Read these books to understand parenting better.
Parenting is not an easy task; a lot goes into raising a child effectively. A parent’s responsibility towards his or her child does not end with providing the necessary resources. One should take adequate measures to ensure the child grows up in a happy and healthy environment.
Take a look at these books that show you how to raise your child:
My Child Won’t Eat: How to Enjoy Mealtimes Without Worry by Carlos Gonzalez
A pediatrician and father, Gonzlez helps you analyse why your child refuses food, how his or her growth and activity can affect the calorie requirements, and how it can be regulated. The book includes stories of mothers who have had a hard time trying to get their children to eat.
The Philosophical Baby: What Children’s Minds Tell Us about Truth, Love & the Meaning of Life by Alison Gopnik
A lot of recent studies have shown how children are anything but irrational. A child’s mind is more scientific than one can imagine. In this book, Gopnik, a psychologist and philosopher, explains the psychological, neuroscientific and philosophical developments of young children.
The Awakened Family: A Revolution in Parenting by Shefali Tsabary
This book shows how parents can go past their inner limitations to build a healthy and successful relationship with their child. Citing some real-life examples, parent and clinical psychologist Tsabary shows what it takes to be a conscious parent.
All You Need is Love: The Art of Mindful Parenting by Shelja Sen
This books talks about how parents should acknowledge every kid’s uniqueness without pressurising him or her to live their own unfulfilled aspirations. The book emphasises on how children need to be loved and respected just for who they essentially are.
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
This book, penned by internationally acclaimed parenting experts, shows how to build a bond with children by coping with their emotions, thereby making the parent-child relationship not only less stressful but also rewarding.
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
This book brings you 12 key strategies that foster healthy emotional and intellectual development while explaining how a child’s brain matures, helping them to lead better lives.
The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives by Dr William Stixrud and Ned Johnson
This book talks about the best way to nurture children, by letting them have control over their own lives. It analyses the intricacies of behavioral therapy and case studies to show how kids can be made to walk the real road to success.
The Thriving Child: The Science Behind Reducing Stress and Nurturing Independence by Dr William Stixrud and Ned Johnson
This book talks about encouraging independent thinking in children, and collaborating rather than micro-managing them to help them grow up as happy, smart and stress-free kids.
Keep Calm and Mommy On by Tanu Shree Singh
Comprising a collection of essays, this book shows how mothers can explain issues to children that one usually feels uncomfortable about, from gender diversity to religion.