My Favorite Parenting Books

I've spent many years reading parenting books. Some were good, some were bad. Here are some of the good books that offer effective, useful help!

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Simple and balanced Discipline book with lots of effective parenting tools.
AGES 3-5

Great book for parenting energetic, extra sensitive, intense kids.
ALL AGES

 

Includes good family activities that teach values and encourage good behavior.
AGES 5-12

 

 

Simple and balanced Discipline book with lots of effective parenting tools.
AGES 5-12

Teaches you how to really listen and help your kids feel understood. I love this book! 
AGES 8 and up

Good ideas for helping toddlers learn to behave
AGES 2-5

Easy to read with great examples. Will make a BIG difference in how siblings get along!
ALL AGES

What you say matters. This book shows you effective ways to speak to your kids. 
ALL AGES

Teaches you how to really listen and help your young kids feel understood. Book by Adele Faber's daughter. 
AGES 2-7

 

 

Children's Books That Teach

Books are a great way to teach your children about skills and emotions, etc.

SKILLS

Emotions and Values

Good book for teaching emotional awareness.

 

Teaches about including all friends

Strictly No Elephants
By Lisa Mantchev

Kids get to choose what to do, wear and eat on each page. 

Today
By Julie Morstad

Fun way to talk about angry feelings.

Mean Soup
By Betsy Everitt

Celebrates individuality and creativity

Pete's Chicken
By Harriet Ziefert

Fun interactive book

Press Here
By Herve Tullet

Life lessons about fairness, cooperation, etc.

Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons
By Amy Krouse Rosenthal
 

Teaches about valuing differences

Odd Velvet
By Mary Whitcomb

Great book to engage with young child