Parenting is a beautiful phase of life. But it can be challenging at times which can put us in self-doubt. First of all, there is nothing like good or bad parenting.
As parents, we always wish the best for our children. Though sometimes, the ways of showing your love and care can be wrong, that does not mean you are a bad parent. It’s not only your children who grow with time, but you too grow them and adapt to new changes.
Are you a parent, or are you going to become parents soon? If yes, then this article is for you. We have figured out some good books for parents looking for guidance or a new insight into parenting.
Even if you are not looking for any such thing, you can still try giving them a read as it will help you know some interesting and unique ways of rearing your child and fresh methods to develop a healthy relationship with them. Here is the list of such books.
How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Calmer, Happier Parent
“Using a powerful combination of humor and reality checks, Naumburg helps parents unpack their unique stressors (we all have them) and find ways to stay calm even the most frustrating of family moments.” (Katie Hurley, LCSW, author of No More Mean Girls and The Happy Kid Handbook)
The author has tried to explain to the parents that they should stop yelling, lose the guilt, and become happier parents. The author has shared some practices which are backed up by shreds of evidence. This book will teach you how to avoid parental meltdowns and be nice to your child. This book is full of compassionate and pragmatic approaches. The book will make you feel more empowered and less ashamed to be a parent.
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
“Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your child’s struggles.” -Harvey Karp, M.D.
It is a practical book for rearing a child. It consists of 12 powerful pieces of advice that can help you in your parenting journey. They have shared a revolutionary approach for a child’s healthy development and something which makes him happy and calm. The author explains how a child’s brain is wired and how it matches with time. The upstairs brain, which helps the person make the decision and balance the emotions, is under development until the mid-twenties and the right brain and its emotional tendency rule the logic of the left brain. With all these facts and figures, one can integrate their child’s brain and try to foster more healthy and vital growth.
Raising Good Humans: A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids
“To raise the children we hope to raise, we have to learn to become the person we hoped to be…. This wonderful book will help you handle the ride.” (KJ Dell’Antonia, author of How to Be a Happier Parent)
The author emphasizes that it is a kind world that could be built with kind and compassionate kids. There are a couple of powerful and practical strategies in this book that will help you grow your child as a cooperative and confident kid. The book teaches you how to break free from reactive parenting and how to develop a good bond with your child. It can help you deal with all the problems you face while parenting, like getting your child ready on time, making him eat the right meal, dealing with the meltdown, et cetera. The book will also help you develop good communication with your child, which is very important for a healthy relationship.
No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
Discipline is a big challenge in parenting. The book explains the connection between a child’s neurological development and the parent’s reaction to their misbehavior. This book will help you deal with your child’s tantrums and emotional breakdowns without creating a scene. It talks about identifying their discipline philosophy and using mindful ways to implement the same without causing any fear in the mind of the child. The author has also stated some facts about child development. This is a perfect guide for parents who are struggling to discipline their children.
The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively
There is no doubt that you love your child, but does your child feel loved? Have you ever asked your child how he/she feels? Not every child is the same, and each one of them has their own love language or a way of feeling loved. Now you have to learn how you have to speak that language and build a solid foundation for your child to trust you. This is an audiobook for all the parents, teachers, single parents, and more.
The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting: Raising Children with Courage, Compassion, and Connection
There is nothing like perfect parents or hashtag parent goals. We all know this thing very well, yet we struggle to meet the expectations of society relating to parenting. And if we fail, we consider ourselves inadequate. This book is a collection of powerful messages that will help the parents and children to transform their lives and understand each other like never before. This book is a result of 12 years of research by the author on topics like vulnerability, guilt, shame et cetera. It is a must-read book.
The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control over Their Lives
This book is unique and presents to the readers the brain science of understanding a child. The author researched and found a common result that even the high-performing kids were facing stress issues and they were lacking motivation. These children really need motivation and more agency. This book offers discoveries in behavioral therapy and thousands of case studies from various children and teenagers. The book will give you the right advice on how to unlock your child’s potential.
Gentle Discipline: Using Emotional Connection – Not Punishment – to Raise Confident, Capable Kids
The regimen is an important factor that is to be considered while conditioning your child. It helps in his growth and success. But the problem is that many parents use conventional approaches to discipline their children in current times, but the results are not that great. They often fail, and sometimes it even results in more frustration and shame. Full stop to solve this problem a popular parenting expert has brought this book for you. In this book, the author has cited the latest and reliable research that can help you develop and understand him psychologically. This book will help you shred away the common myths about punishments and rewards and will give you some practical suggestions and techniques that would really work.
The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids
We all know that Denmark is one of the happiest countries in the world. Have you ever wondered how Danish people raise the happiest kids? This is a practical book that presents six fundamental principles along with the meaning of a Parent. It is as follows:
- Play is essential for development and well-being.
- Authenticity fosters trust and an “inner compass.”
- Reframing helps kids cope with setbacks and look on the bright side.
- Empathy allows us to act with kindness toward others.
- No ultimatums mean no power struggles, lines in the sand, or resentment.
- Togetherness is a way to celebrate family time.
The book is full of illuminating examples and some powerful and easy-to-follow suggestions.
The Tender Bar
“Simply a wonderful book about a heaven of a life that had everything going against it except intense love.”― James Salter, author of Burning the Days.
. This is a memoir by J.R. Moheringer, who grew up captivated by a voice. That was the voice of his father. And it was that voice that taught him the secrets of identity and masculinity. When he turned eight, that voice disappeared all of a sudden. And in desperation to find that voice again, he goes to a bar where he finds a chorus of other voices. Also, his mother meant everything to him. Now comes a time in his life when he has to make a tough choice.