Parenting: What are the Best Parenting Books to Read?

Parenting is definitely a challenging stage of parents’ life, especially for first-time parents. You may have issues on topics like pregnancy, sleep and discipline issues, feeding issues or breastfeeding concerns and you choose to ask for advice from your friends. However, pieces of advice are not enough. You should also rely on the best parenting books for new parents or best positive parenting books, or best infant parenting books. You may also get the best information about raising your toddles from different best parenting books for toddlers to have balanced, fair and realistic ideas about your concerns or problems. 

Whether you are trying to steer your first pregnancy, deal with your two toddlers or ague with an adolescent, there are the best child development books and best parenting books to read that will help you develop unconditional parenting. Here are those classical and best parenting books to read. 

Classical parenting books 

Happiest baby on the block by dr. harvey karp, M.D.

Dr. Karp is a pediatrician who wrote this book which gives sensible and sweet solutions for first-time parents and helps them handle the screaming fits of their new babies. This book also shares his research about baby whispering secrets. 

How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Tak by AdeleFaber and Elaine Mazlish

One of the best books on child behavior management is this book by Faber and Mazlish. Yelling at and pleading with your kids will really not work. To know more about how to speak to your children, this book offers you respectful advice. This book is a must-read if you want to improve your relationships with your children and have less stress with your interactions. 

The SleepEasy Solution by Jennifer Waldburger, L.C.S.W., and JillSpivack, L.C.S.W.

This book aims to address the emotional needs of parents and children, as well as some tips and techniques to handle both the crying of the mom and baby. 

Brain rules for baby by john medina

The fourth among the best parenting books to read is one of the science-based parenting books by Medina who is a molecular biologist and a dad. This is also one of the best parenting books for dads because it gives advice on how to raise intelligent and cheerful kids from infancy to age 5. This book is also filled with wonderful facts and science. 

Positive discipline by jane nelsen, ed.d.

Nelsen is a well-known psychologist, educator, and mother of seven. She believes in mutual respect and not punishment. Her book can give you ways on how to raise a difficult child and her techniques are effective, kind and firm. She teaches parents of toddlers until teenagers to cooperate, communicate, and love each other.  

1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 by Thomas W. Phelan.Ph.D.

This book will definitely help you manage your kids during mealtimes, homework arguments, and other problematic kid situations. Also, has tips for you that encourage better behavior for parents and children and encourage you to abolish the “Talk-Persuade-Argue-Yell-Hit” cycle.  

Solve your child’s sleep problems by richard ferber, m.d.

This was published 20 years ago but it is still the golden standard for getting your baby to sleep soundly at night and nap in the day. This also gives step-by-step instructions for getting through a difficult process with kind methods. 

The Baby Book by William Sears, M.D., Martha Sears, R.N., RobertSears, M.D., and James Sears, M.D.

This book is trusted for topics like baby vaccinations, medical interventions, and behavioral issues. Moreover, this offers advice on eating, sleeping, health, and comfort as well as caring for your baby’s physical and emotional needs. 

The no-cry sleep solution by elizabeth pantley

This book is like a workbook that allows parents to review a lot of possible routes and put them together in a personal sleep plan for their baby. As per what the author said, “Raise your children how you choose and in ways that are right for you.” and it really works for parents. 

What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff and SharonMazel

This book has editions that give you a lot of up-to-date advice about every stage of a woman’s pregnancy starting from your love life to your cervix. 

Are you ready for the parenting challenge? Good luck parents!

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