Top 10 Best Books on Parenting

From childhood challenges to teenage tantrums, we have a great range of parenting and family books to help parents and would-be parents resolve problems and raise children to be as healthy and happy as possible.

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1. What Every Parent Needs to Know

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Toby Young & Miranda Thomas

This insightful step-by-step guide shows you what you can expect when your child reaches primary school age. It explains what your child is learning, what they should know at the start and end of each year, and whether they're behaving themselves or not! With games, exercises and lots of tips, this essential book can help you prepare, encourage and nurture your child every step of the way.




2. How to Unplug Your Child

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Liat Hughes Joshi

If you're tired of seeing your kids glued to gadgets, this is the book for you. With activities for all ages from pre-schoolers to teenagers, this book contains 101 fun ways you can convince your child to turn off their devices and start enjoying real activities! The bite-sized chapters include engaging indoor activities, outside fun, and a range of hobbies and interests, from cooking to science to nature and more.


3. The Gentle Sleep Book

The Gentle Sleep Book - Paperback - 9780349405209 - Sarah Ockwell-Smith
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Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Getting children to sleep can seem an endless challenge! But this indispensable guide can hugely help the process, from bringing a newborn home to when they're settling into school life. The book uses cutting-edge research to provide a gentle, no-tears approach to lots of sleep issues, such as night waking, bed-wetting and more. Perfect for both expectant and exasperated parents, sleepless nights can be ended for good.





4. The Whole-Brain Child

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Tina Payne Bryson & Daniel J. Siegel

Discover how a child's brain is wired and how it matures with this enlightening book. Different parts of the brain develop at different speeds, and understanding these differences can help you turn any tantrum, argument or fear into an opportunity to nurture your child's brain and raise a calmer, happier child. With clear explanations and age-appropriate strategies, you can help your child lead a balanced and meaningful life.



5. Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting

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Noel Janis-Norton

For children aged 3-13, this revolutionary programme gives you simple steps to dispel the daily dramas of parenting. It tries to solve that age-old question: how do you get your children to listen to you and do what you ask, the first time you ask? This book reveals how you can cooperate with your children and bring joy back into your interactions with them - and how you should react when they become defiant or argumentative.





6. How to Be the Parent You Always Wanted to Be

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Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

This fun and brilliant book features cartoon illustrations, FAQs, stories and exercises designed to help you hone your parenting skills. Audio dramatizations on a CD demonstrate skills in action so you know exactly what to do. Discover how to use simple techniques that can make relationships with children of all ages more enjoyable. You'lll learn how to deal with children's emotions, set firm limits, secure your child's cooperation, resolve conflicts and more.



7. The Wonder Weeks

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Frans X. Plooij

This accessible and fascinating book allows the expectant or new parent to learn all about the developmental changes that babies go through in the first 20 months of their lives. Understand how the need for bodily contact and attention are related to major developmental leaps, how to encourage and nurture babies through the developmental stages, and how to handle the three Cs of fussy behaviour: Cranky, Clingy and Crying.





8. Get Out of My Life

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Tony Wolf & Suzanne Franks

There's no doubt about it: teenagehood is tough, both for teenagers themselves and for their parents! But this invaluable book can help with everything from social media and online threats to school, sex, drugs and more. It explains how to translate teenage-speak, resolve conflicts and be kind on yourself!




9. Raising Kids Who Read

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Daniel T. Willingham

In the digital age, it's getting harder and harder to get kids interested in reading books, rather than just their social media page! In this fantastic book, psychology professor Daniel T. Willingham explains how to inspire a love of books in children that will last forever. With amusing cultural references, examples, and steps for taking action, this is an invaluable guide for developing a love of reading in children, with different techniques as kids grow.



10. The Conscious Parent

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Dr. Shefali Tsabary

This beautifully insightful book is all about becoming mindful of your behaviour and engaging with your child as an individual. As parents become "conscious" of their parenting, they can release their own emotional baggage and transform their relationship with their kids, developing happy, well-adjusted children. The book features a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.