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Top 10 Books For Parents of Toddlers

The toddler years are so joyful, memorable, and rewarding – but they can also be tough. Your little one is no longer a newborn, and they are beginning to form their own opinions and step into new-found independence. From time outs to potty training and everything in between, there are resources available to help you navigate these critical years.

Toddler parenting books are tremendously valuable in gaining the knowledge and insight needed to make it through each day of your parenting journey. Below are some of the most popular toddler parenting books that offer practical guidance on childhood.

How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life With Children Ages 2-7?

This book, written by Joanna Faber and Julie King, serves as a tremendous toolkit for the most common challenges and conflicts that parents of toddlers face every day. From tantrums to picky eating and screaming and not following directions, caregivers will set down this book after reading and feel empowered to truly connect with their little ones. This survival guide truly has the power to transform your relationship. Also, as your child grows older, be sure to check out the companion book, “How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk.”

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind

The renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, in partnership with parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson, discusses twelve age-appropriate revolutionary strategies to foster your young child’s healthy brain development. This book will truly change the way that you view your little one’s struggles and developing personality.

No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm The Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind

Written by the authors of “The Whole-Brain Child,” this book highlights a child’s brain development and how it relates to the ways in which parents react to challenging behaviors. Without shaming or blaming, “No-Drama Discipline” will equip you with some fantastic tools and toddler discipline strategies to calmly and lovingly connect with your strong-willed child to resolve issues and conflict. 

Happiest Toddler on The Block: The New Way to Stop The Daily Battle of Wills and Raise a Secure and Well-Behaved One- to Four-Year-Old

If you’re looking for tips to end tantrums from your one-to four-year-old, this is the book for you. These books will provide parenting advice and teach you how to better understand your toddler, so you’re able to raise a well-behaved child. 

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting 

Based on brain development research, this informative book discusses ways to connect with your toddler on their level and keep calm even in the most difficult of situations. Overall, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is loving, simple, and effective, helping you foster connections with your toddler through parent and child bonding activities to create long-lasting change. 

Parenting With Love and Logic 

This book gives tremendous tools founded on empathy and understanding, which will help you start developing a respectful, lifelong relationship with your toddler as they grow. This positive parenting book will teach you how to show love and compassion to your kids and encourage them to do the same. Empathizing with children can sometimes come across as permissive, but the authors eloquently explain how it is, in fact, the best thing that you can do to support child development. 

8 Secrets to Highly Effective Parenting

Along with the eight secrets to becoming a parenting expert, this little guidebook includes a step-by-step process for handling your young child’s anger and tantrum outbursts. This can be your toolkit for navigating those moments during the Terrible Twos. 

Parenting From The Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive

For better or worse, our own childhood experiences shape the way that we parent our children. This book utilizes new findings in neurobiology and attachment research to explore how our lifelong relationships truly affect our growing relationships with our kids. 

Unconditional Parenting: Moving From Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason

This incredible book will help shift your mindsight from doing things for your children to doing things with them. You will be able to better understand your toddler’s needs and help them through some of their toughest moments during child development. 

Children Are People, Too: Unlocking The 8 Secrets to Family Happiness

In this book, Dr. Sharon Fried Buchalter will help you give even your youngest children a headstart in life using a common sense, loving approach. It’s truly not just a book for parenting your kids, but it’s a toolkit for helping you meet your own goals, too. The concepts in this book can be utilized by every member of your family for a happier, healthier home. 

No matter which toddler parenting books you choose to check out, we hope that they help fill your parenting toolkit and benefit your relationship with your toddler. The days are long but the years are short – while there will undoubtedly be some difficult days within your parenting journey, we hope that the majority of them are full of joy and memories.

Whether you’re preparing for fatherhood or are looking to create a healthy family at home, our online blog has all the parenting resources you need to navigate this new and exciting time in your life. To find out more, visit our website or contact our team of professionals today. 

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