Indespensible Books for Parents

A Listmania! list by Tamara deAuset "Avid Reader, Earth Mama, Research Junkie" (Kansas City)
 
The Vital Touch: How Intimate Contact With Your Baby Leads To Happier, Healthier Development
1.  The Vital Touch: How Intimate Contact With Your Baby Leads To Happier, Healthier Development by Sharon Heller
The list author says:
  "Completely altered how I thought about raising my child.  This is #1 recommendation."
$12.98   Used & New from: $0.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection
2.  Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection by Jessica Prentice
The list author says:
  "This book may change your life.  Informative, Inspiring, and a Joy to read.  If you eat (and we all do!), you NEED to read this book."
$18.16   Used & New from: $7.99
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Mothers & Others for a Livable Planet Guide to Natural Baby Care: Nontoxic and Environmentally Friendly Ways to Take Care of Your New Child
3.  Mothers & Others for a Livable Planet Guide to Natural Baby Care: Nontoxic and Environmentally Friendly Ways to Take Care of Your New Child by Mindy Pennybacker
The list author says:
  "A real eye-opener.  This organization was started by Meryl Streep and the information you will find here is essential to know."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Natural Family Living: The Mothering Magazine Guide to Parenting
4.  Natural Family Living: The Mothering Magazine Guide to Parenting by Peggy O'Mara
The list author says:
  "Peggy O'Mara is wonderful and her magazine, Mothering Magazine, is another resource I highly recommend.  Cancel your subscription to "Parenting" and get "Mothering" instead!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child: A Practical A-to-Z Reference ot Natural and Conventional Treatments
5.  Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child: A Practical A-to-Z Reference ot Natural and Conventional Treatments by Janet Zand
The list author says:
  "Highly recommended.  Alphabetical by topic (asthma to warts, and then some), it explains conventional and alternative treatments.  Will save you many a trip to the doctor."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

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Compassionate Souls : Raising the Next Generation to Change the World
6.  Compassionate Souls : Raising the Next Generation to Change the World by JoAnn Farb
The list author says:
  "Excellent, comprehensive book on natural parenting and raising your child to be a compassionate soul."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two
7.  The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two by William Sears
The list author says:
  "Toss out your "What to Expect" series.  Dr. William Sears is THE expert to trust -- compassionate, real, and the father of eight!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (418 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles: Winning For a Lifetime
8.  Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles: Winning For a Lifetime by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
The list author says:
  "ahhh... those inevitable power struggles.  This book is great!"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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Positive Discipline A-Z, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition: From Toddlers to Teens, 1001 Solutions to Everyday Parenting Problems
9.  Positive Discipline A-Z, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition: From Toddlers to Teens, 1001 Solutions to Everyday Parenting Problems by Jane Nelsen Ed.D.
The list author says:
  "I love the "look-it-up" layout of this book.  Toddler's biting driving you nuts?  Just look under "B" and "Biting" for lots of ideas."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Perfect Parenting
10.  Perfect Parenting by Elizabeth Pantley
The list author says:
  "Another great "look-it-up" alphebetical parenting ideas resource."
$10.95   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

The Toddler's Busy Book: 365 Creative Games and Activities to Keep Your 1 1/2- to 3-Year-Old Busy
11.  The Toddler's Busy Book: 365 Creative Games and Activities to Keep Your 1 1/2- to 3-Year-Old Busy by Trish Kuffner
The list author says:
  "If you have a toddler, you MUST get this book.  Easy to use, and full of great ideas to keep your toddler stimulated & you sane."
$6.39   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (291 customer reviews)

Tell Me a Story
12.  Tell Me a Story by Chase Collins
The list author says:
  "This book gives you an amazing tool to empower your children -- stories.  Ms. Collins makes it easy for anyone to make up a story on the spot to help your child see the world in new ways.  Incredible."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Clean House Clean Planet (Silhouette Special Edition; Silhouette Special Editions Silh)
13.  Clean House Clean Planet (Silhouette Special Edition; Silhouette Special Editions Silh) by Karen Noonan Logan
The list author says:
  "Get rid of those toxic, expensive cleaning products.  This is THE book for easy, effective, nontoxic homemade cleaners & fresheners.  FABULOUS."
$12.49   Used & New from: $3.40
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews)

Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats
14.  Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats by Mary G. Enig PhD
The list author says:
  "Think you know what you need to know about feeding yourself & your family?  Prepare for something completely different -- and so much wiser.  Read Jessica Prentice's book, and then get this one."
$17.34   Used & New from: $10.40
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,190 customer reviews)

Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too
15.  Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too by Adele Faber
The list author says:
  "This book has helped our family avoid rivalry problems.  These authors know what GOOD PARENTING looks like, and they give you TOOLS you can use immediately to make a difference in your own family.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (188 customer reviews)

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How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
16.  How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber
The list author says:
  "Faber & Mazlish's parenting books are the BEST.  They are the rare kind of parenting book that is not only readable but usable and EFFECTIVE.  I read a chapter and implement the idea from that chapter before moving on.  Each chapter resonates and offers insights and practical tools."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (670 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Last updated: 7/14/10
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