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messageParenting book recommendation please
Posted by Chunksmum 19 July, 2013 19:37

Hi, Can anyone recommend a parenting book for me please? My son is 1 years old and in the first year I was given several parenting books but the only one I found helpful was 'The Babysense Secret' by Megan Faure. I had a brief look online for recommendations but the choice was overwhelming! Many Thanks

messageRe: Parenting book recommendation please
Posted by cashewnut 19 July, 2013 20:12

A very popular one that is very specific to toddlers is Taming Toddlers. It is quite good for : giving you a sense of perspective, tips on dealing with different types of behaviour, and seeing things through the child's eyes, although gets a bit repetitive and some of the advice seems a bit out of date.

[www.amazon.co.uk]

This one is aimed at parents of slightly older kids (2-8) but I found that it set out the general principles of managing behaviour really well. More useful in the longer run I think. (I started reading it at a similar point I think.)

[www.amazon.co.uk]

Edited to add that the second one is The Incredible Years mentioned in a few posts below.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2013:09:25:19:31:53 by cashewnut.

messageRe: Parenting book recommendation please
Posted by Saffron 20 July, 2013 10:10

'The Science of Parenting'

messageRe: Parenting book recommendation please
Posted by Chunksmum 20 July, 2013 21:30

Thanks for you responses, I'll take a look at those books recommended online.

messageRe: Parenting book recommendation please
Posted by londonhypnobirthing 21 July, 2013 12:01

This is a beautiful book on mindful parenting [www.amazon.co.uk]

messageRe: Parenting book recommendation please
Posted by mysticmark 21 July, 2013 17:47

A very good local relationship counsellor, who was helping me and other half through a combined knot of issues worsened by post natal depression, reccommended a lovely book called "The Incredible Years", which has a very 'seize the moment', loving and practical outlook. The title says it all imo. Best wishes smiling smiley

messageRe: Parenting book recommendation please
Posted by hpsaucey 22 July, 2013 23:41

I'll second this - lovely book!

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messageRe: Parenting book recommendation please
Posted by hettywainthropp 23 July, 2013 14:30

Unconditional Parenting - Alfie Kohn and Playful Parenting - Lawrence Cohen. Both invaluable if you're of the mindful parenting persuasion. I also like 'Why Love Matters' - Sue Gerhart, because it explains in the most definitive, science and research supported way why 'popular' parenting techniques are a bit rubbish (not that I would be judgemental in any way - each to their own and all that).

messageRe: Parenting book recommendation please
Posted by londonhypnobirthing 23 July, 2013 20:30

I second Playful Parenting too - it's great.

messageRe: Parenting book recommendation please
Posted by bluesuperted 23 July, 2013 22:03

Second Buddhism for Mothers and Why Love Matters, fab. Also Laura Markham 'peaceful parent happy child'

messageRe: Parenting book recommendation please
Posted by canela 24 July, 2013 17:06

Besame Mucho by Carlos Gonzalez. not sure what the English translation is but know it exists. if you google the name in spanish and put "in English" you should get a link. a lovely book with a really interesting discussion of parenting styles through the ages

messageRe: Parenting book recommendation please
Posted by bluesuperted 24 July, 2013 18:03

It's 'Kiss me! How to raise your child with love' and sounds fabulous, have read reviews plus articles by Carlos Gonzalez and it sounds great. Have read great things about 'My child won't eat' by the same author, very reassuring.

messageRe: Parenting book recommendation please
Posted by klove 11 September, 2013 09:06

Based on recommendations on this thread, I've just finished Buddhism for Mothers by Sarah Napthali. And it's really fantastic! I'm not a Buddhist by any stretch of the imagination but this book makes you feel calm and centred just by reading it. Highly recommended for any mother who wants to become a little more chilled.

messageRe: Parenting book recommendation please
Posted by alieh 11 September, 2013 10:51

I really recommend How To Talk So Kids Will Listen (and Listen So Kids Will Talk). It is useful for any age group I think:

In this international bestseller, experts Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish provide effective step by step techniques to help you improve and enrich your relationships with your children.

Learn how to:
Break a pattern of arguments
Cope with negative feelings
Engage your child's cooperation
Set clear limits and maintain goodwill
Express your emotions without being hurtful
Resolve conflicts peacefully

messageRe: Parenting book recommendation please
Posted by MichelleT 25 September, 2013 16:11

Kiss Me! and also Toddler Calm, who also run courses.

messageRe: Parenting book recommendation please
Posted by cactus 25 September, 2013 17:54

The Science of Parenting
The Whole Brain Child
The Parent/Child Game
Why Love Matters

messageRe: Parenting book recommendation please
Posted by scareyt 27 September, 2013 15:01

I liked Playful Parenting but LOVE "peaceful parents, happy kids"

Really easy to put in practice and it's transformed our everyday life with 3 year old from shouting and stress to wonderful. Can't recommend it enough. Even my sceptical husband is completely converted to this approach having seen what a huge difference it makes. :-)


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