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.
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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
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer, by Tracy Hogg
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
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