Top 10 Best Books to Read in Parenting & Relationships - October 2021



Books in the parenting non-fiction genre revolve around the role of parents in bringing up their kids. This genre can be about child care, kid’s education, kids behavioral challenges, discipline, and dealing with kids with special needs. The main focus of this genre is to instruct parents about problems that they would face while raising their kids. Books in the relationship non-fiction genre cover all issues relating to marriages, dating, proposals, breakups, and divorce. They can be about father/son, mother/daughter, boyfriend/ girlfriend, and husband/wife. The main objective of this genre is to guide one about the ways to overcome the clashes and struggles in a relationship. Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Parenting & Relationships.

1. What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Parenting & Relationships - October 2021

"Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry are both capable, likable narrators who are sincerely engaged with their subject matter...The performances of these two humanitarians make this a must-hear for anyone recovering from their traumatic past." ( AudioFile Magazine ) This program is read by the authors. Our earliest experiences shape our lives far down the road, and What Happened to You? provides powerful scientific and emotional insights into the behavioral patterns so many of us struggle to understand. “Through this lens we can build a renewed sense of personal self-worth and ultimately recalibrate our responses to circumstances, situations, and relationships. It is, in other words, the key to reshaping our very lives." (Oprah Winfrey) This audiobook is going to change the way you see your life. Have you ever wondered "Why did I do that?" or "Why can't I just control my behavior?" Others may judge our reactions and think, "What's wrong with that person?" When questioning our emotions, it's easy to place the blame on ourselves; holding ourselves and those around us to an impossible standard. It's time we started asking a different question. Through deeply personal conversations, Oprah Winfrey and renowned brain and trauma expert Dr. Bruce Perry offer a groundbreaking and profound shift from asking “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?” Here, Winfrey shares stories from her own past, understanding through experience the vulnerability that comes from facing trauma and adversity at a young age. In conversation throughout the audiobook, she and Dr. Perry focus on understanding people, behavior, and ourselves. It’s a subtle but profound shift in our approach to trauma, and it’s one that allows us to understand our pasts in order to clear a path to our future - opening the door to resilience and healing in a proven, powerful way. A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books

  • Author: Oprah Winfrey
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Child

                 

2. Beautiful Country: A Memoir


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Parenting & Relationships - October 2021

A TODAY SHOW #READWITHJENNA BOOK CLUB PICK! An incandescent memoir from an astonishing new talent, Beautiful Country puts readers in the shoes of an undocumented child living in poverty in the richest country in the world.   "Extraordinary…Consider this remarkable memoir a new classic."— Publishers Weekly , *Starred Review* In Chinese, the word for America, Mei Guo, translates directly to “beautiful country.” Yet when seven-year-old Qian arrives in New York City in 1994 full of curiosity, she is overwhelmed by crushing fear and scarcity. In China, Qian’s parents were professors; in America, her family is “illegal” and it will require all the determination and small joys they can muster to survive.     In Chinatown, Qian’s parents labor in sweatshops. Instead of laughing at her jokes, they fight constantly, taking out the stress of their new life on one another. Shunned by her classmates and teachers for her limited English, Qian takes refuge in the library and masters the language through books, coming to think of The Berenstain Bears as her first American friends. And where there is delight to be found, Qian relishes it: her first bite of gloriously greasy pizza, weekly “shopping days,” when Qian finds small treasures in the trash lining Brooklyn’s streets, and a magical Christmas visit to Rockefeller Center—confirmation that the New York City she saw in movies does exist after all.     But then Qian’s headstrong Ma Ma collapses, revealing an illness that she has kept secret for months for fear of the cost and scrutiny of a doctor’s visit. As Ba Ba retreats further inward, Qian has little to hold onto beyond his constant refrain: Whatever happens, say that you were born here, that you’ve always lived here.     Inhabiting her childhood perspective with exquisite lyric clarity and unforgettable charm and strength, Qian Julie Wang has penned an essential American story about a family fracturing under the weight of invisibility, and a girl coming of age in the shadows, who never stops seeking the light.

  • Author: Qian Julie Wang
  • Publisher: Doubleday (September 7, 2021)
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Community & Culture
  • ISBN: 978-0385547215
  • Dimensions: 6.52 x 1.14 x 9.56 inches

                 

3. How to Win Friends & Influence People


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Parenting & Relationships - October 2021

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you! Simon & Schuster Audio is proud to present one of the best-selling books of all time, Dale Carnegie's perennial classic How to Win Friends and Influence People , presented here in its entirety. For over 60 years the rock-solid, time-tested advice in this audiobook has carried thousands of now-famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. With this truly phenomenal audiobook, learn: The six ways to make people like you The twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking The nine ways to change people without arousing resentment And much, much more! There is room at the top, when you know... How to Win Friends and Influence People .

  • Author: Dale Carnegie
  • Genre: Self-Help, Relationships, Friendship

                 

4. Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Parenting & Relationships - October 2021

It's been nearly 25 years since Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad first made waves in the Personal Finance arena. It has since become the #1 Personal Finance book of all time... translated into dozens of languages and sold around the world. Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert's story of growing up with two dads — his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad — and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you. 20 Years... 20/20 Hindsight In the 20th Anniversary Edition of this classic, Robert offers an update on what we’ve seen over the past 20 years related to money, investing, and the global economy. Sidebars throughout the book will take readers “fast forward” — from 1997 to today — as Robert assesses how the principles taught by his rich dad have stood the test of time. In many ways, the messages of Rich Dad Poor Dad , messages that were criticized and challenged two decades ago, are more meaningful, relevant and important today than they were 20 years ago. As always, readers can expect that Robert will be candid, insightful... and continue to rock more than a few boats in his retrospective. Will there be a few surprises? Count on it. Rich Dad Poor Dad ... • Explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich • Challenges the belief that your house is an asset • Shows parents why they can't rely on the school system to teach their kids about money • Defines once and for all an asset and a liability • Teaches you what to teach your kids about money for their future financial success

  • Author: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Publisher: Plata Publishing; Second edition (April 11, 2017)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Personal Finance
  • ISBN: 978-1612680170
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 8.75 inches

                 

5. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Parenting & Relationships - October 2021

Over 12 million copies sold! A New York Times bestseller for 10 years running. Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge. How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life? In the #1 New York Times international bestseller The 5 Love Languages , you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner—starting today. The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work. Includes the Couple's Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one.

  • Author: Gary Chapman
  • Publisher: Northfield Publishing; Reprint edition (January 1, 2015)
  • Genre: Self-Help, Relationships
  • ISBN: 978-0802412706
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.39 x 8.5 inches

                 



6. Raising Good Humans: A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Parenting & Relationships - October 2021

“A wise and fresh approach to mindful parenting.” (Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance ) A kinder, more compassionate world starts with kind and compassionate kids. In Raising Good Humans , you’ll find powerful and practical strategies to break free from “reactive parenting” habits and raise kind, cooperative, and confident kids. Whether you’re running late for school, trying to get your child to eat their vegetables, or dealing with an epic meltdown in the checkout line at a grocery store - being a parent is hard work! And, as parents, many of us react in times of stress without thinking - often by yelling. But what if, instead of always reacting on autopilot, you could respond thoughtfully in those moments, keep your cool, and get from A to B on time and in one piece? With this book, you’ll find powerful mindfulness skills for calming your own stress response when difficult emotions arise. You’ll also discover strategies for cultivating respectful communication, effective conflict resolution, and reflective listening. In the process, you’ll learn to examine your own unhelpful patterns and ingrained reactions that reflect the generational habits shaped by your parents, so you can break the cycle and respond to your children in more skillful ways. When children experience a parent reacting with kindness and patience, they learn to act with kindness as well - thereby altering generational patterns for a kinder, more compassionate future. With this essential guide, you’ll see how changing your own “autopilot reactions” can create a lasting positive impact, not just for your kids, but for generations to come. An essential, must-listen for all parents - now more than ever. “To raise the children we hope to raise, we have to learn to become the person we hoped to be…. This wonderful book will help you handle the ride.” (KJ Dell’Antonia, author of How to Be a Happier Parent ) “Hunter Clarke-Fields shares her wisdom and personal experience to help parents create peaceful families.” (Joanna Faber and Julie King, coauthors of How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen )

  • Author: Hunter Clarke-Fields MSAE
  • Genre: Self-Help, Relationships, Conflict Management

                 

7. What to Expect When You're Expecting


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Parenting & Relationships - October 2021

America’s pregnancy bible answers all your baby questions. When can I take home a pregnancy test? How can I eat for two if I’m too queasy to eat for one? Can I keep up my spinning classes? Is fish safe to eat? And what’s this I hear about soft cheese? Can I work until I deliver? What are my rights on the job? I’m blotchy and broken out—where’s the glow? Should we do a gender reveal? What about a 4-D ultrasound? Will I know labor when I feel it? Your pregnancy explained and your pregnant body demystified, head (what to do about those headaches) to feet (why they’re so swollen), back (how to stop it from aching) to front (why you can’t tell a baby by mom’s bump). Filled with must-have information, practical advice, realistic insight, easy-to-use tips, and lots of reassurance, you’ll also find the very latest on prenatal screenings, which medications are safe, and the most current birthing options—from water birth to gentle c-sections. Your pregnancy lifestyle gets equal attention, too: eating (including food trends) to coffee drinking, working out (and work) to sex, travel to beauty, skin care, and more. Have pregnancy symptoms? You will—and you’ll find solutions for them all. Expecting multiples? There’s a chapter for you. Expecting to become a dad? This book has you covered, too.

  • Author: Heidi Murkoff
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing; 5th edition (May 1, 2016)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Women's Health
  • ISBN: 978-0761187486

                 

8. I Am Confident, Brave & Beautiful: A Coloring Book for Girls


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Parenting & Relationships - October 2021

This groundbreaking coloring book is all about building a girl's confidence, imagination, and spirit! The 22+ coloring pages encourage girls to think beyond social conventions and inspire conversations with adults about what it really means to be confident, brave, and beautiful. Features & Highlights: Whimsical black-and-white line drawings explore concepts like bravery, beauty, strength, creativity, independence and more Positive, educational and fun a great gift for any girl Based on studies showing that coloring books can combat stereotypes and positively impact girls' interest in things like science Designed to build confidence in girls age 3-8, while giving them an opportunity to express themselves creatively A Great Gift for Any Girl If you're looking for an activity for your toddler, preschooler, kindergartner or school-aged child, this cute and positive book helps kids build confidence while inspiring and entertaining them. It's a fun and mess-free way to engage in arts and crafts for girls age 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and up. Makes a perfect birthday gift. Hundreds of Illustrations This book features hundreds of whimsical doodles, including: butterflies, nature scenes, an astronaut, unicorns, science scenes, trees, flowers, a castle, birds, ocean waves, animals, hearts, cats, rainbows, camping scenes, dragons, stars, a gardening scene, a microscope, a treehouse, a telescope, plants, a skyscraper, rockets, space scenes, a train, a superhero cape, musical instruments, art supplies, dolphins, bunnies, rock climbing, elephants, illustrated math equations, dancing, singing, swimming, biking, dogs, an exploration of inner beauty and much, much more! Perfect for Artists This book is a great choice for budding artists. The paper is heavier than most coloring books and works well with art supplies like crayons, colored pencils, gel pens and most markers. It also pairs nicely with craft supplies like glitter glue, pom poms and stickers for an arts and crafts-themed gift. This inspiring book stands out from other girl toys and kids crafts on the market because of its focus on lifting girls up.

  • Author: Hopscotch Girls
  • Publisher: Hopscotch Girls; 32st edition (November 13, 2017)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-0692927991

                 

9. Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help YouFind - and Keep - Love


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Parenting & Relationships - October 2021

"A groundbreaking book that redefines what it means to be in a relationship." --John Gray, PhD., bestselling author of  Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus We already rely on science to tell us what to eat, when to exercise, and how long to sleep. Why not use science to help us improve our relationships? In this revolutionary book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Amir Levine and Rachel Heller scientifically explain why why some people seem to navigate relationships effortlessly, while others struggle. Discover how an understanding of adult attachment—the most advanced relationship science in existence today—can help us find and sustain love. Pioneered by psychologist John Bowlby in the 1950s, the field of attachment posits that each of us behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways:    • Anxious people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner's ability to love them back    • Avoidant people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness.    • Secure people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving.   Attached guides readers in determining what attachment style they and their mate (or potential mate) follow, offering a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections with the people they love.

  • Author: Amir Levine
  • Publisher: TarcherPerigee; Reprint edition (January 5, 2012)
  • Genre: Self-Help, Relationships
  • ISBN: 978-1585429134
  • Dimensions: 6.02 x 0.75 x 9 inches

                 

10. One Summer Sunrise: All NEW for 2021, an uplifting escapist read from bestselling author Shari Low


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Parenting & Relationships - October 2021

'A perfect book for summer' ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'I laughed, cried and loved every word' ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ As the sun rises on a hot summer’s day, four lives are about to be changed forever... Brand new from the bestselling author of What If? and One Day In Summer. Today, Maisie McTeer decides to track down the ex who jilted her at the altar. Today, she’ll find out that revisiting the past can also rewrite her future. After losing her husband, Harriet Bassett can no longer bear her lonely life. Today, a familiar face in a crowd will spark a quest to discover if there’s something and someone worth living for. Scott and Kelly Bassett’s daughter is leaving home. Today, Scott plans to tell Kelly that he’s ending their marriage to pursue his rock and roll dreams. However, Kelly, has a bombshell of her own. How will Scott react to the news that a new arrival is on the way to fill their empty nest? Between sunrise and sunset, there’s love, heartbreak, laughter and tears, but who will find happiness at the end of the day? Readers are loving One Summer Sunrise: 'A perfect book for summer' ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'I laughed, cried and loved every word' ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'What an absolute joy to read!' ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'Loved this book!... What a rollercoaster of emotions' ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'Wonderfully uplifting' ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Praise for Shari Low: ‘I’d forgotten how enjoyable it is to read a Shari Low book but My One Month Marriage reminded me of the fun to be had in her words...funny, warm and insightful.’ Dorothy Koomson 'Great fun from start to finish.' Jenny Colgan 'There are only two words for Shari Low: utterly hilarious. I laughed like a drain.' Carmen Reid 'One of the funniest books I've ever read!' Marisa Mackle 'More fun than a girl’s night out!' OK! magazine 'A brilliant, light comical read with some fabulous twists and turns' Bookbag 'A thrilling page turner that grabs your attention from the off. Highly recommended' The Sun 'Totally captivating and it felt like I'd lost a new best friend when it came to the end' Closer Magazine 'Touching stuff' Heat

  • Author: Shari Low
  • Publisher: Boldwood Books (June 3, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction