Five Books You Should Read on Effective Parenting

by NDFAuthors

  • Feb 27, 2015

The issues children encounter may take a new shape that their parents did not face during their own childhood, so these five books on effective parenting might help them.

It may be hard to imagine that even the wisest sensei has got a master of his own from whom he seeks insight before training his own pupils. The same can be said in modern parenting. The issues children encounter may take a new shape that parents did not face during their own childhood. Conveniently, there is a plethora of resources for parents to draw from in order to gain inspiration and insight while traversing the difficult path of parenting. Here are five books on effective parenting that we recommend.

1.  The Ten Greatest Gifts I Give My Children: Parenting from the Heart by Steven W. Vannoy


In many cases, effective parenting transcends the use of discipline when trying to create an atmosphere of compassion and understanding. Children may tend to become insubordinate if they think their parents are overwhelmingly patronizing. To establish a pleasant and healthy relationship, parents should try to bring their children up through the use of positive reinforcement and other techniques.

2.  Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too by Elaine Mazlish and Adele Faber


One of the most precipitous aspects in family dynamics often rises from sibling interaction. I can freshly recall my sister and me bitterly arguing over almost anything in our youth. My dad consistently acted as a referee and would often find himself exhausted. Sibling relationships play a crucial role in building the relationship between parents and children.

3.  The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals by Melissa Chase Lapine


Obesity cases continue to rise at an astonishing pace and discouraging such a lifestyle remains a key goal for many modern parents. Effortlessly encouraging children into such a routine begins from their early age; Melissa Chase Lapine explains the options which parents can exercise to provide nutrition in the cuisine children usually crave for.

4.  How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish


Effective communication not only entails emitting values that children should abide by, but also represents an open ear to what is going on in their children ´s lives. Being active on both the giving and receiving end is what may strengthen or corrode the understanding between parents and children. Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish delve into how to effectively handle such dynamics.

5.  What Every 21st Century Parent Needs to Know: Facing Today’s Challenges with Wisdom and Heart by Debra W. Haffner


The dynamics which govern parenting are evolving tremendously from generation to generation; i.e. cyber bullying which aggravates tension in modern children ´s lives represents something that modern parents did not face in their youth. Debra W. Haffner enlightens modern parents on how to deal with these obstacles and prepares them to confidently approach the issues that may seem foreign to their own childhood experiences.


How do you like our suggestions? Have you had a chance to read any of them? If so, share with us your reviews. Are there any other books on effective parenting that have inspired you?