A Selection of Book Recommendations for Parenting

Children’s Development

newborn baby

The following is a list of recommended children’s development books that have crossed my path in my career and also some which relate to adults that may be helpful should you have come through a difficult childhood.

*The Child Whisperer: The Ultimate Handbook for Raising Happy, Successful, Cooperative Children, by Carol Tuttle

*Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain, by Sue Gerhardt

*How to Really Love your Child & How to Really Know your Child by Campbell Ross

*Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster W. Cline (Author), Jim Fay (Author)

*Babies Remember Birth: And Other Extraordinary Scientific Discoveries About the Mind and Personality of Your Newborn, by David B. Chamberlain

*Highly Intuitive Child: A Guide to Understanding and Parenting Unusually Sensitive and Empathic Children, by Catherine Crawford

*The Secret Life Of The Unborn Child: A remarkable and controversial look at life before birth, by John Kelly

*A Secure Base (Routledge Classics), by John Bowlby

*Systemic Parenting, by Mark Gaskill MFT

*When You and Your Mother Can’t be Friends, by Victoria Secunda

*Toxic Parents; Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life, by Susan Forward

*Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers, by Karyl McBride

*The Mother Factor: How Your Mother’s Emotional Legacy Impacts Your Life, by Stephan B. Poulter

*Horrible Mothers: Breach of a Sacred Trust, by Ph.D. Alice Thie Vieira

*Bad Childhood Good Life: How to Blossom and Thrive in Spite of an Unhappy Childhood, by Laura C. Schlessinger

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