Recommended reading

 

On Babies

 

A Mother’s Circle  Jean Kunhardt and Lisa Spiegel
A must-have, easy-to-read, comprehensive book for both mom and dad on the transition to parenthood

 

The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy, Confident Kids  Jenn Berman, Ph.D.
Quick, useful advice on a variety of important parenting topics

 

Bright from the Start  Jill Stamm

Dr. Stamm translates neuroscience into practical suggestions that highlight the importance of daily interactions with your child.

 

Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby's First Year  Scott Cohen
This book provides essential information while also helping parents find their own instincts on each of the issues presented. The author is one of our favorite pediatricians, who was inspired to write the book after the birth of his first child

 

The Experts’ Guide to the Baby Years  Created by Samantha Ettus
Top parenting experts offer advice on everything from breast-feeding to baby-proofing

 

The Modern Girl’s Guide to Motherhood  Jane Buckingham
A fresh take on navigating the first years of parenthood, offered with intelligence and humor

 

The New Mom's Companion  Debra Gilbert Rosenberg, LCSW, with Mary Susan Miller, Ph.D.
Touches on every question and concern that cross a new mother's mind - including physical changes after pregnancy and going

back to work (or not) - and provides thoughtful, thorough answers for each. Also highly recommend this author's book Motherhood without Guilt.

 

Super Baby Food  Ruth Yaron

Often referred to as "the baby food bible" as this book contains everything you need to know about feeding a baby and toddler.

 

Touchpoints  T. Berry Brazelton
An essential reference book for your child’s emotional and behavioral development

 

Your One Year Old  Louise Bates Ames
This condensed book guides you through the developmental issues that parents face during the first year. Series includes books for other ages

 

Your Self Confident Baby  Magda Gerber and Allison Johnson
Fascinating information about respect in parenting.

 


On Toddlers & Young Children

 

1-2-3…The Toddler Years  Irene Van der Zande
Includes information on development, communication, and discipline for 1- to 3-year-olds

 

The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy, Confident Kids  Jenn Berman, Ph.D.
Quick, useful advice on a variety of important parenting topics

 

Becoming the Parent You Want to Be  Laura Davis and Janis Keyser
A sourcebook of strategies for the first five years in relation to both parent and child development

 

The Blessing of a Skinned Knee  Wendy Mogel
An inspirational book that teaches how children can use challenges to build good coping skills and competence

 

The Challenging Child  Stanley Greenspan, M.D.
A look at personality types and the challenges they present

 

Coping with Preschool Panic  Michelle Nitka, Ph.D.
The only guide you’ll need in your search for the perfect Los Angeles preschool for your child

 

How to Behave So Your Preschooler Will Too  Sal Severe
Wonderful and positive book on limit setting and discipline

 

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk  Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Essentials of communication between parents and children. A classic.
 

Just Tell Me What to Say  Betsy Brown Braun

No-nonsense, straightforward guidance on talking to kids about everything from death and divorce to sex. We love Betsy's book "You're Not

the Boss of Me," too.

 

Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood  Jim Fay and Charles Fay, Ph.D.
Practical, non-punitive solutions for behavioral issues in children birth through age 6

 

Parent School  Jerry and Lorin Biederman
A compilation of important insights from the world’s leading parenting experts. Absolutely inspirational!

 

Permission to Parent  Robin Berman

Helps parents find a respectful middle ground between authoritative and permissive parenting, which allows kids to feel confident rather than fragile.

 

Positive Discipline  Jane Nelson

A practical guide on how to lovingly set boundaries with young children and set them up for success.

 

The Wonder of Boys and the Wonder of Girls  Michael Gurian
A look at psychosexual development and how it pertains to personality and parenting


On Second Time Parenting: Welcoming Your Second Baby  Vicky Lansky
Excellent handbook of helpful tips and advice for a smooth transition for parent and siblings

 

Siblings without Rivalry  Adele Faber and Eileen Mazlish
Helps siblings to interact in positive ways


 

Books for Toddlers and Young Children

 

Calm Down Time Elizabeth Verdick

The Chocolate Covered Cookie Tantrum Deborah Blumenthal

Hands Are Not for Hitting Elizabeth Verdick

Mama Do You Love Me? Barbara M. Joose

No Biting Karen Katzs

Hands Are Not for Hitting Martine Agassi

The Kissing Hand Audrey Penn

Today I Feel Silly Jamie Lee Curtis

When Sophie Gets Angry, Really Really Angry Molly Garrett Bang

The Way I Feel books Cornelia Maude Spelman
 

 

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