The stress of parenting through a global pandemic may have you feeling inadequate or stuck. Luckily, these best parenting books empower, create inspiration, and guide you to form a better bond with your child.
The best books are based on both research and experience. It should have a collection of parenting lessons and foundational parenting philosophies.
Each book contains simple but effective lessons about encouraging cooperation, building autonomy, and validating feelings. Moreover, the authors’ principles build the confidence you need to tackle sibling rivalry or mischievous behavior at the moment.
This book is beneficial if you feel stuck in a negative pattern of relating to your child. It uses techniques that encourage connection, loving touch, and validation to empower you to begin new ways of relating.
The authors of “No-Drama Discipline” once again combine their parenting experience and knowledge of brain development in this easy-to-read book. They help you understand why your little one is having a meltdown over little things.
Clark-Fields encourages us to change our underlying philosophies about parenting. A crucial part of this is looking at your childhood and healing any wounds still impacting you.
Her guidance is based on sound research and presents what may be an unfamiliar vision of parenting. Dr. Markham uses cutting-edge neuroscience to find the emotional source of your kids’ challenging behavior.
Dr. Tsabary focuses on parents, and you may find yourself wincing in recognition at some of the points she makes. However, the more you work through these painful truths, the more you give your children the freedom to become their authentic selves.
Each chapter is based on reputable and up-to-date studies and unpacks the data in an accessible way for parents of any background. While some concepts may unsettle you, they are crucial to understanding the reality of modern parenting.
What makes this one of the best Christian parenting books is its emphasis on you as a parent. Instead of teaching your children to follow a set of rules, Tripp presents a series of attitudes and values that will affect your family at a heart level.
You may have heard of Gary Chapman’s love languages and found them meaningful for your own life. Chapman’s book for parents takes those concepts and applies them to the nuts and bolts of how children receive love.
Despite his unique position, Watson’s guide for fathers is deeply relatable as he leans heavily on his own parenting experience. He uses the football season as a metaphor for the steps and stages of being a father.