Essential books for our path of parenting

Here’s list of parenting books that have been invaluable to Shonnie and me in becoming more aware of how to treat Gracelyn in just the manner we’d want to be treated if we were in her place. This list can also be found at

  1. The Attachment Parenting Book : A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby by William & Martha Sears
  2. Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by Myla & Jon Kabat-Zinn
  3. The Continuum Concept: In Search Of Happiness Lost (Classics in Human Development) by Jean Liedloff
  4. Radical Parenting: Seven Steps to a Functional Family in a Dysfunctional World by Dr. Brad Blanton
  5. Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason by Alfie Kohn
  6. What’s Going on in There? : How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life by Lise Eliot
  7. Playful Parenting by Lawrence J. Cohen PhD
  8. The Natural Child: Parenting from the Heart by Jan Hunt
  9. Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children by Thomas Gordon
  10. Becoming the Parent You Want To Be: A Sourcebook of Strategies for the First Five Years by Laura Davis

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