Monday, February 28, 2011

Parenting Book List

Here is a list of all the books I think should be "must reads" on a the list of anyone who works with children in any capacity. The books are in order of my preference in the beginning, however, different books are better for differnt areas of parenting and child development so it depends many times on what speaks to you... ENJOY!

Unconditional Parenting
Punished By Rewards
No Competition
by Alfie Kohn
*you can also read many articles of Alfie's on his website.

Parent Effectiveness Training (PET) by Thomas Gordon

Siblings Without Rivalry
How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk
by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlich

Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne

Nurture Shock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

Parenting Well in a Media Age by Gloria DeGaetano

Endangered Minds: Why our children don’t think and what we can do about it
Failure to Connect: How computers affect our children’s minds and what we can do about it
by Jane Healy

You Are Your Child’s First Teacher by Rahima Baldwin Dancy

Caring for Infants with Respect by Magda Gerber

Smart Moves by Carla Hanaford

Reading Magic: How reading aloud to your children will change their lives forever
by Mem Fox

Between Parent and Child by Haim Ginot

Speaking of Sex
More Speaking of Sex
by Meg Hinckly

The Hurried Child by David Elkind


  1. Very good list! Now I don't have to ramble on anymore and promise people links. I will just send them this post as a one stop shop.

  2. hmmm...I already have 3-4 of these on my that odd for a wedding registry? lol