BooksHere are some books that I had on my bookshelves:
The "What to expect" series:
What to Expect When You're Expecting, Third Edition
What to Expect the First Year, Second Edition
What to Expect the Toddler Years
From Dr. T. Berry Brazelton
Touchpoints: Your Child's Emotional and Behavioral Development: Birth-3: The Essential Reference for the Early Years
Don't know where to start with toilet training? Here is a great book written by PhDs on how to get rid of diappers - fast!
Toilet training in less than a day!
Dr. Adam Reed and several other SOLO parents recommend Dr. Haim Ginott's books:
Here are three popular Dr. Ginott's books from Amazon:
Between Parent and Child : The Bestselling Classic That Revolutionized Parent-Child Communication - Haim Ginott, et al.
Hmm, this one sounds like exactly what I need at the moment.
From the inside flap:
"Based on the theory that parenting is a skill that can be learned, this indispensable handbook will show you how to:
• Discipline without threats, bribes, sarcasm, and punishment
• Criticize without demeaning, praise without judging, and express anger without hurting
• Acknowledge rather than argue with children’s feelings, perceptions, and opinions
• Respond so that children will learn to trust and develop self-confidence"
Between Parent and Teenager - Haim Ginott
Teacher and Child: A Book for Parents and Teachers - Haim Ginott
The following book also seems pretty good (thanks katdaddy!):
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk - Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.
The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, Revised and Updated Edition by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise
Kelly Reynolds Elmore suggested the following book safety issues:
Protecting the Gift : Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane)
by Gavin de Becker
For guidance with children under 5:
Aquinas Heard recommends:
First Feelings: Milestones in the Emotional Development of Your Baby and Child - Stanley and Nancy Greenspan
Your Self-Confident Baby - Magda Gerber
Kelly Reynolds Elmore recommends:
The Baby Book - Dr. William Sears
Helping Young Children Flourish - Aletha J. Solter
Tears and Tantrums: What to Do When Babies and Children Cry - Aletha J. Solter
The Aware Baby - Aletha J. Solter
Kids are Worth It!: Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline - Barbara Coloroso
Jenn Casey recommends:
Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too
by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Ed Thompson has recommended these for Teens:
Asking the Right Questions by M. Neil Browne and Stuart Kelly
Attacking Faulty Reasoning by T. Edward Damer
How to Think Straight by Antony Flew
The Art of Deception by Nicholas Capaldi