Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Parenting. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.
1. Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
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
2. The Bridesmaid: The addictive new psychological thriller that everyone is talking about in 2021
'Mind blowing ... It's a must read' ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Your best friend. Your worst nightmare... From the moment they met as children, Sasha knew that beautiful, wealthy, and confident Caitlin would always be her absolute best friend. Sasha would do anything to make Caitlin happy. Even keep her darkest secrets… The years have passed, but their friendship remains. And when Caitlin announces she’s getting married there is only one choice for the role of bridesmaid. Sasha will make sure Caitlin’s wedding is as beautiful and perfect as she is. Won’t she? But as the big day approaches, cracks begin to appear. Because no matter what Sasha does, she never seems to make Caitlin happy. And the secrets that once bound these two friends, now threaten to rip them apart for good... The brand new psychological thriller from international bestseller Nina Manning. Perfect for fans of The Perfect Couple and His Wife's Sister . What everyone's saying about The Bridesmaid: 'Mind blowing ... It's a must read' ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ' A wickedly twisted book ... Amazing from start to finish ' ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'LOVED this thriller! Nina Manning has most definitely earned a spot on my top list of authors' ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'A stunningly clever psychological thriller... 5 stars! ' ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'I seriously did not want this book to end... I LOVED IT ' ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'I was practically clenching my jaw and holding my breath from start to finish ... I read the novel in one sitting , ignoring everything else' ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'A page-turning pulse stopping mystery... I absolutely loved it ! and couldn't wait to find out what happened' ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Praise for Nina Manning: 'Heart-stopping, pacy and tension filled. Highly recommended.' Claire Allan, USA Today Bestseller 'Compelling and claustrophobic, Nina is an exciting new voice and definitely one to watch' Phoebe Morgan, author of The Babysitter 'Chilling and creepy. An atmospheric and addictive debut.' Diane Jeffrey, author of The Guilty Mother 'Totally addictive. I couldn't put it down!' Darren O'Sullivan, author of Closer Than You Think 'A claustrophobic, nail-biting thriller that draws you in and doesn't let go.' Naomi Joy, author of The Liars ‘Clever, emotionally draining and totally gripping. I absolutely loved this book!’ D E White, author of The Forgotten Child
- Author: Nina Manning
- Publisher: Boldwood Books (May 27, 2021)
- Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction
3. What to Expect When You're Expecting
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
4. I Am Confident, Brave & Beautiful: A Coloring Book for Girls
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
5. Potty Training in 3 Days: The Step-by-Step Plan for a Clean Break from Dirty Diapers
Help toddlers ages 1 to 3 go from dirty diapers to using the potty in just 3 days! Ditch the diapers in no time with this step-by-step plan. Filled with expert advice accrued over thousands of cases, this potty training book makes it easy to get your child to start using the toilet. This guide covers everything you need to know, from prepping for your potty training weekend to supporting and encouraging your child once they’ve made it through the three days. Go beyond other potty training books with: A proven plan ―Potty train your child fast with a 5-step plan that includes useful tips and tricks for succeeding every step of the way. Insight into your child ―Understand what’s going on in your child’s head, how to recognize when they’re ready for potty training, and more. Ways to stay cool ―Keep calm through every accident thanks to a kind and conversational approach that takes the stress out of potty training. Say bye-bye to diapers with Potty Training in 3 Days .
- Author: Brandi Brucks
- Publisher: Althea Press (November 15, 2016)
- Genre: Parenting & Relationships, Parenting
- ISBN: 978-1623157906
- Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.3 x 8.2 inches
6. Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!): The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls (Celebrate You, 1)
A body-positive guide to help girls ages 8 to 12 navigate the changes of puberty Puberty can be a difficult time for a young girl―and it’s natural not to know who (or what) to ask. Celebrate Your Body is a reassuring entry into puberty books for girls that encourages girls to face puberty with excitement and empowerment. From period care to mysterious hair in new places, this age-appropriate sex education book has the answers you’re looking for―in a way you can relate to. Covering everything from bras to braces, this body-positive top choice in books about puberty for girls offers friendly guidance and support when you need it most. In addition to tips on managing intense feelings, making friends, and more, you’ll get advice on what to eat and how to exercise so your body is healthy, happy, and ready for the changes ahead. Puberty explained ―Discover what happens, when it happens, and why your body (and mind) is amazing in every way. Social skills ―Learn how to stand up to peer pressure, stay safe on social media, and keep the right kind of friends. Self-care tips ―Choose the right foods, exercises, and sleep schedule to keep your changing body at its best with advice you won’t find in other puberty books for girls. This inclusive option in puberty books for girls is the ultimate guide to facing puberty with confidence.
- Author: Sonya Renee Taylor
- Publisher: Rockridge Press (May 29, 2018)
- Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
- ISBN: 978-1641521666
- Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
7. The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The authors of No-Drama Discipline and The Yes Brain explain the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures in this pioneering, practical book. “Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your child’s struggles.”—Harvey Karp, M.D. In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight , and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain—and make accessible—the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth. Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives. “A useful child-rearing resource for the entire family . . . The authors include a fair amount of brain science, but they present it for both adult and child audiences.” —Kirkus Reviews “Strategies for getting a youngster to chill out with compassion.” —The Washington Post “This erudite, tender, and funny book is filled with fresh ideas based on the latest neuroscience research. I urge all parents who want kind, happy, and emotionally healthy kids to read The Whole-Brain Child . This is my new baby gift.”—Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other “Gives parents and teachers ideas to get all parts of a healthy child’s brain working together.” —Parent to Parent
- Author: Daniel J. Siegel
- Publisher: Bantam; Illustrated edition (September 11, 2012)
- Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling
- ISBN: 978-0553386691
- Dimensions: 5.21 x 0.53 x 7.95 inches
8. Raising Good Humans: A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids
“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
9. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Over a million copies sold! “An eminently practical guide to an emotionally intelligent—and long-lasting—marriage.”—Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work has revolutionized the way we understand, repair, and strengthen marriages. John Gottman’s unprecedented study of couples over a period of years has allowed him to observe the habits that can make—and break—a marriage. Here is the culmination of that work: the seven principles that guide couples on a path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward yet profound, these principles teach partners new approaches for resolving conflicts, creating new common ground, and achieving greater levels of intimacy. Gottman offers strategies and resources to help couples collaborate more effectively to resolve any problem, whether dealing with issues related to sex, money, religion, work, family, or anything else. Packed with new exercises and the latest research out of the esteemed Gottman Institute, this revised edition of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.
- Author: John Gottman PhD
- Publisher: Harmony; Revised ed. edition (May 5, 2015)
- Genre: Self-Help, Relationships
- ISBN: 978-0553447712
- Dimensions: 5.16 x 0.68 x 7.95 inches
10. The Family Firm: A Data-Driven Guide to Better Decision Making in the Early School Years (The ParentData Series)
From the bestselling author of CRIBSHEET and EXPECTING BETTER, the next step in data driven parenting from economist Emily Oster In The Family Firm , Brown professor of economics and mom of two Emily Oster offers a classic business school framework for data-driven parents to think more deliberately about the key issues of the elementary years: school, health, extracurricular activities, and more. Unlike the hourly challenges of infant parenting, the big questions in this age come up less frequently. But we live with the consequences of our decisions for much longer. What's the right kind of school and at what age should a particular kid start? How do you encourage a healthy diet? Should kids play a sport and how seriously? How do you think smartly about encouraging children's independence? Along with these bigger questions, Oster investigates how to navigate the complexity of day-to-day family logistics. Making these decisions is less about finding the specific answer and more about taking the right approach. Parents of this age are often still working in baby mode, which is to say, under stress and on the fly. That is a classic management problem, and Oster takes a page from her time as a business school professor at the University of Chicago to show us that thoughtful business process can help smooth out tough family decisions. The Family Firm is a smart and winning guide to how to think clearly--and with less ambient stress--about the key decisions of the elementary school years. We all know parenting is a full-time job, so maybe it's time we start treating it like one.
- Author: Emily Oster
- Publisher: Penguin Press (August 3, 2021)
- Genre: Business & Money, Management & Leadership
- ISBN: 978-1984881755
- Dimensions: 6.37 x 1.1 x 9.29 inches