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Best Attachment Parenting Books That Will Hook You

Looking for the best Attachment Parenting books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. The Attachment Parenting Book : A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby (2001)

 Best Attachment Parenting Books That Will Hook YouMight you and your baby both sleep better if you shared a bed? How old is too old for breastfeeding? What is a father’s role in nurturing a newborn? How does early attachment foster a child’s eventual independence? Dr. Bill and Martha Sears — the doctor-and-nurse, husband-and-wife team who coined the term “attachment parenting” — answer these and many more questions in this practical, inspiring guide. Attachment parenting is a style of parenting that encourages a strong early attachment, and advocates parental responsiveness to babies’ dependency needs. The Attachment Parenting Book clearly explains the six “Baby B’s” that form the basis…
Author(s): William Sears, Martha Sears

2. The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind (2012)

 Best Attachment Parenting Books That Will Hook YouNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The authors of No-Drama Discipline and The Yes Brain explain the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures in this pioneering, practical book. “Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your child’s struggles.”—Harvey Karp, M.D. In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to…
Author(s): Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson

3. Raising a Secure Child: How Circle of Security Parenting Can Help You Nurture Your Child’s Attachment, Emotional Resilience, and Freedom to Explore (2017)

 Best Attachment Parenting Books That Will Hook YouToday's parents are constantly pressured to be perfect. But in striving to do everything right, we risk missing what children really need for lifelong emotional security. Now the simple, powerful "Circle of Security" parenting strategies that Kent Hoffman, Glen Cooper, and Bert Powell have taught thousands of families are available in self-help form for the first time.  You will learn:  *How to balance nurturing and protectiveness with promoting your child's independence.  *What emotional needs a toddler or older child may be expressing through difficult behavior. *How your own upbringing affects…
Author(s): Kent Hoffman , Glen Cooper, et al.

4. Parenting with Theraplay®: Understanding Attachment and How to Nurture a Closer Relationship with Your Child (2017)

 Best Attachment Parenting Books That Will Hook YouTheraplay® is an attachment-focused model of parenting that helps parents to understand and relate to their child. Based on a sequence of play activities that are rooted in neuroscience, Theraplay offers a fun and easy way for parents and children to connect. Theraplay is particularly effective with looked after and adopted children.By providing an overview of Theraplay and the psychological principles that it is based on, parents and carers will gain an understanding of the basic theory of the model along with practical ideas for applying Theraplay to everyday family life. Through everyday case studies and easy language,…
Author(s): Helen Rodwell , Vivien Norris, et al.

5. No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind (2016)

 Best Attachment Parenting Books That Will Hook You  Highlighting the fascinating link between a child’s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, No-Drama Discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears—without causing a scene.  Defining the true meaning of the “d” word (to instruct, not to shout or reprimand), the authors explain how to reach your child, redirect emotions, and turn a meltdown into an opportunity for growth. By doing so, the cycle of negative behavior (and punishment) is essentially brought to a halt, as problem solving becomes a win/win…
Author(s): Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson

6. Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way (2012)

 Best Attachment Parenting Books That Will Hook YouMayim Bialik was the child star of the popular 1990s TV sitcom Blossom, but she definitely didn’t follow the typical child-star trajectory. Instead, Mayim got her PhD in neuroscience from UCLA, married her college sweetheart, and had two kids. Mayim then did what many new moms do—she read a lot of books, talked with other parents, and she soon started questioning a lot of the conventional wisdom she heard about the “right” way to raise a child. That’s when she turned to Attachment Parenting, a philosophy and lifestyle popularized by well-known physicians like…
Author(s): Bialik Ph.D., Mayim, Dr. Jay Gordon

7. Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive: 10th Anniversary Edition (2013)

 Best Attachment Parenting Books That Will Hook YouIn Parenting from the Inside Out, child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore the extent to which our childhood experiences shape the way we parent. Drawing on stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, they explain how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain, and offer parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories, which will help them raise compassionate and resilient children.Born out of a series of parents’ workshops that combined Siegel’s…
Author(s): Daniel J. Siegel, Mary Hartzell

8. The Attachment Connection: Parenting a Secure and Confident Child Using the Science of Attachment Theory (2008)

 Best Attachment Parenting Books That Will Hook YouStudies in the 1950s revealed that young children hospitalized without their parents respond first by crying for them, then by showing signs of despair, and finally by emotionally detaching from the parents and acting indifferent to their absence. This detachment is hard to repair and highly detrimental to a child’s development-most children who feel they cannot rely on their parents grow up to become more emotionally insecure and less self-assured than their peers. sorts out the facts from the fiction about parent-child attachment and shows how paying attention to the emotional needs of your child,…
Author(s): Newton PhD, Ruth, Schore PhD, Allan

9. Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting (The Peaceful Parent Series) (2012)

 Best Attachment Parenting Books That Will Hook YouBased on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don’t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe—or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions—and get them in check—so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Step-by-step examples…
Author(s): Dr. Laura Markham

10. The Baby Book, Revised Edition: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two (Sears Parenting Library) (2013)

 Best Attachment Parenting Books That Will Hook YouThe million-copy bestseller by “the man who remade motherhood” (TIME) has now been revised, expanded, and bought thoroughly up-to-date — with the latest information on everything from diapering to day care, from midwifery to hospital birthing rooms, from postpartum nutrition to infant development. The Searses draw from their vast experience both as medical professionals and pas parents to provide comprehensive information on virtually every aspect of infant care. The Baby Book focuses on the essential needs of babies — eating, sleeping, develipment, health, and comfort — as it addresses the questions of greatest concern to today’s…
Author(s): William Sears , Martha Sears, et al.

11. Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Traumatized Children (2017)

 Best Attachment Parenting Books That Will Hook YouA highly accessible resource for students and professionals as well as parents, Building the Bonds of Attachment presents a composite case study of one child’s developmental course following years of abuse and neglect. Weaving theory and research into a powerful narrative, Hughes offers effective methods for facilitating attachment in children who have experienced serious trauma. The text emphasizes both the specialized psychotherapy and parenting strategies often necessary in facilitating a child's psychological development and attachment security. Hughes…
Author(s): Daniel A. Hughes

12. The Whole-Brain Child Workbook: Practical Exercises, Worksheets and Activitis to Nurture Developing Minds (2015)

 Best Attachment Parenting Books That Will Hook YouDaniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson speak to audiences all over the world about their immensely popular best-sellers, The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline. The message Dan and Tina continually receive from their audiences, whether live or virtual, is that people are hungry for the opportunity to take the Whole-Brain ideas and go deeper with them. Thanks to this new workbook, they now can. The Whole-Brain Child Workbook has a unique, interactive approach that allows readers not only to think more deeply about how the ideas fit their own parenting approach, but also develop specific and practical…
Author(s): Daniel J Siegel, Payne Bryson, Tina

13. The Attachment Theory Workbook: Powerful Tools to Promote Understanding, Increase Stability, and Build Lasting Relationships (2019)

 Best Attachment Parenting Books That Will Hook YouPut attachment theory into practice―the definitive workbook. What do you want from your closest relationships, and are you getting it? What concrete steps do you need to take to develop happier and healthier attachments? These are the central questions attachment theory seeks to answer, and this definitive workbook shows you how to apply these insights to your life and relationships.Armed with effective tools and strategies, you’ll discover your personal attachment style and the role it plays in your closest relationships―with your partner, parents, siblings, or close friends. With guidance to…
Author(s): Chen LMFT, Annie

Best Attachment Parenting Books That Will Hook You

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Parenting with Theraplay®: Understanding Attachment and How to Nurture a Closer Relationship with Your Child

Author(s): Helen Rodwell, Vivien Norris, Miranda Smith, Phyllis Booth, Dafna Lender
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Year: 20178, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2290798

Raising a Secure Child: How Circle of Security Parenting Can Help You Nurture Your Child’s Attachment, Emotional Resilience, and Freedom to Explore

Author(s): Kent Hoffman, Glen Cooper, Bert Powell, Daniel J. Siegel, Christine M. Benton
Publisher: The Guilford Press, Year: 2017, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2117800

Militant Lactivism: Attachment Parenting and Intensive Motherhood in the UK and France

Author(s): Charlotte Faircloth
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Year: 2013, Size: 979 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 1307245

Brain-Based Parenting The Neuroscience of Caregiving for Healthy Attachment

Author(s): Hughes, Daniel A; Baylin, Jonathan; Siegel, Daniel J
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Year: 2012, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2090683

Attachment parenting : developing connections and healing children

Author(s): Arthur Becker-Weidman; Deborah Shell
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Year: 2010, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1191679

Raising Parents: Attachment, Parenting and Child Safety

Author(s): Patricia M. Crittenden
Publisher: Willan, Year: 2008, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 481938

Promoting Positive Parenting: An Attachment-Based Intervention

Author(s): Femmie Juffer, Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, Marinus H. van Ijzendoorn
Publisher: Routledge Academic, Year: 2007, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 338483

Understanding Attachment: Parenting, Child Care, and Emotional Development

Author(s): Jean Mercer
Publisher: , Year: 2005, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 414451

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really hot items according to USA Today, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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