Building Villages Book List

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Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light. - Vera Nazarian

There are many great resources out there on parenting, how do you ever pick? Below are a few books that we at Building Villages think would be a great place to start.

And Baby Makes Three: The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives by John Gottman PhD and Julie Schwartz Gottman

Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms by Shonda Moralis MSW LCSW

Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby’s First Year by the baby experts at Mayo Clinic

Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs by Ellen Galinsky

Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Setting Limits and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by Shauna Shapiro PhD and Chris White MD

Mindful Parenting: Simple and Powerful Solutions for Raising Creative, Engaged, Happy Kids in Today’s Hectic World by Kristen Race

No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive by Daniel J. Siegel and Mary Hartzell

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting by Dr. Laura Markham

Positive Discipline Parenting Tools: The 49 Most Effective Methods to Stop Power Struggles, Build Communication by Jane Nelsen Ed.D. and Mary Nelsen Tamborski

Positive Discipline: The Classic Guide to Helping Children Develop Self-Discipline, Responsibility, Cooperation, and… by Jane Nelsen Ed.D.

Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child The Heart of Parenting by Ph.D. John Gottman, Joan Declaire, Daniel Goleman (Foreword)

Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide by Rebecca Eanes and Dr. Laura Markham

Raising Human Beings: Creating a Collaborative Partnership with Your Child by Ross W. Greene Ph.D.

Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents) by Eline Snel, Myla Kabat-Zinn (Reader), Jon Kabat-Zinn (Foreword)

The Attachment Parenting Book: A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby by William Sears and Martha Sears

The Mindful Parent: Strategies from Peaceful Cultures to Raise Compassionate, Competent Kids by Charlotte Peterson

The Baby Book, Revised Edition: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two by William Sears and Martha Sears

The Baby Sleep Book: The Complete Guide to a Good Night's Rest for the Whole Family (Sears Parenting Library) by William Sears and Martha Sears

The Science of Parenting, 2nd Edition by Margot Sunderland

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason by Alfie Kohn


Note: Building Villages does not specifically endorse any of the listed providers, programs, or businesses, and can not attest to the quality of the services provided. This list is for informational purposes only. Please take time to research and choose providers and services based on your own personal experience and judgement.