The list author says: "These are books I've read that I think are very helpful for first-time parents. Parenting philosophies you will find here are : RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers), NVC (Nonviolent Communication/Compassionate Communication), Unconditional Parenting, Homeschooling, Democratic/Free Schools and books about healing your own childhood trauma so that you might parent in a more compassionate way."
"This book will help you appreciate all the things your newborn can do already. It will help you recognize that your child, although hard to understand and at times frustrating, is a skilled and growing person that you can respect. That's the first key to working together and building a relationship."
"A basic RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) book for 0-3 years. The RIE approach will help you build a relationship with your child by trusting in their process of development and respecting their rights as a person."
"If you find your toddler frustrating or it seems like they are trying to push your buttons, taking a step into their inner world will help you continue a compassionate relationship. This is a little more academic than 1, 2, 3, The Toddler Years."
"This book is most useful for older children (5+), although some of the ideas in here you will benefit from practicing from birth. The philosophy is NVC (Nonviolent Communication), which uses intention and speech to help us communicate compassionately with each other. This book has lots of great ideas and exercises for making the rather abstract concepts of NVC tangible and real for children."
"Many parents like to say that they love their children "no matter what" but their children have a different impression ("My parents love me as long as I don't act up." or "My parents only love for me is dependent on my grades.") This book will help you get on the same page for a more trusting and lasting relationship."
"This book has many concepts similar to NVC presented in a very easily readable way with summaries and comics. I think the NVC approach is a little more on-target with respectful parenting, but this book has the advantage of being very easy to scan to remind yourself of what you can do in those trying times."