Conscious Parenting--Essential Books

A Listmania! list by Bruce Mulkey (Asheville, NC)
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The list author says: "Many of us have unfulfilled dreams and visions, and if we are not conscious of these aspirations, we may pass them on to our kids in the vain hope that they might live out our forsaken dreams for us. On the other hand, we may just want what we consider best for our child. Yet what we consider best might not be. Each child who enters the world is unique, each with her own special gift. Our job is to love and respect them unconditionally just as they are, open the door to as many opportunities for growth and awareness as possible, then let them spread their wings and fly. We donít have to tell them what to do or how to be; they already know much better than we. [Note: Shonnie Lavender also contributed to this list.]"
The Attachment Parenting Book : A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby
1.  The Attachment Parenting Book : A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby by Martha Sears
$9.86   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)

Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
2.  Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by Jon Kabat-Zinn
$11.88   Used & New from: $0.03
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

The Continuum Concept: In Search Of Happiness Lost (Classics in Human Development)
3.  The Continuum Concept: In Search Of Happiness Lost (Classics in Human Development) by Jean Liedloff
$12.41   Used & New from: $0.06
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews)

Radical Parenting: Seven Steps to a Functional Family in a Dysfunctional World
4.  Radical Parenting: Seven Steps to a Functional Family in a Dysfunctional World by Brad Blanton
$12.33   Used & New from: $2.22
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason
5.  Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason by Alfie Kohn
$11.66   Used & New from: $1.63
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews)

What's Going on in There? : How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life
6.  What's Going on in There? : How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life by Lise Eliot
$14.41   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (226 customer reviews)

Playful Parenting
7.  Playful Parenting by Lawrence J. Cohen PhD
$10.57   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Natural Child: Parenting from the Heart
8.  The Natural Child: Parenting from the Heart by Jan Hunt
$13.10   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children
9.  Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children by Thomas Gordon
$11.90   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Becoming the Parent You Want to Be: A Sourcebook of Strategies for the First Five Years
10.  Becoming the Parent You Want to Be: A Sourcebook of Strategies for the First Five Years by Laura Davis
$14.09   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)