Have a browse of our virtual library of books for parents, from their first steps to when it’s time for them to leave the nest, we’ve got you covered.
How to Talk so Kids will Listen and How to Listen so Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
This wonderful book provides positive conflict resolutions for both you and your child and gives you solutions to avoid future arguments. This should improve your child’s behaviour and cooperation in a way that allows them to feel as though they are having their thoughts and feelings heard alongside yours. The book is filled with real-life examples to guide you through any scenario.
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, M.D.
This book allows an insight into the workings of your little one’s brain, allowing you to understand and work with your child, rather than against. This will create a calmer, happier atmosphere in the home.
The Mommy Shorts Guide to Remarkably Average Parenting by Ilana Wiles
If you’re feeling too bogged down with the intricacies and psychologies of parenting, why not try a lighter read. This hilarious book uses humour alongside images to give you a good break and a genuine laugh.
What No One Tells You by Alexandra Sacks, M.D. and Catherine Birndorf, M.D.
This book accompanies through your pregnancy and into motherhood, teaching you about the emotional changes as well as the physical changes you are feeling, and mostly assuring you that they’re all normal.
How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t With Your Kids by Carla Naumburg, PhD
This book helps with mindful parenting, encouraging you to think twice before you react, and to understand what your snappy emotions are telling you. This helps with calmer children, and a happier home environment.
How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims
This great book focuses on the ultimate goal of every parent, preparing your little ones for when they finally leave the nest. With top tips about how to avoid overparenting, you can be sure that you’ll have the ultimate guide to accompany you through your little one’s childhood, raising wonderful adults who can easily fend for themselves in the real world.
And Now We Have Everything by Meagan O’Connell
Rather than a guide, this book accompanies you through parenthood, revealing truths and relatable inner thoughts to act as a friend, making you feel better about any worries you have.
Specifically for dads
Diaper Dude by Chris Pegula
The follow up to ‘From Dude to Dad’, comes Diaper Dude, a guide for Dads to survive the first two years of having a little one in their lives. The ultimate message being that men don’t have to lose themselves when they become Dads.
The Expectant Dad’s Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know by Rob Kemp
This great book gives first time dads a guide, from supporting pregnancy to after the birth of your little one, this book will help you through it all. From tips and tricks to explanations, this book will have you fully armed and ready to manage all the joys having a child will bring.
The VERY Embarrassing Book of Dad Jokes by Ian Allen
Just because becoming a dad means you have to have the jokes to go along with it, it just has to happen, so you might as well embrace it.