Over the year I’ve read and reviewed lots and lots of parenting books. Many of them are about discipline, attachment, or the more psychological side of parenting. I have to admit, after doing my BA in Psychology I do love to read and think about the psychological side of parenting. Other books are full of ideas for crafts and activities, essays and reflections on motherhood itself, how to defuse toddler tantrums or playfully relate to your kids.
I’ve gathered all my reviews of parenting books together and linked them up here. And a standard disclaimer: links are to my reviews on The Parent Vortex, not affliliate links.
Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child – John Gottman
The Creative Family – Amanda Blake Soule
Raising Your Spirited Child – Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
The New Speaking of Sex – Meg Hickling
Mommy Wars – Leslie Morgan Steiner
The Happiest Toddler on the Block – Dr. Harvey Karp
The Parent’s Guide to Play – Dr. Wendy S. Masi and Dr. Roni Cohen Leiderman
How to Talk so Kids Will Listen – Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer – Tracy Hogg (I’ll give you a hint for this one – it’s not a positive review.)
The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers – Elizabeth Pantley
The Toddler’s Busy Book – Trish Kuffner
Beyond Time Out – Beth Grosshans
Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves – Naomi Aldort
Playful Parenting – Dr. Lawrence Cohen
What is your favourite parenting book? What books do you think I should review next? I’m always on the lookout for more resources to review, so hit me with your best ideas! And thanks for reading this past year. I am really looking forward to building up the community and resources at The Parent Vortex in the coming year.