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Best Positive Parenting Books Everyone Should Read

There are countless Positive Parenting courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide (The Positive Parent Series) (2016)

Best Positive Parenting Books Everyone Should Read“This is a must-read for every family that yearns to create peace and harmony.” Tired of yelling and nagging? True family connection is possible–and this essential guide shows us how.Popular parenting blogger Rebecca Eanes believes that parenting advice should be about more than just getting kids to behave. Struggling to maintain a meaningful connection with her two little ones and frustrated by the lack of emotionally aware books for parents, she began to share her own insights with readers online. Her following has grown into a thriving…
Author(s): Rebecca Eanes, Dr. Laura Markham

2. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk (2012)

Best Positive Parenting Books Everyone Should ReadThe ultimate “parenting bible” (The Boston Globe) with a new foreword—and available as an ebook for the first time—a timeless, beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors.Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish “are doing for parenting today what Dr. Spock did for our generation” (Parent Magazine).  Now, this bestselling classic includes fresh insights and suggestions as well as the author’s time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations…
Author(s): Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish

3. Power of Positive Parenting: A Wonderful Way to Raise Children (1994)

Best Positive Parenting Books Everyone Should ReadNew…
Author(s): Glenn Latham, Sidney W Bijou

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

Best Positive Parenting Books Everyone Should ReadBased 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….
Author(s): Dr. Laura Markham

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

Best Positive Parenting Books Everyone Should ReadNEW 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…
Author(s): Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson

6. Positive Discipline: The Classic Guide to Helping Children Develop Self-Discipline, Responsibility, Cooperation, and Problem-Solving Skills (2006)

Best Positive Parenting Books Everyone Should ReadFor twenty-five years, Positive Discipline has been the gold standard reference for grown-ups working with children. Now Jane Nelsen, distinguished psychologist, educator, and mother of seven, has written a revised and expanded edition. The key to positive discipline is not punishment, she tells us, but mutual respect. Nelsen coaches parents and teachers to be both firm and kind, so that any child–from a three-year-old toddler to a rebellious teenager–can learn creative cooperation and self-discipline with no loss of dignity. Inside you’ll discover how to• bridge communication gaps• defuse power…
Author(s): Nelsen Ed.D., Jane

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

Best Positive Parenting Books Everyone Should Read  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)…
Author(s): Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson

8. If I Have to Tell You One More Time…: The Revolutionary Program That Gets Your Kids To Listen Without Nagging, Remindi ng, or Yelling (2012)

Best Positive Parenting Books Everyone Should ReadWhy does it feel sometimes as if our children have special powers that enable them to tune us out completely? You ask your child to do her homework, get ready for school or bedtime. You think she heard you but . . . no response. You’ve tried everything—time-outs, nagging, counting to three—and nothing seems to work. In this invaluable book, Amy McCready, founder of the popular online parenting course Positive Parenting Solutions, presents a nag-and-scream-free program for compassionately yet effectively, correcting your children’s bad behavior.McCready draws on Adlerian…
Author(s): Amy McCready

9. The Positive Parenting Workbook: An Interactive Guide for Strengthening Emotional Connection (The Positive Parent Series) (2018)

Best Positive Parenting Books Everyone Should ReadWith more than one million Facebook followers for her Positive Parenting online community, Rebecca Eanes has become a trusted voice among parents who are looking for a better way — hoping to dial down the drama, frustration, stress and resentment that’s all too common in our hectic times. This inspiring and inviting guide walks readers through the process of charting a new path, toward greater emotional awareness, clear communication, and even joyful moments in parenting (remember those?).Filled with encouraging prompts and plenty of room to…
Author(s): Rebecca Eanes

10. The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively (2016)

Best Positive Parenting Books Everyone Should ReadMore than 1 million sold! The #1 New York Times bestselling The 5 Love Languages® has helped millions of couples learn the secret to building a love that lasts. Now discover how to speak your child’s love language in a way that he or she understands. Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Ross Campbell help you: Plus: Find dozens of tips for practical ways to speak your child’s love language. Discover your child’s primary language—then speak it—and you will be well on your way to a stronger relationship with your flourishing child….
Author(s): Gary Chapman, Ross Campbell

11. How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7 (2017)

Best Positive Parenting Books Everyone Should ReadA must-have guide for anyone who lives or works with young kids, with an introduction by Adele Faber, coauthor of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, the international mega-bestseller The Boston Globe dubbed “The Parenting Bible.”For nearly forty years, parents have turned to How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk for its respectful and effective solutions to the unending challenges of raising children. Now, in response to growing demand, Adele’s daughter, Joanna Faber, along with Julie King, tailor How to Talk’s powerful communication skills to…
Author(s): Joanna Faber, Julie King

12. Positive Discipline Parenting Tools: The 49 Most Effective Methods to Stop Power Struggles, Build Communication, and Raise Empowered, Capable Kids (2016)

Best Positive Parenting Books Everyone Should ReadWith Positive Discipline, an encouragement model based on both kindness and firmness, you don’t have to choose between these two extremes. Using these 49 Positive Discipline tools, honed and perfected after years of real-world research and feedback, you’ll be able to work with your children instead of against them. The goal isn’t perfection but providing you with the techniques you need to help your children develop the life and social skills you hope for them, such as respect for self and others, problem-solving ability, and self-regulation. The tenets of Positive Discipline consistently foster…
Author(s): Nelsen Ed.D., Jane , Mary Nelsen Tamborski, et al.

13. POSITIVE PARENTING: The Essential Guide To The Most Important Years of Your Child’s Life (2019)

Best Positive Parenting Books Everyone Should Read♠♠♠ Being a parent is one of life’s greatest challenges.♠♠♠For many years it was believed that continually berating and punishing their children was the best choice to educate them. Only in the last few years has the practice of positive disciplines been established.By reading this book you will learn: With this essential guide you will learn how to connect with your child and how to raise happy and disciplined children.Get ready to improve your parenting skills. Scroll up and click “Add to Cart”…
Author(s): Susan Garcia

14. Positive Child Guidance (2015)

Best Positive Parenting Books Everyone Should ReadPOSITIVE CHILD GUIDANCE, Eighth Edition, equips readers with information on how to guide, manage, and cope with the behavior of children. The book provides insight into children’s efforts to understand their own emerging needs and feelings while coping with adult expectations. The author outlines workable steps for creating a cooperative, respectful community of children and adults, with special emphasis on sensitivity to cultural needs, cultural differences, and developmentally appropriate practice. You’ll also find a range of practical, effective, and flexible guidance strategies based…
Author(s): Darla Ferris Miller

15. Toddler Discipline for Every Age and Stage: Effective Strategies to Tame Tantrums, Overcome Challenges, and Help Your Child Grow (2018)

Best Positive Parenting Books Everyone Should ReadToddler Discipline for Every Age and Stage offers practical, age-appropriate toddler discipline strategies for managing the everyday challenges of toddlerhood and guiding your child to becoming their best self.Toddlers are constantly changing, and they can easily become overwhelmed by it all. When faced with the meltdowns that toddlers are famous for, it can be difficult to know which toddler discipline techniques will best help your child grow into a stronger, kinder person. Toddler Discipline for Every Age and Stage delivers essential toddler discipline tools for dealing with…
Author(s): Aubrey Hargis, Sylvester PhD, Breana

Best Positive Parenting Books Everyone Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some positive parenting books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Rational Positive Parenting Program

Author(s): Oana A. David, Raymond DiGiuseppe
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1407812

Positive Discipline for Teenagers. Empowering Your Teens and Yourself Through Kind and Firm Parenting

Author(s): Jane Nelsen,Lynn Lott
Publisher: Random House;Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony;Harmony, Year: 2012, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1347168

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

Positive Discipline A-Z - A 1001 Solutions to Everyday Parenting Problems

Author(s): Nelsen, Jane; Lott, Lynn; A, M; Glenn, Stephen
Publisher: Three Rivers Press, Year: 2007, Size: 942 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2091377

Parenting Your Adopted Child : A Positive Approach to Building a Strong Family

Author(s): Andrew Adesman, Christine Adamec, Susan Caughman
Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Year: 2004, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 526527

Children Are from Heaven: Positive Parenting Skills for Raising Cooperative, Confident, and Compassionate Children

Author(s): John Gray
Publisher: , Year: 2001, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 485955

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely 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 books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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