My Top Best Parenting Books

These best parenting books are not your ordinary books. Yes, there are lots of books out there with some great advice on parenting but who has the time to read LOTS of books and the money to spend on buying LOTS of books?

The books below do not fall under the classic category of parenting. They are in a league of their own.

Outliers: The Story of Success
By Malcolm Gladwell

This book is fantastic! I've read it more than once and it is probably my number one choice. In the book the author analyzes successful people such as Bill Gates and the Beatles. It is an easy read, extremly informative and entairtaining.

I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids
By Trisha Ashworth and Amy Nobile

With simplicity and humor, the authors of discuss and offer solutions to the craziness every mother deals with. From feeling guilty and having high self-expectations to trying to prioritize our lives and learning to live in the moment. The title is perfect! Only after you have your own children, you truly realize what it takes to raise them.

The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children
By Wendy Mogel

Dr. Mogel helps parents learn how to turn their children's worst traits into their greatest attributes. Starting with stories of everyday parenting problems and examining them through the lens of the Torah, the Talmud, and important Jewish teachings. It is Mogel's singular achievement that she makes these teachings relevant for any era and any household of any faith.

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Just Let Me Lie Down: Necessary Terms for the Half-Insane Working Mom
By Kristin van Ogtrop

From the editor of Real Simple magasine, Kristin van Ogtrop is an average lucky woman. With three children, a loving husband and a nice career. Like all of us, she needs a bit of guidance from time to time and since she couldn't find a book that will provide her with the guidance she was looking for she decided to write one herself. Using her own personal life experiences she presents terms and concepts to illustrate the highs and lows of trying to combine work and family in one life.

Between Interruptions: 30 Women Tell the Truth About Motherhood
By Cori Howard

Between Interruptions is a remarkable collection of original essays that explores what is unspoken, cut off, or lost in those interrupted conversations. The book asks what happens when children’s lives interrupt their mothers'. What prayers, what cries, what taboo thoughts are suddenly left unspoken? Laid bare are the exhilarating, sometimes heartbreaking true confessions and secret longings of mothers of all ages, cultures, and classes.

Parenting From the Inside Out
By Daniel Siegel, Mary Hartzell

How many parents have found themselves thinking: I can't believe I just said to my child the very thing my parents used to say to me! Am I just destined to repeat the mistakes of my parents? The authors explore the extent to which our childhood experiences actually do shape the way we parent. Drawing upon stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, they explain how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain, and offer parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories, which will help them raise compassionate and resilient children.

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