Parenting Books that Rocked My World

As a (former) desperate parent and a parenting coach for the past 13 years, I've read a lot of parenting books. And in my world, these are the best of the best.

  • William Glasser, Choice Theory

  • Jean Liedloff, The Continuum Concept

  • Gordon Neufeld & Gabor Mate, Hold onto Your Kids – Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

  • Alfie Kohn, Unconditional Parenting

  • Resa Steindel Brown, The Call to Brilliance: A True Story to Inspire Parents and Educators

Recommended Parenting Books

  • Nancy Buck, How to be a Great Parent

  • Barbara Coloroso, Kids Are Worth It - Raising Resilient, Responsible, Compassionate Kids

  • Susan Stiffelman, Parenting Without Power Struggles: Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm, and Connected

  • Helen Jones, Roles and Goals

  • Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families

  • Alfie Kohn, Beyond Discipline

  • Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlich, How to Talk so Kids Will Listen

  • Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlich, Liberated Parents, Liberated Children

  • Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlich, How to Be the Parent You Always Wanted to Be

  • Jane Bluestein, Parents, Teens, and Boundaries - How to Draw the Line

  • Laura Markham, Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids

  • Jennifer Kolari, Connected Parenting

  • Jennifer Kolari, You're Ruining My Life!

  • Alyson Schafer, Breaking the Good Mom Myth

  • Alyson Schafer, Honey, I Wrecked the Kids

  • Alyson Schafer, Ain't Misbehavin'

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Further Reading

  • William Ury, The Power of a Positive No

  • Byron Katie, Loving What Is

  • Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

  • Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements

  • Don Miguel Ruiz, The Voice of Knowledge

  • Daniel Pink, Drive - The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

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