Parenting isn’t a practice; it is a great learning experience and one of the most challenging tasks. You need experience and practice in bringing up a newborn child till they are adult enough to take their own decisions. Parenting requires years of experience, and still, it feels what you know is just not enough. It doesn’t matter whether you are going to be a new parent or have experienced earlier, it is a challenging task in every step.
Parenting doesn’t only include changing diapers of your baby or singing lullaby to bed, but it involves building up a virtuous character to become a good human being. For this, you need guidance and inspiration. Leaving aside all the parenting tips given by elders, you can resort to several parenting books that will give you motivation. Therefore, we have a collection of ten parenting books to provide you guidance.
1. The Magic Years
This book by Selma H. Fraiberg is considered as one of the best parenting books available in the market. The book provides deeper insight into a child’s mind, about their thoughts and emotional behavior. You can consider it as a pathway to understand your child’s behavior and will help you become more mature and sensible in handling your children.
2. The Ten Greatest Gifts I Give My Children
Steven W.Vannoy, in his book, explained in detail about kid’s restive behavior towards adults. He tries to bring forward the reason behind a child’s stubbornness and indiscipline behavior. He urges his reader to deal positively with children instead of hurling at them. You need to develop harmony in your relationship with your kid and understand their perils.
3. How to Talk to Kids to make them Listen & Listen to make Kids Talk
Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish want their readers to understand the importance of communication, especially when dealing with a child. They guide you regarding your verbal tone and the way you behave with a child. A good interpersonal communication between parents and children will help in boosting up the latter’s confidence level. Besides, it also brings forth some aspects of parenting, which are almost neglected but are vital for the growth and development of a child.
4. The Irreducible Needs of Children
You need to understand the needs of a child and keep aside your problems. This book by T. Berry Brazelton and Stanley Greenspan, talks about giving personal time to your child and effectively dealing with cases of child custody. It will make you understand the parameters of parenting and help to bring out the positivity while dealing with a child.
5. Fun on the Run!
If you wish to implement some practical experience in upbringing your child, then this book by Cynthia L. Copeland is the best for you. This is an activity book, which you can consider when dealing with your child. It involves many activities like planning to visit the park, restaurant, going to movies, and many more activities to strengthen the bond between you and your child.
6. Dr. Spock’s Baby and Childcare
Dr. Spock, in his book provides insight to pediatric advice like dealing with emotional turmoil of children to breastfeeding techniques. It gives information about immunizations, gay and lesbian parenting, and medical assistance for children, etc.
7. What to Expect
You start reading this book as early as your initial months of pregnancy. It will give you deeper insight as to how to handle a child post birth. It has general baby care guide, medical care, and breastfeeding techniques, things that can cause allergy to the child, how to put the baby to sleep and many more. It also talks about how to deal with children during their growing years.
8. 1-2-3 Magic Parenting Solutions
This book talks about child discipline and how parents must deal with it. If your child is stubborn in the first place, this book tells you how to deal with the situation before giving a final warning politely. This is one of the best-selling parenting books available in the market.
9. Travels with Baby
It is very important to build up a strong relationship with your kids. Travelling with them can aid in this process. This book will tell you about how to safely travel with an infant, what things to be carried along, etc. With the help of this book, you will get knowledge about how to make travel plans with children and the measures you need for the same.
10. Building Character Skills in the Out of Control Child
Dr. C.R.Partidge, in his book helps parents to understand the necessity of character development for a child’s growth. If you are very lenient with your kids from an early stage, you are making them go out of control. Besides, it diagnoses the problems that come with inaccurately dealing with children. It can affect their development, moral ethics and make them behave immaturely. This book is a guideline to establish the four cornerstones required for character development.