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Parenting Books

As a (former) desperate parent and a parenting coach for the past 13 years, I’ve read a lot of parenting books. And in my world, these are the best of the best.

  • William Glasser, Choice Theory
  • Jean Liedloff, The Continuum Concept
  • Gordon Neufeld & Gabor Mate, Hold onto Your Kids – Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers
  • Alfie Kohn, Unconditional Parenting
  • Resa Steindel Brown, The Call to Brilliance: A True Story to Inspire Parents and Educators
  • Nancy Buck, How to be a Great Parent
  • Barbara Coloroso, Kids Are Worth It – Raising Resilient, Responsible, Compassionate Kids
  • Susan Stiffelman, Parenting Without Power Struggles: Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm, and Connected
  • Helen Jones, Roles and Goals
  • Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families
  • Alfie Kohn, Beyond Discipline
  • Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlich, How to Talk so Kids Will Listen
  • Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlich, Liberated Parents, Liberated Children
  • Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlich, How to Be the Parent You Always Wanted to Be
  • Jane Bluestein, Parents, Teens, and Boundaries – How to Draw the Line
  • Laura Markham, Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids
  • Jennifer Kolari, Connected Parenting
  • Jennifer Kolari, You’re Ruining My Life!
  • Alyson Schafer, Breaking the Good Mom Myth
  • Alyson Schafer, Honey, I Wrecked the Kids
  • Alyson Schafer, Ain’t Misbehavin’

Parenting Videos

Audio: Podcasts / Interviews

Kim Olver Interviews Sue Kranz about CHOICE THEORY on Life=Choices; Choices=Life podcast

Parents supporting parents, a conversation with Helen Jones

Further Reading

  • William Ury, The Power of a Positive No
  • Byron Katie, Loving What Is
  • Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now
  • Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements
  • Don Miguel Ruiz, The Voice of Knowledge
  • Daniel Pink, Drive – The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us