Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting by John Gottman and Joan DeClaire
This book has been around for almost 20 years but it's still the go-to tome for parents wanting to understand their kids' emotions and to help them to deal with the ups and downs that life brings, whether it's a toddler tantrum or teenaged angst.
Psychologist and researcher John Gottman is well known for his research into relationships and marriage but he has also worked extensively in emotion-focused coaching with parents and children. This book equips you with a five-step emotion coaching process that teaches you how to be aware of your children's emotions, label emotions in words that kids will understand and work with them to deal with upsetting situations in a helpful way.
How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Do you find yourself yelling or pleading with the kids to get ready for school, tidy their rooms or help you out with things at home? Are you sick of it? This book is another parenting bible written in a fun and practical style and designed to help you figure out:
- How to listen to and understand your child's worries and concerns
- How to get the family cooperating without nagging
- How to find alternatives to punishment, and
- How to help your child develop a positive self image.
The Politically Incorrect Parenting Book: 10 No-Nonsense Rules to Stay Sane and Raise Happy Kids by Nigel Latta
The Gentle Discipline Book: How to Raise Co-Operative, Polite and Helpful Children by Sarah Ockwell-Smith
The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children by Ross W Greene
The Complete Secrets of Happy Children by Steve Biddulph