Parenting & Child Development

Being a parent is tough.  Being a working parent add an entirely new dimension to parenting.  It can be difficult to know whether you’re on the right path with your parenting choices.  Below are the books that helped me find my way as a parent, even when I knew I couldn’t be around my child all day everyday.


If you’re doubting the choices you’re making as a parent, wishing you knew whether the actions you are taking as a parent are effective, or wondering how to to raise well-adjusted, compassionate, and emotionally healthy children, check out the books below.


Disclosure:  Please note that the books referenced below link directly to the book on Amazon.  At no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase using these links.  Please understand that I have read every one of these books, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something.  Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.


The Gentle Parent: Positive, Practical, Effective Discipline, by L.R. Knost

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting, by Laura Markham

Strong Mothers, Strong Sons: Lessons Mothers Need to Raise Extraordinary Sons, by Meg Meeker

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know, by Meg Meeker

Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents: Guiding Your Children to Success and Fulfillment, by Deepak Chopra

Secrets of the Baby Whisperer, by Tracy Hogg

The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems: Sleeping, Feeding and Behavior – Beyond the Basics from Infancy Through Toddlerhood, by Tracy Hogg

Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves: Transforming Parent-Child Relationships from Reaction and Struggle to Freedom, Power and Joy, by Naomi Aldort

Attachment Parenting Book: A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby, by William Sears and Martha Sears

The Conscious Parent, by Shefali Tsabary

Balance is a Crock, Sleep is for the Weak: An Indispensable Guide to Surviving Working Motherhood, by Amy Eschliman and Leigh Oshirak

No-Drama Discipline: The Whole Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast, Too Soon, by David Elkind

No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline without Shame, by Janet Lansbury

The Attachment Connection: Parenting a Secure and Confident Child Using the Science of Attachment Theory, by Ruth Newton, Ph.D.

Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent and Energetic, by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World, by Rosalind Wiseman

Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World, by Rosalind Wiseman

Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids, by Kim John Payne and Lisa M. Ross

Good Enough is the New Perfect: Finding Happiness and Success in Modern Motherhood, by Rebecca Gillespie and Hollee Temple


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