your kids, you ought to first learn how to contain and control your emotions or feelings. This book will enlighten you on how to express your feelings without hurting others or feeling awkward.

Me and My Feelings
  • Vanessa Green Allen, M.Ed., NBCT (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 110 Pages - 10/01/2019 (Publication Date) - Callisto Kids (Publisher)

92. Stop Yelling And Love Me More Mom by Jennifer Smith

Very few parents understand that parenting can be free from yelling, shouting, and losing their cool while trying to instill discipline in their kids. In as much as the yelling and shouting are never meant to cause any hurt to the child, it does just that.

If you desire to raise kids who are happy and well-behaved, you must demonstrate the qualities of a happy parent who can be emulated by her kids. How to be that parent? You will find out in this amazing book by Jennifer Smith—Stop Yelling and Love Me More Mom.

93. Growing Up Great: The Ultimate by Scott Todenm

This is an ideal book for the adolescent boy. Many a time when the boy child’s empowerment is easily forgotten as they are expected to grow up as men showing no traces of inferiority but how—many gets confused at this stage and can easily be misled through peer pressure.

This book will equip you with great information on how to bring up your boy more so when puberty hits in. It will help you be in a position to explain to them all about the changes taking place in their bodies, how to manage emotions, feelings, anger and anxiety.

Growing Up Great
  • Todnem, Scott (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 158 Pages - 07/30/2019 (Publication Date) - Callisto Kids (Publisher)

94. Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Todays’ Young Kids by Kristen Jenson and Debbie

In the 21st century, when technology is quite advanced and our kids are tech-savvy, one wonders how best to protect our kids from being exposed to pornography at their tender age. You may want to speak out about pornography with your kid, but then might a little less confident or ready to do it. But the earlier you do it, the better. This book will uplift your confidence levels as it has great insights on how to introduce the topic to your kids and every chapter is well explained and easy to grasp.

When your kid is equipped with the right information, they will not be caught unawares with the issue of pornography, whether in video form or pictures. They will have trained their minds to reject such content hence will not be into it whenever they come across it. It is easier lately bumping into such content online and would only take the mind of a trained kid to reject the content.

Good Pictures Bad Pictures
  • English (Publication Language)
  • Glen Cove Press LLC (Publisher)

95. Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change your Family by Paul David Tripp

With the house chores that parents are supposed to handle, especially moms, one might get overwhelmed and somehow forget their primary duty of parenting. This book reminds the parents of their ultimate calling of parenting and in accordance with the initial plan by God. It is a gospel-based book that is very rich in information to help you remain on track as a parent.

Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles
  • Hardcover Book
  • Tripp, Paul David (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

96. Smart But Scattered by Peg Dawson

Have you wondered how possible could it be for a smart kid to have problems doing some things correctly without being pushed? Well, it happens to some who require your attention as a parent.

No matter how frustrating it can get, with the help of this book, you will be guided on how best to manage your smart kid and help them with their weaknesses. Some issues that might bother you are when your kid struggles to do their homework, appears disorganized, moody, or angered. The information in this book will help you offer maximum support to your smart yet scattered kids.

Smart But Scattered
  • Peg Dawson (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 314 Pages - 01/02/2009 (Publication Date) - Guilford Press (Publisher)

97. Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman

This book is an important guide for parents of children of all ages. Just like the grown-ups, children to suffer emotions and there is a need to help them know how best to manage their emotions.

Emotionally intelligent children can focus more on their studies, enjoy good health, and maintain good relationships with others. John Gottman has given five key steps to help you in guiding your child towards an emotional intelligence journey. For more details on step-by-step guidance—lookout for this book.

Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child
  • Great product!
  • John Gottman, Ph.D. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)


Parenting is a work that comes with no manual for reference and might turn out to be an overwhelming job to most parents. Proper preparation and having the right information on parenting can turn things around for your good. It is therefore important to read resourceful materials highlighted in this article if you want to enjoy the pure bliss of parenting.

Having read through this article you might be asking, “which is my to-go- for kind of book?” Well, give priority to;

  • The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel Siegel  —why? This book explains the brain changes of your child as they develop and grow. To understand why they are more prone to throwing tantrums and uncontrollable while this happens, you cannot make this book an option. You need to read this!
  • —Why? This indispensable book takes you through proven strategies to implement while dealing with a teenager. We all know that this stage requires too much listening and offering solutions. Teens need to feel that you understand them more than you want to exercise your parental power over them.
  • Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Todays’ Young Kids by Kristen Jenson and Debbie  —why? In this fast-paced, technologically advanced world, your child is prone to come across pornographic images or videos. So what to do? This book will uplift your confidence levels and equip you with the right strategies to speak out about the internet and pornographic content. When your kid is trained and aware of the content, you give them the power to reject such content whenever they come across such.

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Diana Lucas

Diana Lucas

Hi, Diana here. Welcome to my blog and hope you like my sharing. I am a mother of 2 boys, 3 years old and a 1 year old. I dedicate my career in child development research and I focus on parenting tips, positive parenting, educational toys for my babies. Your time here means a lot to me! Diana A. Lucas