We often get plenty of conflicting and unsolicited parenting advice – be it from helpful family members or on the internet. It is no wonder that parenting books still remains as one of the most trusted sources. These books contains expert advice from child educators, psychologists, and other medical experts along with tried and tested methods to help parents connect with their children. Whether you are looking for generic parenting advice, tips on getting your kids to sleep through the night or eat their veggies, or perhaps targeted tips on connecting with your child through their teenage years, we’ve got just the book recommendations!
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The Montessori Baby is ideal for new parents who want to raise their little ones with love, respect and understanding. The book is filled with hundreds of practical ideas and points on understanding what is happening with your baby the moment they were born until they turn one year of age. There are also plenty of tips on how to create a "Montessori experience" for your little one through home activities that encourage baby's movement and language development at their own pace - all of which were acquired and researched by the co-authors who posses deep expertise in infant care and education.
The Montessori Baby: A Parent's Guide to Nurturing Your Baby with Love, Respect, and Understanding By Junnifa Uzodike and Simone Davies, Priced at $26.55, Available on Amazon
The first few months of a newborn up to their first birthday is filled with multiple growth spurts and developmental leaps. These often lead to cranky moments that could frazzle even the most experienced parents. For new parents, being able to anticipate predictable fussy phases―and the magic that follows―is a game-changer, courtesy of The Wonder Weeks. This award-winning guide is based on ground-breaking behavioral research that explains how babies experience ten magical “leaps” during the first 20 months of life. It reassures parents that fussiness, regression and wakeful nights are necessary for growth and will not last forever!
The Wonder Weeks: A Stress-Free Guide to Your Baby’s Behavior By Xaviera Plooij & Frans X. Plooij, Priced at $27.59, Available on Amazon
Let's face it - all parents want their little ones to be the happiest baby in the neighborhood! But sometimes, calming a wailing baby requires a mix of luck as well as tried-and-tested techniques. And Dr Harvey Karp has practically nailed those techniques with this book. Thousands of parents, from regular moms and dads to Hollywood superstars, have come to baby expert Dr. Harvey Karp to learn his remarkable techniques for soothing babies and increasing sleep. The Happiest Baby On The Block covers latest insights into infant sleep, bedsharing, breastfeeding, swaddling, and SIDS risk. This book is perfect for parents and grandparents as well as nurses and nannies.
The Happiest Baby On The Block By Dr Harvey Karp, Priced at S$22.91, Available on Amazon
John Resomond is a renowned family psychologist and this book covers his complete philosophy and methodology in raising happy and healthy children. It begins with tips to manage toddlers through the "terrific" twos and threes and all way up to pre-school and tweens age. The book also offers traditional, non-psychological parenting and includes plenty of real child-rearing issues and questions raised by parents.
John Rosemond's New Parent Power! (Volume 11) By John Rosemond, Priced at S$32 Available on Amazon
Disciplining a child can be tough. Should you spank them? Should you reprimand them or perhaps put them in a corner? If you find yourself at wits' end, there is still hope - thanks to John Rosemond's The Well-Behaved Child. This beloved author shares his seven essential tools for raising a child who pays attention and obeys. These proven and user-friendly techniques provides you with everything you need to deal effectively with a wide range of discipline problems in children of all ages.
The Well-Behaved Child: Discipline That Really Works! By John Rosemond, Priced at S$22.85, Available on Amazon
Children often have a mind and opinions of their own. What do you do when a little kid screams in his car seat or pinches the little baby? Faber and King, each a parenting expert in their own right, share their wisdom that have been accumulated over years of conducting How To Talk workshops with parents, teachers, and pediatricians. Combining a mix of storytelling, cartoons, and observations from their workshops, the book offers concrete tools and tips that will transform your relationship with your children! There is even a dedicated section that addresses the special needs of children with sensory processing and autism spectrum disorders.
How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7 By Joanna Faber & Julie King, Priced at $21.64, Available on Amazon
Ever wondered what happened to that sweet little child of yours the moment he or she entered the pre-teens phase? Most importantly, how do you handle it? Julie Ross, parenting expert and executive director of Parenting Horizons, shows you exactly what is going with your child during this prickly phase and offers you tips and tools to help you correctly handle this nightmarish tween behavior. Tips include breaking the "nagging cycle", assigning your child responsibilities, and broaching the topic of sex, drugs and alcohol.
How to Hug a Porcupine: Negotiating the Prickly Points of the Tween Years By Julie Ross, Priced at S$21.16, Available on Amazon
Internally acclaimed and award-winning experts on adult-child communication, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish shares straightforward and down-to-earth advice on building the foundation for lasting relationships between parents and teens! This book offers innovative and easy-to-implement suggestion along with proven techniques to help both parents and tweens safely navigate the often stormy years of adolescence.
How To Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Will Teens By Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish, Priced at S$20.90, Available on Amazon
Preparing your teens for adulthood can be a tricky affair. How do you impact them with life values with the constant "nagging" or damaging the relationship? This book empowers parents with the skills necessary to set boundaries and limits, teach important life skills and encourage independent decision-making in their teenage years and beyond.
Parenting Teens With Love & Logic: Preparing Adolescents For Responsible Adulthood By Jim Fay, Priced at S$35.17, Available at Amazon
From curfews and home rules to cliques and alcohol, the teenage years are undoubtedly one of the toughest phase for any child and parent. This handy rulebook by parenting expert, Michael J. Bradley, giving parents the practical tips, training and skills that parents need to transform their teenage children into strong, confident, productive adults.
Yes, Your Teen is Crazy: Loving Your Kid without Losing Your Mind By Michael J. Bradley, Priced at $35.29, Available on Amazon
Check out these other parenting books as well:
Newborns to 2 years old:
Toddlers To Pre-School/School-Age
Adolescents To Teens
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