Before actually becoming a parent it is better to be prepared for everything and this why you might want to find the best parenting books. There are numerous books on the market, but many of them tell you the things that everybody knows, without going in the depth of the problems. Here are some books that you will like for sure.
Your Baby and Child: From Birth to Age Five by Penelope Leach
This is a great book in case you would like to learn the how-tos of parenting regarding babies, toddlers and also preschoolers. You will have the possibility to read about the practical aspects (such as how to bathe a baby) as well as about the emotional aspects (like how to handle the toddler temper tantrums). Even more, the author has a really warm voice that makes it possible for you to see things from your child’s point of view.
Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems: New, Revised, and Expanded Edition by Richard Ferber
This is one of the best books on the market for the parents that didn’t have a good night’s sleep for a long time. It is clearly and simply explained how sleep works and how you should make the child fall asleep and stays asleep. The first edition has been criticized many times, and this is why this new and extended edition appeared.
Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense by Ellyn Satter
One of the most important aspects of parenthood is feeding. After a while it also becomes a minefield for parents, especially in case the child gets picky. If you get to read this book, you will know everything regarding the way kids should be fed, starting with babies and going up. There are also some good ways presented through which you can avoid to have fights during the mealtimes.
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Elaine Mazlish, Adele Faber
This is truly one of the best parenting books of them all, and in case you would like to read only one book, this should be it. This book sets up a framework of how you should be communicating with your kid and to make him or her cooperate without making any threats or giving punishment.
It teaches you how to deal with the emotions of the child and also your emotions, including impatience and anger. In the end you will be able to make the children find their own solutions.
The Secret of Parenting: How to Be in Charge of Today’s Kids – from Toddlers to Preteens – Without Threats or Punishment by Anthony E. Wolf
This is a funny book, but in the same time realistic on how to deal with kids when they are whining, have tantrums or when they are being disobedient. This is one of the best parenting books because it offers tips on how to handle annoying and childish behavior that all kids have from time to time and so being a parent will become a lot easier.
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