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Every now and then when reading a thread I find a book recommendation that is "just what I wanted" but usually I didn't know it, lol. For example I was reading about homeschooling a shy child and the book "Freeing Your Child From Anxiety" by Chansky was recommended. My dd has some anxiety and I was like, "doh, why didn't I do a search for a book on that?"<br><br>
Anyway, I was thinking a thread just about book recommendations might be helpful for . . . me, perhaps another lone traveler as well!<br><br>
So how about...Title, Author, topic/blurb about what it helped you with?<br><br>
I'll start<br><br>
How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk<br>
by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish<br>
This is almost an how-to book--easy read and practical applications. I read it when my kids were very young and just love it--to me it's about speaking respectfully--to anyone not just kids, I go back to it every now and then for a refresher.
 

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"the vaccine book" by dr. sears is what i'm currently reading. my kids aren't fully vaxed so i was trying to find something a little more unbiased than my previous reads (non vax books). well I LOVE THIS BOOK! and it's only confirmed my beliefs.<br><br>
deceptively delicious by jessica seinfeld. it's a cookbook i love. if others here don't like it or don't agree....don't tell me about it... not looking to debate.<br><br>
"lets'read-and-find-out-about" science series. i'm literally obsessed right now with collecting every.single.one.of.these. they are wonderful for science, and so much fun!!!<br><br>
i'm sure there's lots more i can mention - but my kids need me....of course. lol.
 

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The Highly Sensitive Child & The Highly Sensitive Adult were very helpful to our family a couple of years ago.
 

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Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More than Peers ---- all parents should read this, IMO. Relieve your stressing about whether or not your kids "need" to go to playgroup, or if they're "too attached" to you, etc.<br><br>
Einstein Never Used Flashcards: How Children Really Learn and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less --- a research and evidence-based examination into the harms of early academics and the pressure on parents to "make your kids smarter" with gadgets and educational toys and what-not. Thoroughly examines the actual development of children's intelligences across different areas and shows how, left in a natural, rich environment, kids will figure out most things all on their own and don't need to be "taught". It's not even a homeschooling book, it's constantly talking about how this will "help your child succeed in school". I was even a bit bugged by one paragraph that said the role of parents in reading is reading to your children and letting them love reading in a natural way, and that the actual teaching of reading is "best left in the classroom". But that's a minor point. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Excellent ideas--I'm going to check out my inter-library loan to see what I can find.<br><br>
Thanks!<br><br>
Anyone else out there who reads books? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/Sheepish.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sheepish">: I'd love to hear 'em. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<b>Becoming the parent you want to be</b>, Laura Davis and Janis Keyser: one of my first ever parenting books recommended to me by my prenatal instructor. It was the book that really guided me in the direction toward attachment parenting, and really respecting children.<br><br>
I tend to like the sears books. I've read a good deal of them.<br><b><br>
Unconditional parenting</b> by alfie kohn. One of my faves!<br><br>
Any of <b>John Holt</b>'s books, if you're wanting to learn about how children learn (or fail! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)<br><br>
Right now I'm reading "<b>the science of parenting</b>" by Margot Sunderland. It's really great so far... especially for if you're needing to convince a more scientifically minded person (ie, my dp <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">) of the merits of things like AP and GD. Tons of scientific research on things like why crying it out is bad for your child, and what happens in their brain when they CIO, etc.<br><br><b>Vacinnations, a thoughtful parents guide</b> by aviva jill romm, if you're talking about vaccinations. I really liked this one. I like jill romm in general, too.<br><br>
I could give you a million recommendations for birth themed books but I won't delve into that mountain of a list!
 

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I DEFINITELY need to get this book, tankgirl! I really struggle with that, mostly because of pressure from other people who say my dd is too attached to me and she needs to get used to be with other people... and sometimes I feel guilty for not bringing her out to socialize more. Thanks!
 
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