There are so many wonderful parenting writers and researchers out there, I wanted to provide a list of my go-to sources to make finding them easier. All the people here provide information that I trust. This is information based in solid research that made me shout with joy or move me to tears.
There are many really wonderful books out there, and it was hard to narrow this list down. I continue to read new books each week, and have some super-looking ones waiting in my "to read" pile. I'll keep posting reviews and suggestions over on my Facebook page.
Right now, my favourite parenting books are:
PEACEFUL PARENT, HAPPY KIDS by Laura Markham, PhD — Calming down when it is hard/ positive discipline
QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING by Susan Cain — An excellent read for parents of introverted children.
BETTER SLEEP FOR YOUR BABY AND CHILD: A PARENT'S STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO HEALTHY SLEEP HABITS by Shelly Weiss — Sleep
THE MOTHER OF ALL PREGNANCY BOOKS by Ann Douglas — Pregnancy
IF I HAVE TO TELL YOU ONE MORE TIME... by Amy McCready — Positive discipline
MIND IN THE MAKING by Ellen Galinsky — Coaching our children with essential life skills
SIBLING WITHOUT RIVALRY by Faber & Mazlish — Managing sibling fights
FROM FRAZZLED TO FOCUSED by Rivka Caroline — Making life better with time management & systems
THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO BULLYING PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION by Miller & Lowen — Bullying
DARING GREATLY by Brene Brown — Parenting with your whole heart
WHAT MAKES LOVE LAST? by Gottman & Silver — A relationship book with excellent communication information
DUCT TAPE PARENTING by Vicki Hoefle — Tips to reducing parenting stress & improving child cooperation
LIGHT WEB DARK WEB by Raffi Cavoukian — Keeping children safe in this digital age
THE A TO Z OF CHILDREN'S HEALTH by Friedman, Saunders & Saunders — Children's health
PARENTING: ILLUSTRATED WITH CRAPPY PICTURES by Amber Dusick — This helps us to laugh at the crazy things that happen while raising young children. Laughing is so important during this challenging time.
DRUNK MOM by Jowita Bydlowska — This is a moving memoire by a mother who struggled with alcoholism, which took over her just after the birth of her child. I consider this an excellent parenting book because there are many parents out there who live with addictions and would benefit from reading this book.
Most of the authors above have Facebook pages which are super, so please do find their websites and click on the Facebook links.
The parenting pages that I love are:
AhaParenting.com by Dr. Laura Markham. I mentioned her book above, and need to mention this page because it is just so fabulous.
Positive Parenting Solutions by Amy McCready. Again, an author above with a very helpful Facebook page.
Tru Parenting by Andy Smithson
Kelly Bartlett "Connection is everything."
The Hands Free Revolution by Rachel Stafford "Letting go to grasp what really matters."
Practical Parenting by Katie by Katie Hurley
Good Night Sleep Site by Alanna McGinn
Jessica Lahey Jessica Lahey is a middle-school teacher who writes fantastic articles for The Atlantic, the New York Times Motherlode, among others. Her parent-teacher series on the Motherlode is very insightful.
Positive Parenting:Toddler and Beyond by Rebecca Eanes & Laura Ling
Erica Ehm's Yummy Mummy Club by Erica Ehm — Parenting Publication
Roots of Action by Marilyn Price-Mitchell — Super resource for parents of teens
Postpartum Progress by Katherine Stone — Excellent information about Postpartum Disorder (PPD) and Postpartum Psychosis (PPP)
Positive Parenting Connection by Ariadne Brill
Bobblehead Dad by Jim Higley
Dr. Jennifer Hartstein — Girl Power!
And me! Andrea Nair — parenting educator
Whew, I could go on and on! I will continue to post more wonderful resources over on my page.