Parenting Book Recommendations

The First Year
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, Birth to Five, AAP
The Happiest Baby on the Block (book/DVD), Karp
Sign With You Baby (DVD), Garcia
Touchpoints, Brazelton
Infant Massage, McClure
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, Weissbluth
For parents interested in “attachment parenting”: The Baby Book, Sears and Sears
I Love You Rituals, Becky Bailey

The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep, Harvey Karp, M.D.

1-3 years (in addition to above)
The Happiest Toddler on the Block (book/DVD), Karp
How to Get Your Kid to Eat, But Not Too Much, Satter
Child and Family Spirit Workbook, Sandra Smith
I Love You Rituals, Becky Bailey

3 years – 6 years and beyond
How to Get Your Child to Eat, But Not Too Much, Satter
How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk, Faber & Mazlish
Touchpoints 3 to 6, Brazelton
Child and Family Spirit Workbook, Sandra Smith
I Love You Rituals, Becky Bailey

Local favorite:
Parenting with Love and Logic, Faye & Klein
If you like the above book, you will also enjoy:
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, Faber & Mazlish

Books for boys/pre-adolescent/ adolescent boys:
What’s Happening to My Body? Book for Boys, Madaras
Wonder of Boys, Michael Gurian

Books for girls/pre-adolescent/adolescent girls:
What’s Happening to My Body? Book for Girls, Madaras
Reviving Ophelia, Mary Pipher