Top 10 Parenting Books

Often when women get pregnant they read as many pregnancy and birth  related books and articles as they can find.  They learn about  the size of their baby, birthing positions and how to breastfeed. … And then it stops.  Often when I get a client asking me about parenting they haven’t read a parenting book. When I ask why they say they are overwhelmed with the choices. Navigating the many many choices of parenting books can make you feel anxious- every book SOUNDS great on the back, it’s so hard to choose!  I have helped you do some of the leg work and picked 10 of the best peaceful parenting books to date. Enjoy.

Playful Parenting. Lawrence J. Cohen  Ph.D

Parenting from the Inside Out, How a Deeper Self- Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive. Daniel J. Siegel,. M.D. and Mary Hartzell

Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need To Matter More Than Peers. Gordon Neufeld, Gabor Mate

Elevating Childcare: A Guide To Respectful Parenting. Janet Lansbury

The Whole Brained Child.  Daniel J Siegel

Siblings Without Rivalry How to Help Your Children Live Together So you Can Too  Adele Faber

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk Adele Faber

Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason Alfie Kohn

Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves: Transforming parent-child relationships from reaction and struggle to freedom, power and joy Naomi Aldort

Rest Play Grow Deborah MacNamara




About the Author

Nicole Chambers is a local Maple Ridge Counsellor and has over 15 years experience  working with children from age 6 weeks+. She is also a trained birth & postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator and Placenta Encapsulation Specialist and Early Childhood Educator.    She’s trained in Nobody’s Perfect parenting, Hand in Hand Parenting, Expressive Play Therapy and continues to take courses on child development, trauma, birth and adolescence.