Recommended reading

 

On Babies

 

The Sleepeasy Solution  Jennifer Waldburger and Jill Spivack

Shameless plug! Everything we've learned over the ast two decades about helping babies to sleep well quickly, with minimal tears.

 

Calm Mama, Happy Baby  Derek O'Neill and Jennifer Waldburger

Learn how to  take responsibility for the energy you bring to the parent-child relationship to positively affect your child's development and life path.

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

What No One Tells You: A Guide to Your Emotions from Pregnancy to Motherhood  Alexandra Sacks and Catherine Birndorf

Explores the joys and complex shifts that come with the developmental stage of motherhood.

 

Bright from the Start  Jill Stamm

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

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 and Young Children

 

The Sleepeasy Solution  Jennifer Waldburger and Jill Spivack

Shameless plug! Everything we've learned over the ast two decades about helping children to sleep well quickly, with minimal tears.

 

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 Raise an Adult  Julie Lytchott-Haims

Great discussion of the perils of overparenting from the former dean at Stanford.

 

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

Positive Discipline  Jane Nelson

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

The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy, Confident Kids  Jenn Berman, Ph.D.

 

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

 


Books for All Parents

Fair Play  Eve Rodsky 

A revolutionary perspective on ending the “she-fault” burden women carry in terms of raising kids and managing the household. Offers very actionable solutions.

See No Stranger   Valarie Kaur

Enjoins us to see no stranger but instead look at others and say: You are part of me I do not yet know. Starting from that place of wonder, the world begins to change.

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.

The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy, Confident Kids  Jenn Berman, Ph.D.

 

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

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

What's the Difference? Being Different Is Amazing Doyin Richards

Hands Are Not for Hitting Elizabeth Verdick

Mama Do You Love Me? Barbara M. Joose

Antiracist Baby Ibram X. Kendi

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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