You've had the baby showers, gotten advice from mom, dad, grandma, and your neighbor. It's no secret that almost everyone has an opinion about parenthood. There is no manual on raising your kids and your role models may have been less than perfect. While the baby is napping, your kids are playing soccer, or your teens are out with their friends; these books are the timeless solutions to parenting confusion.
The 10 Basic Principles of Good Parenting by Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D.
This is a timeless book that covers basic parenting philosophies that will cross over into all age ranges. Whether you have a toddler or teen, you will learn tips on adapting your parenting to fit your child, being consistent, avoiding harsh discipline, and treating your child with respect.
Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Some kids are just more intense, reactive, sensitive than others. Mary Sheedy Kurcinka demystifies the myth that kids are born with a blank slate and teaches us to embrace the differences in our children without punishment of their uniqueness. You can celebrate your highly reactive, sensitive child and explain how others can help you in this wonderful journey.
The Fussy Baby Book: Parenting Your High Need Child From Birth to Age Five by William Sears, MD and Martha Sears, RN
Whether you have a fussy baby or not, the tips in this book will get you started on mindful, caring parenthood. The experts, William and Martha Sears have 8 children and years of experience professionally helping other parents. Covering topics such as babywearing, cosleeping, and childrearing, this book provides an excellent start on years of good parenting.