The 17 Best Parenting Books (For Moms and Dads)

The 17 Best Parenting Books (For Moms and Dads)

17 Books For Every Parent


The Best Parenting Books (or at least my favorites)

Positive Parenting By Rebecca Eanes

  • This book is such a fast read. It encourages so much introspection (which I think is characteristic of this parenting style…it starts with the parent) and gives a lot of practical examples. This was the first book I read on Positive Parenting :)

  • Positive Parenting shows parents how to remain connected while still being the leader every child needs….Say goodbye to regrets and heartache, and hello to peace and connection. Your beautiful journey begins here.”
    --Dr. Laura Markham, author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids, from the foreword

The Whole Brain Child By Daniel J Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

  • Daniel Siegel is a licensed neuropsychiatrist. It’s amazing to know that the 12 strategies presented in this book are rooted in science.

  • “Siegel and Bryson reveal that an integrated brain with parts that cooperate in a coordinated and balanced manner creates a better understanding of self, stronger relationships, and success in school, among other benefits. With illustrations, charts, and even a handy ‘Refrigerator Sheet,’ the authors have made every effort to make brain science parent-friendly.”—Publishers Weekly


Wild At Heart By John Eldredge

  • This book really helped Dallin to see George as a beautiful young man full of potential with a wild heart that needs to be let free, guided, and directed rather than controlled or restrained. It’s written specifically for men. I haven’t read it, but Dallin loved it. It also talks at length about where to look for validation as a man and how true validation comes from Christ.

  • Eldredge believes that institutions can oppress a man's heart and keep society from benefiting from his fierce desire to love, do good, fight evil, and go beyond the limits. The exceptional writing and ideational balance (and a sensitive interpretation by Kelly Dolan) make this a compelling effort to integrate the hero's gritty nature with the public good.' T.W. © AudioFile Portland, Maine --T.W. © AudioFile Portland, Maine

Dads Who Stay And Fight By Greg Trimble

  • Viral blogger Greg Trimble has reached millions through his blog by writing about topics he's passionate about. But when it's all said and done, he feels most passionate about being a dad. In his debut book, Greg approaches fatherhood in a way that is fun and easy to understand. By drawing upon the wisdom of some of the world's greatest dads, Greg is able to help future dads, new dads, and even seasoned dads leave a legacy, be remembered, and be a hero to their families. (From the back cover)

Boundaries with Kids By Henry Cloud and John Townsend

  • From the back cover

  • What the award-winning Boundaries has done for adult relationships, Boundaries with Kids will do for you and your children

    Here is the help you need for raising your kids to take responsibility for their actions, attitudes, and emotions. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend take you through the ins and outs of instilling the kind of character in your children that will help them lead balanced, productive, and fulfilling adult lives.

    Learn how to:
    set limits and still be a loving parent
    bring control to an out-of-control family life
    apply the ten laws of boundaries to parenting
    define appropriate boundaries and consequences for your kids
    and much more.

    “Boundaries with Kids helps us give our kids the skills they need to live realistic and full lives in meaningful relationships. Not perfect--but healthy!”
    --Elisa Morgan, president of MOPS International, Inc.

The Smartest Kids In The World By Amanda Ripley

7 Habits of Highly Effective People By Steven R. Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families: Building a Beautiful Family


The Entitlement Trap By Richard and Linda Eyre


Parenting With Love and Logic By Foster Cline and Jim Fay

The 5 Love Languages of Children By Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell

The Conscious Parent By Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Christlike Parenting By Glenn Latham


Parenting Without Power Struggles By Susan Stiffelman

  • How to raise joyful resilient kids

Ignore It By Catherine Pearlman

This is the one I’m reading RIGHT NOW!

Nurture Shock

  • Such a fascinating read! Gets to the heart of HOW we grow and learn!

How To Talk So Kids Will Listen And Listen So Kids Will Talk By Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

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Authoritative, Gentle, and Positive Parenting - What I've learned

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