Here is a list of my favourite POSITIVE PARENTING books. I’ve read them all and found each one to be really valuable in helping me develop skills and knowledge to parent confidently and with less stress.
As I read more books, I will add them to the list! If you have a favourite one that you think I’ve missed, add a comment to the bottom of the page. I’m always looking for more great resources.
Positive Parenting Book List
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
Connection Parenting: Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion, Through Love Instead of Fear, 2nd Edition
Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves: Transforming parent-child relationships from reaction and struggle to freedom, power and joy
Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason
Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community
Discipline Without Distress: 135 tools for raising caring, responsible children without time-out, spanking, punishment or briberyTo read a book review of this book, please click here.
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
Parenting from the Inside Out 10th Anniversary edition: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive
No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
Hi Sue, congrats on your journey and thank you for sharing it! It’s awesome to see another mom diving into positive parenting w/such passion and vulnerability. I look forward to reading some of the great-looking books you’ve recommended and wonder if you have read anything by Rebecca Eanes? And if so, what you think of her approach?
Sue Lively says
Hi Yebuny – thanks for taking the time to comment and I’m glad you found my corner of the blogosphere. I am familiar with Rebecca Eanes and her blog, however I have not read any of her books. She’s definitely one of the many positive parenting resources I would recommend. Have you read any of her books? Would you recommend one in particular?
Currently reading “Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters” by Meg Meeker. Thank you for this list. Will be sure to read each of them
Sue Lively says
I’ll have to check that one out Andrew. Thanks for the recommendation!
Great books, especially for me a soon to be parent.