The best 72 Education & Upbringing books

Exploring Education & Upbringing sheds light on the vital foundations that shape individuals' lives, from early learning to lifelong skills development. Our carefully selected book list delves into these crucial aspects, offering valuable insights into educational systems, parenting approaches, and nurturing environments.

Gain a deeper understanding of the impactful role education and upbringing play in shaping our lives. Dive into our collection now to discover the transformative power of knowledge and nurturing guidance!

The best 72 Education & Upbringing books
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Education & Upbringing Books: How Children Succeed by Paul Tough

How Children Succeed

Paul Tough
Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
4.4 (133 ratings)
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What's How Children Succeed about?

These blinks explore the reasons why some people struggle in school and later on in life, and why others thrive and prosper. Using scientific studies and data from real schools, the blinks dive into the hidden factors that affect the success of children.

Who should read How Children Succeed?

  • Anyone who is or is going to become a parent, grandparent or godparent
  • Anyone who works with children, especially teachers and coaches
  • Anyone who wants to develop oft-neglected skills that are just as important as cognitive skills to their future success

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Education & Upbringing Books: All Joy and No Fun by Jennifer Senior

All Joy and No Fun

Jennifer Senior
The Paradox of Modern Parenthood
3.6 (28 ratings)
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What's All Joy and No Fun about?

All Joy and No Fun (2014) is a book about the trials and tribulations of raising kids. Senior examines the challenges of parenting while keeping us cognizant of the pleasures and rewards that come with it.

Who should read All Joy and No Fun?

  • People planning for parenthood
  • Anyone who has children
  • Those struggling with the stress of raising children

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Education & Upbringing Books: The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller

The Drama of the Gifted Child

Alice Miller
The Search for the True Self
4.1 (156 ratings)
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What's The Drama of the Gifted Child about?

International bestseller and classic The Drama of the Gifted Child (1979) is about the ways in which our unhappy, repressed childhood memories come back to haunt us as adults. Everyone deals with negativity in their childhood, and if adults don’t confront these memories, they risk living unfulfilled lives or even passing their problems on to their children. Overcoming these suppressed emotions will set you free.

Who should read The Drama of the Gifted Child?

  • Anyone who’s ever felt “empty”
  • People struggling with depression or addiction
  • Parents and parents-to-be

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Education & Upbringing Books: How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims

How to Raise an Adult

Julie Lythcott-Haims
Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success
4.4 (140 ratings)
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What's How to Raise an Adult about?

How to Raise an Adult (2015) reveals the ways in which the most common parenting method today, helicopter parenting, is doing more harm than good, both for parents and kids. These blinks outline a better way to parent – one that actually raises children to become truly independent adults.

Who should read How to Raise an Adult?

  • Parents who want to raise stronger and more independent children
  • Parents who don’t want to give up their whole life just to raise their kids
  • New and expecting parents

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Education & Upbringing Books: Screamfree Parenting by Hal Edward Runkel

Screamfree Parenting

Hal Edward Runkel
The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool
3.8 (154 ratings)
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What's Screamfree Parenting about?

Screamfree Parenting (2007) is your guide to a better relationship with your children. From the space and boundaries that a child needs, to the trust and love you need yourself, these blinks shed light on the principles of screamfree parenting.

Who should read Screamfree Parenting?

  • Parents of children of all ages
  • All mothers- and fathers-to-be
  • People interested in the psychology of positive parent-child relationships

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Education & Upbringing Books: How to Raise a Wild Child by Scott D. Sampson

How to Raise a Wild Child

Scott D. Sampson
The Art and Science of Falling in Love With Nature
4.2 (29 ratings)
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What's How to Raise a Wild Child about?

How to Raise a Wild Child (2015) will help your family reconnect with nature. With helpful hints and clever strategies, these blinks will ensure your kids can enjoy the scientifically proven benefits of growing up in the great outdoors.

Who should read How to Raise a Wild Child?

  • Parents who want their children to love nature
  • Teachers who want to educate their students to appreciate and respect nature
  • Nannies who want to spend more time with kids in nature

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Education & Upbringing Books: The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp

The Happiest Baby on the Block

Harvey Karp
The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer
4.2 (122 ratings)
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What's The Happiest Baby on the Block about?

The Happiest Baby on the Block (2002) tackles one of the biggest issues new parents will face: the constant wails and tears of their baby. These blinks explain why your baby’s survival depends on your responding to its cries, and how, by triggering the calming reflex, you can make your baby feel calm and safe.

Who should read The Happiest Baby on the Block?

  • New parents feeling helpless in the face of their child’s cries
  • Readers interested in the psychology of babies
  • Anyone who’s expecting

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Education & Upbringing Books: The Big Disconnect by Catherine Steiner-Adair

The Big Disconnect

Catherine Steiner-Adair
Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age
4.0 (50 ratings)
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What's The Big Disconnect about?

The Big Disconnect (2013) is about the current generation of babies, toddlers and children growing up in the digital world. Digital media, from online games to social networking sites, have a profound impact on a child’s development, both intellectually and socially. These blinks outline the reasons why, and what parents can do to try to keep their children safe from these developmental hindrances.

Who should read The Big Disconnect?

  • Parents and parents-to-be
  • Teachers
  • Anyone interested in sociology, technology or education

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Education & Upbringing Books: The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington

The Sleep Revolution

Arianna Huffington
Transforming Your Life One Night At A Time
3.9 (320 ratings)
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What's The Sleep Revolution about?

These blinks are about the importance of a basic human necessity that we often brush aside: sleep. Getting enough sleep isn’t just about feeling better in the morning – it improves your work performance, health and even your personal relationships. Similarly, sleep deprivation isn’t a by-product of hard work; rather, it prevents you from reaching your full potential. The Sleep Revolution (2016) explains why sleep is so critical, and what you can do to get more of it.

Who should read The Sleep Revolution?

  • Anyone who gets sleepy at work or school
  • Parents and teachers who aren’t getting enough rest
  • Athletes wanting to reach their peak performance

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Education & Upbringing Books: What’s Going on in There? by Lise Eliot

What’s Going on in There?

Lise Eliot
How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life
4.2 (57 ratings)
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What's What’s Going on in There? about?

What’s Going on in There? (1999) delves into the cognitive and physiological development of young children. These blinks explain the most important milestones of a child’s development, exploring the shared influence of genes and parenting on children.

Who should read What’s Going on in There??

  • New parents or parents-to-be
  • Teachers and caregivers curious about infant psychology
  • Anyone who’s ever wondered what babies think about

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Education & Upbringing Books: Untangled by Lisa Damour

Untangled

Lisa Damour
Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood
4.4 (111 ratings)
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What's Untangled about?

Untangled (2016) is a guide for mothers and fathers, for teachers and mentors – anyone who might be trying to better understand the life and struggles of teenage girls. It offers invaluable advice on how to recognize what they’re going through so you can avoid some common pitfalls and not make the situation worse.

Who should read Untangled?

  • Parents of teenage girls
  • Adults or teachers who regularly work with teenage girls
  • Students of psychology and sociology

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Education & Upbringing Books: Raising Cain by Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson

Raising Cain

Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson
Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys
4.2 (60 ratings)
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What's Raising Cain about?

Raising Cain (1999) explains how boys have to navigate a society rife with misguided ideas about masculinity and filled with cruel classmates who are ready to pounce on any sign of weakness. Discover how these conditions can create emotionally stunted and suicidal young men, and find out what can be done to help remedy their situation before it’s too late.

Who should read Raising Cain?

  • Parents who are raising a young boy or male adolescent
  • Teachers and school counsellors coping with boys and their emotions
  • Men who would like to better understand and process their feelings

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Education & Upbringing Books: Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne and Lisa M. Ross

Simplicity Parenting

Kim John Payne and Lisa M. Ross
Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
4.2 (179 ratings)
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What's Simplicity Parenting about?

Simplicity Parenting (2009) teaches parents how to reduce the levels of stress experienced by their children. Parents can accomplish this by controlling their children’s environment, limiting their access to the adult world and providing them with a steady, rhythmic schedule. Taking these simple steps will improve family life for all involved.  

Who should read Simplicity Parenting?

  • Parents and parents-to-be
  • Child psychologists
  • Therapists

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Education & Upbringing Books: Problem Solving 101 by Ken Watanabe

Problem Solving 101

Ken Watanabe
A Simple Book for Smart People
3.9 (177 ratings)
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What's Problem Solving 101 about?

Problem Solving 101 (2009) is a short and snappy guide to problem-solving. Originally written to help kids become better problem solvers, it can help anyone who wants to improve their ability to resolve issues, no matter how big or small.

Who should read Problem Solving 101?

  • Schoolkids and young adults
  • Business owners and leaders
  • Anyone who wants to realize their dreams

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Education & Upbringing Books: The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker

The Blank Slate

Steven Pinker
The Modern Denial of Human Nature
4.5 (158 ratings)
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What's The Blank Slate about?

The Blank Slate (2002) is about the huge role that evolution and genetics play in making us who we are. Steven Pinker makes a strong case against the belief that everyone is born a blank slate and influenced only by their upbringing, arguing instead that biology is a far more important factor in shaping our behaviors and personalities.

Who should read The Blank Slate?

  • Students of psychology, biology, and philosophy
  • Teachers and parents
  • Readers eager to understand human nature

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Education & Upbringing Books: The Fifth Trimester by Lauren Smith Brody

The Fifth Trimester

Lauren Smith Brody
The Working Mom’s Guide To Style, Sanity, and Big Success After Baby
3.1 (46 ratings)
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What's The Fifth Trimester about?

The Fifth Trimester (2017) is packed with advice and tips for new mothers on how to successfully return to work after their maternity leave. Covering important details like what clothes to wear, how to pick the best day care and how to feed your baby even when you’re not with it, the book draws on the author’s own experiences as well as interviews with other new moms. This is a practical and inspirational self-help guide for new mothers who may feel overwhelmed by the prospect of returning to their job.

Who should read The Fifth Trimester?

  • Pregnant women or new moms returning to work
  • Employers and managers who want to create a family-friendly working environment
  • New fathers who want to support their partners

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Education & Upbringing Books: Small Animals by Kim Brooks

Small Animals

Kim Brooks
Parenthood in the Age of Fear
4.1 (147 ratings)
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What's Small Animals about?

Small Animals (2018), explores how parenthood has become an exercise in fear, anxiety and constant intervention. Drawing from the author’s own parenting experiences, it explores how our perceptions of risk have become so distorted that we intervene, meddle, watch and manage our children’s lives at the cost of their freedom, fun and health.

Who should read Small Animals?

  • Parents who value their children’s independence and freedom
  • New parents
  • Anyone interested in how fear and moral judgments are entwined in today’s society

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Education & Upbringing Books: The Yes Brain by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

The Yes Brain

Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity and Resilience in Your Child
4.2 (195 ratings)
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What's The Yes Brain about?

The Yes Brain (2018) is a hands-on guide to teaching yourself and your kids to approach the world with openness, creativity and boundless curiosity. Packed full of useful tips, examples and ideas, this book shows parents how to model and cultivate the traits that let you say “yes” to the world: balance, resilience, insight and empathy. And that doesn’t just give children better self-control and awareness; it also puts them on the path to meaningful and successful lives.

Who should read The Yes Brain?

  • Parents worried about their child’s selfishness
  • Anyone who works with children
  • Anyone looking for a mindful solution to everyday problems

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Education & Upbringing Books: The Strength Switch by Lea Waters

The Strength Switch

Lea Waters
How The New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Can Help Your Child and Your Teen to Flourish
4.2 (34 ratings)
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What's The Strength Switch about?

The Strength Switch (2017) demonstrates how parents can employ strength-based parenting in family scenarios. It shows that children can blossom and flourish if parents switch their focus onto their child’s strengths rather than being overly critical.

Who should read The Strength Switch?

  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Psychologists

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What's The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did) about?

The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did) (2019) is exactly what it sounds like: a book on raising children and a trove of practical knowledge that you can’t help thinking your childhood would have benefited from. Spotlighting mental health and emotional development, this book takes an alternative approach to parenting that’s apt for our modern world.

Who should read The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did)?

  • Parents who want to improve their kid’s childhood
  • Parents-to-be wishing to reduce the learning curve
  • Your inner child

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Education & Upbringing Books: Under Pressure by Lisa Damour

Under Pressure

Lisa Damour
Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls
4.3 (58 ratings)
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What's Under Pressure about?

Under Pressure (2019) explores the particular challenges that school-aged girls face throughout their education, at home and in society at large. Drawing on her wealth of experience as a clinical psychologist, Lisa Damour explains how parents, teachers and mentors can help girls overcome the stress and anxiety that disproportionately affects young women.

Who should read Under Pressure?

  • Parents hoping to brush up on their skills
  • Feminists looking for fresh insights into female psychology
  • Education professionals seeking to support female students

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Education & Upbringing Books: Brainstorm by Daniel J. Siegel

Brainstorm

Daniel J. Siegel
The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
4.6 (114 ratings)
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What's Brainstorm about?

Brainstorm (2014) is devoted to the many mysteries and secrets of the teenage brain. These blinks debunk lazy stereotypes about adolescents and paint a more positive picture. Our teenage years aren’t just a period of hormonal and cognitive disarray; they’re also a crucial phase in the brain’s development.

Who should read Brainstorm?

  • Parents and guardians
  • Teenagers tired of being told they’re wasters
  • Psychologists and educators

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Education & Upbringing Books: Why Love Matters by Sue Gerhardt

Why Love Matters

Sue Gerhardt
How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain
4.5 (130 ratings)
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What's Why Love Matters about?

Why Love Matters (2004) is a study of how our early years shape who we become later in life. But this isn’t about rehashing the old nature-versus-nurture debate. As we’ll see in these blinks, the weight of scientific evidence points to a much more fascinating conclusion: that we’re “co-produced” by genetics and social experience during babyhood. This means that many of the social and psychological problems that affect us as adults can be traced back to these formative years.

Who should read Why Love Matters?

  • Mental health professionals
  • Parents with babies or toddlers
  • Would-be mothers and fathers

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Education & Upbringing Books: Parenting Outside the Lines by Meghan Leahy

Parenting Outside the Lines

Meghan Leahy
Forget the Rules, Tap into Your Wisdom, and Connect with Your Child
4.5 (190 ratings)
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What's Parenting Outside the Lines about?

Parenting Outside the Lines (2020) is an essential guide to forgetting everything you’ve ever learned about parenting – and following your intuition instead. As parents, we’re insecure and desperate to get it right. So we keep searching for the perfect book or workshop that will tell us how to raise our children. But, truthfully, there is no perfect method. The only thing we can do is learn how to tune into ourselves and our children, and respond to specific situations with flexibility and grace.

Who should read Parenting Outside the Lines?

  • Perfectionist parents wanting to learn how to forgive themselves for making mistakes
  • Parents of young children who are tired of being locked in continual power struggles
  • Parents and caregivers who want to have more fun with their children

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Education & Upbringing Books: The Self-Driven Child by William Stixrud and Ned Johnson

The Self-Driven Child

William Stixrud and Ned Johnson
The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives
4.4 (287 ratings)
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What's The Self-Driven Child about?

The Self-Driven Child (2018) shows us how our instinct to control our children’s lives can result in stressed-out, uncooperative, and poorly motivated kids. Instead, the book argues, we should try to help our children come to informed decisions themselves – and trust them to make the big calls. 

Who should read The Self-Driven Child?

  • Parents of stressed, overworked kids
  • Child psychologists and pediatricians
  • Anyone interested in the complex dynamics between parent and child

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Education & Upbringing Books: Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen by Michelle Icard

Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen

Michelle Icard
The Essential Conversations You Need to Have with Your Kids Before They Start High School
4.1 (85 ratings)
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What's Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen about?

Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen (2020) tackles the thorny subject of communicating with tweens – those adolescents between the ages of ten and fourteen who are beginning to pull away from their parents and close down lines of communication. This is the age at which “big” topics like sexuality, money, and life choices are more important than ever. But it’s also the age at which having a conversation with your child is harder than ever before. So what can parents do? Well, it’s time to learn a new way of talking with, and not at, your tween. 

Who should read Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen?

  • Relationship-builders struggling to talk with their tweens
  • Worriers who want the best for their kids
  • Parents of younger children preparing for the next step

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Education & Upbringing Books: The Psychology of Intelligence by Jean Piaget

The Psychology of Intelligence

Jean Piaget
4.4 (124 ratings)
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What's The Psychology of Intelligence about?

The Psychology of Intelligence (1947) outlines the pioneering psychologist Jean Piaget’s theory of intelligence and cognitive development between birth and adolescence. Originally delivered as a series of lectures in Paris, Piaget’s text provides a key to his highly influential research agenda and, by extension, to one of the twentieth century’s most important bodies of work on children’s psychology.

Who should read The Psychology of Intelligence?

  • Parents fascinated by how their kids’ minds work
  • Teachers and educators 
  • Theorists and thinkers

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Education & Upbringing Books: Wean in 15 by Joe Wicks

Wean in 15

Joe Wicks
Up-to-date Advice and 100 Quick Recipes
4.5 (15 ratings)
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What's Wean in 15 about?

Wean in 15 (2020) is a practical guide to helping your baby become a healthy, enthusiastic eater. Based on up-to-date guidelines and data from the UK’s National Health Service, the World Health Organization, and various researchers and dietitians, it offers a step-by-step plan – including recipes – for how to wean your baby. At the same time, it acknowledges that there is no one-size-fits-all method, and it encourages you to adapt the plan to your individual parenting style and your baby’s specific needs.

Who should read Wean in 15?

  • New parents wondering how to wean their baby
  • Prospective parents thinking ahead
  • Anyone with a hungry baby in their life

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Education & Upbringing Books: The Optimistic Child by Martin E.P. Seligman

The Optimistic Child

Martin E.P. Seligman
A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience
4.4 (130 ratings)
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What's The Optimistic Child about?

The Optimistic Child (1996) explores both the benefits of raising children to be optimistic and the dangers of pessimistic thinking. Drawing on psychologist Martin Seligman’s seminal research, this practical guide explains how parents can instill optimism in their children and equip them with a healthy way of thinking.

Who should read The Optimistic Child?

  • Educators looking for a fresh perspective
  • Parents seeking new insights
  • Anyone suffering from depression and anxiety

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Education & Upbringing Books: Raising Leaders by Wendy Born

Raising Leaders

Wendy Born
Using the principles of parenting at work to become a great leader and create great leaders
4.2 (58 ratings)
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What's Raising Leaders about?

Raising Leaders (2020) is a thoughtful primer on contemporary leadership. This guide lays out the surprising parallels between raising strong, independent children and cultivating successful, productive teams.

Who should read Raising Leaders?

  • New parents seeking positive advice
  • Business leaders preparing to take on a new role
  • Anyone interested in raising the next generation of leaders

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Education & Upbringing Books: The Connected Child by Karyn B. Purvis, David R. Cross and Wendy Lyons Sunshine

The Connected Child

Karyn B. Purvis, David R. Cross and Wendy Lyons Sunshine
Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family
4.5 (55 ratings)
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What's The Connected Child about?

The Connected Child (2007) is an insightful guide for parents of adopted and foster children. Children from deprived or abusive backgrounds have unique needs. By taking a multipronged approach including behavioral interventions, good diet and exercise, and lots of nurturing, parents can play a vital role in helping their children heal. 

Who should read The Connected Child?

  • Parents who are considering adopting or fostering a child
  • Teachers or social workers who interact with at-risk youth
  • Anyone who’s ever had a showdown with a toddler in the cereal aisle

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Education & Upbringing Books: Unlocking Parental Intelligence by Laurie Hollman

Unlocking Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman
Finding Meaning in Your Child's Behavior
4.4 (249 ratings)
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What's Unlocking Parental Intelligence about?

Unlocking Parental Intelligence (2015) explores childrens’ complicated behavior with a fresh mental toolbox to decipher why kids act the way they do. It outlines a five-step process with relatable case studies to help parents connect more deeply with their children, as well as anticipate their needs and actions.

Who should read Unlocking Parental Intelligence?

  • Parents of infants, young children, or teenagers
  • Grandparents and caregivers struggling with difficult situations
  • Soon-to-be parents who want to be prepared

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Education & Upbringing Books: Thrivers by Michele Borba

Thrivers

Michele Borba
The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine
4.4 (215 ratings)
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What's Thrivers about?

Thrivers (2021) is a study of what it means to be a child in today’s fast-paced, ultra-competitive, and digital world. Kids are achieving more and more, but they’ve never felt so lonely and stressed. In our rush to prepare them for an uncertain future, we’ve taught them to strive for accolades but forgotten that there’s more to success – and happiness – than test scores and grades. What’s missing is an emphasis on helping them thrive.

Who should read Thrivers?

  • Parents worried about their kids’ futures
  • Teachers on the frontlines of our burnout-inducing education system
  • Psychologists interested in child development

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Education & Upbringing Books: The Addiction Inoculation by Jessica Lahey

The Addiction Inoculation

Jessica Lahey
Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence
4.2 (149 ratings)
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What's The Addiction Inoculation about?

The Addiction Inoculation (2021) is a parents’ guide to raising kids who have the knowledge, support, and self-confidence necessary to steer clear of the twin dangers of alcohol and drug use. From peer pressure to self-efficacy, it examines the risks kids need to avoid, and the defenses they need to acquire, in order to live happy, healthy, and substance-free lives.

Who should read The Addiction Inoculation?

  • Parents who want to raise drink- and drug-free kids
  • Teachers interested in the psychology of addiction

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Education & Upbringing Books: The Family Firm by Emily Oster

The Family Firm

Emily Oster
A Data-Driven Guide to Better Decision Making in the Early School Years
4.0 (65 ratings)
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What's The Family Firm about?

The Family Firm (2021) explores the latest research on pre-teen child development. It explains how parents can make data-driven decisions on important parenting decisions like a child’s school, bedtime, diet, and extracurricular schedule.

Who should read The Family Firm?

  • Parents of children ages five to twelve
  • Educators looking for a fresh perspective
  • Psychology buffs seeking new insights

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Education & Upbringing Books: Smart Money Smart Kids by Dave Ramsey & Rachel Cruze

Smart Money Smart Kids

Dave Ramsey & Rachel Cruze
Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money
4.1 (208 ratings)
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What's Smart Money Smart Kids about?

Smart Money Smart Kids (2014) guides parents – or anyone helping raise children – in teaching those kids to become financially smart. Review basics like the relationship between work and money and find actionable advice for instructing toddlers through teens to gain confidence with money.

Who should read Smart Money Smart Kids?

  • Parents or guardians who want to raise money smart kids
  • Anyone teaching young people how to be financially fit
  • Financially wealthy individuals wondering how to build generational success

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Education & Upbringing Books: Raising Good Humans by Hunter Clarke-Fields

Raising Good Humans

Hunter Clarke-Fields
A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids
4.5 (356 ratings)
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What's Raising Good Humans about?

Raising Good Humans (2019) is a mindful parenting guide that teaches you how to stop yelling and get grounded. It features healthy practices that can help you break generational cycles and be a better parent.

Who should read Raising Good Humans?

  • Parents who want to stop yelling
  • Teachers and parents who need better conflict management strategies
  • Caregivers interested in personal development

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Education & Upbringing Books: Parenting by Andy & Sandra Stanley

Parenting

Andy & Sandra Stanley
Getting It Right
4.6 (82 ratings)
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What's Parenting about?

Parenting (2023) presents essential parenting principles in a format that is easy to follow and implement. By drawing on practical knowledge and experience, the authors illustrate the goals and steps required to raise a happy and healthy kid – whether you’re dealing with the sleepless frustration of a newborn or the emotional rollercoaster of a moody teenager.

Who should read Parenting?

  • Overwhelmed new parents who want a bit of direction in their chaotic lives
  • Frustrated moms and dads looking for a fresh perspective on classic problems
  • Expecting couples who want to have a solid foundation from the very start

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Education & Upbringing Books: Hold on to Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld & Gabor Maté

Hold on to Your Kids

Gordon Neufeld & Gabor Maté
Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers
4.5 (84 ratings)
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What's Hold on to Your Kids about?

Hold on to Your Kids (2008) is an important warning to parents on the danger of allowing peer influence to dominate children’s upbringings. Backed by research, it offers parents a path to rebuilding attachment with their seemingly lost children.

Who should read Hold on to Your Kids?

  • Parents (and people considering becoming parents)
  • Children’s family members
  • Teachers and social workers

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Education & Upbringing Books: The Daily Dad by Ryan Holiday

The Daily Dad

Ryan Holiday
366 Meditations on Parenting, Love, and Raising Great Kids
4.7 (125 ratings)
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What's The Daily Dad about?

The Daily Dad (2023) is a philosophical meditation on the roles and responsibilities of parents. Presented as short passages to be consumed one day at a time, it draws on the author’s experiences of fatherhood, as well as the writings of history's greatest thinkers – from Plato to Bruce Springsteen. Whether you’re an expecting new parent or already living with a full nest, this wisdom and practical advice is timeless and applicable to all.

Who should read The Daily Dad?

  • New parents looking to cultivate a healthy and productive mindset for the momentous task ahead of them
  • Seasoned parents who want to raise their kids with the bigger picture in mind
  • Teachers, mentors, and other carers craving the best for their children’s future

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Education & Upbringing Books: Adult Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers by Stephanie M. Kriesberg

Adult Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers

Stephanie M. Kriesberg
Quiet the Critical Voice in Your Head, Heal Self-Doubt, and Live the Life You Deserve
4.6 (85 ratings)
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What's Adult Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers about?

Adult Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers (2022) explores the ramifications of having a narcissistic parent, and what you as an adult can do to release yourself from your mother’s toxic hold. Its toolkit will help you manage the difficult feelings that come with being raised by a narcissist – like self-doubt, shame, and anxiety – so that you can start living on your own terms. 

Who should read Adult Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers?

  • Adults with controlling, manipulative, or domineering mothers
  • Those who have struggled with anxiety and insecurity since they were young
  • Anyone who has felt fundamentally flawed since they were a child

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Education & Upbringing Books: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families by Stephen R. Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families

Stephen R. Covey
4.5 (475 ratings)
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What's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families about?

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families (1997) was written by Stephen R. Covey with, as he says, “such a passion . . . because family is what I care about most.” It’s a very personal book that talks about how the author, his wife, and nine children apply each of the habits in their family life. It can also be your guide to solving the problems you face in your family as you strive, individually and together, to become more effective.

Who should read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families?

  • Self-improvement seekers who want to understand how effective families work
  • Couples who want to raise their family in a nurturing environment
  • Fans of The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People

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Education & Upbringing Books: The Montessori Toddler by Simone Davies

The Montessori Toddler

Simone Davies
A Parent's Guide to Raising a Curious and Responsible Human Being
4.3 (72 ratings)
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What's The Montessori Toddler about?

The Montessori Toddler (2019) teaches parents how to better understand their toddlers and raise them according to the method developed by Italian physician and philosopher Dr. Maria Montessori. With its practical approach, it offers actionable advice that parents and grandparents can apply no matter whether they already have experience with the Montessori method or not.

Who should read The Montessori Toddler?

  • Parents who want to understand how toddlers communicate
  • Parents whose children are nearing the toddler stage and want to provide a supportive environment for them
  • Parents curious about the Montessori method and how they can employ it in their own homes

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Education & Upbringing Books: Scattered Minds by Gabor Maté

Scattered Minds

Gabor Maté
The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder
4.4 (511 ratings)
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What's Scattered Minds about?

Scattered Minds (1999) takes aim at a well-established myth: that attention deficit disorder, or ADD for short, is an inherited illness. It doesn’t deny the biological foundations of the disorder – genes also play a role. But it urges us to widen our perspective and pay closer attention to psychological and social factors that may be contributing to the symptoms. ADD often develops within specific familial and societal contexts. Recognizing this isn’t just about correcting the scientific record – it offers a key to effective treatment.

Who should read Scattered Minds?

  • Science aficionados
  • People who have attention deficit disorder
  • Anyone interested in the connection between society and psychology

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Education & Upbringing Books: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger
4.3 (204 ratings)
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What's The Catcher in the Rye about?

The Catcher in the Rye (1951) is J. D. Salinger’s classic coming-of-age novel, telling the story of the troubled young Holden Caulfield. Holden has just been expelled from school, and spends several days traversing New York City, sharing his opinions of the world around him.

Who should read The Catcher in the Rye?

  • Lovers of coming-of-age stories
  • Classic literature fans
  • People who dislike phonies

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Education & Upbringing Books: Potty Training in 3 Days by Brandi Brucks

Potty Training in 3 Days

Brandi Brucks
The Step-By-Step Plan for a Clean Break from Dirty Diapers
4.4 (12 ratings)
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What's Potty Training in 3 Days about?

Potty Training in 3 Days (2016) is a success formula for parents and caregivers who want their babies to start using the toilet. The plan involves recognizing when your child is ready for potty training, what to do during the three days of intense practice, and how to follow up for lasting results.

Who should read Potty Training in 3 Days?

  • Parents
  • Family members and caregivers who want to understand their role in potty training
  • Pediatricians and teachers

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Education & Upbringing Books: Good Inside by Becky Kennedy

Good Inside

Becky Kennedy
A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be
4.6 (474 ratings)
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What's Good Inside about?

Good Inside (2022) offers hope to parents who feel helpless when it comes to managing conflict in their homes. More than parenting, it’s about loving yourself and extending that love to your children. Dr. Becky rejects traditional reward and punishment strategies, instead encouraging parents to seek understanding with their children while still maintaining healthy boundaries.

Who should read Good Inside?

  • New parents
  • Parents who are afraid it’s too late to change how they parent
  • People healing from emotional damage

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Education & Upbringing Books: Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents

Lindsay C. Gibson
How to Heal from Difficult, Rejecting, or Self-involved Parents
4.6 (426 ratings)
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What's Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents about?

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents (2015) exposes the negative impacts that many adults face as the result of growing up with distant, rejecting, or self-involved parents. From demystifying the behavior of emotionally immature caregivers to providing practical tools for personal growth, it’s a step-by-step guide to healing old wounds and embracing a more positive future.

Who should read Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents?

  • Adult children of emotionally immature parents
  • Parents who want to be more emotionally mature for their children
  • Anyone interested in the dynamics of family psychology

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Education & Upbringing Books: The Five Core Conversations for Couples by David Bulitt and Julie Bulitt

The Five Core Conversations for Couples

David Bulitt and Julie Bulitt
Expert Advice about How to Develop: Effective Communication, a Long-Term Financial Plan, Cooperative Parenting Strategies, Mutually Satisfying Sex, and Work-Life Balance
4.3 (333 ratings)
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What's The Five Core Conversations for Couples about?

The Five Core Conversations for Couples (2020) examines the five important topics every couple should talk about. It offers expert guidance on the core facets of a relationship that can help you strengthen yours. 

Who should read The Five Core Conversations for Couples?

  • Young couples looking for relationship advice
  • Older couples wanting to fix and strengthen their marriage
  • Anyone in a relationship

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Education & Upbringing Books: Reinventing Your Life by Jeffrey E. Young and Janet S. Klosko

Reinventing Your Life

Jeffrey E. Young and Janet S. Klosko
The Breakthrough Program to End Negative Behaviour...and Feel Great Again
4.4 (341 ratings)
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What's Reinventing Your Life about?

Reinventing Your Life (1994) is a manual on how to pull yourself out of negative habits and improve your life. By identifying key stumbling blocks to growth – or “lifetraps” – and presenting ways to overcome them, it guides you toward sustainable personal growth and happiness.

Who should read Reinventing Your Life?

  • Anyone who feels stuck in the same old negative loop
  • People looking to understand themselves better
  • Psychology buffs

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Education & Upbringing Books: 1-2-3 Magic by Thomas W. Phelan

1-2-3 Magic

Thomas W. Phelan
Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
3.8 (97 ratings)
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What's 1-2-3 Magic about?

1-2-3 Magic (1995) is a clear and thorough guide to one of the most difficult yet important aspects of parenting: discipline. By outlining essential parenting principles and demonstrating simple and immediately applicable techniques, it creates a roadmap for taking back control of your home and building a much more enjoyable relationship with your child. Whether your goal is to stop the bad behavior of a tantrum-prone toddler or encourage good behavior in your pre-teen, this revised sixth edition will give you the tools you need to discipline responsibly.

Who should read 1-2-3 Magic?

  • Overwhelmed parents of younger children who need to adopt a new approach to discipline
  • Exhausted carers of pre-teens who want to have more control over bad behavior
  • Anyone who feels like they spend more time fighting than having fun with their child

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Education & Upbringing Books: Habits of the Household by Justin Whitmel Earley

Habits of the Household

Justin Whitmel Earley
Practicing the Story of God in Everyday Family Rhythms
4.3 (34 ratings)
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What's Habits of the Household about?

Habits of the Household (2021) offers a meaningful way for families to connect with God through daily routines. Through reflections and stories, you’ll learn how to implement simple habits that will help you find deeper meaning amid the chaos of family life.

Who should read Habits of the Household?

  • Busy Christian parents
  • Fans of the Lord’s message
  • Church tool kit shoppers

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Education & Upbringing Books: The Origins of You by Vienna Pharaon

The Origins of You

Vienna Pharaon
How Breaking Family Patterns Can Liberate the Way We Live and Love
4.3 (57 ratings)
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What's The Origins of You about?

Origins of You (2023) invites you on a transformative journey of self-discovery, guiding you through the process of uncovering your origin stories and healing emotional wounds. With powerful insights and practical tools, this invaluable resource empowers you to embrace your past, nurture your well-being, and cultivate authentic, meaningful connections.

Who should read The Origins of You?

  • People seeking self-awareness and personal growth
  • Couples aiming to enhance emotional connection
  • Therapists and coaches pursuing new insights

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Education & Upbringing Books: Raising Men by Eric Davis

Raising Men

Eric Davis
From Fathers to Sons—Life Lessons from Navy SEAL Training
4.3 (67 ratings)
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What's Raising Men about?

Raising Men (2016) is a powerful exploration of life-changing military lessons, emphasizing the importance of boldness, accountability, and bonding. Via real-life stories from Navy SEALs, this captivating narrative will teach you how to build strong relationships with your son and raise him with discipline, leadership, and grace.

Who should read Raising Men?

  • Expectant fathers
  • Distant Dads
  • Military patriarchs

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Education & Upbringing Books: The Emotional Lives of Teenagers by Lisa Damour

The Emotional Lives of Teenagers

Lisa Damour
Raising Connected, Capable, and Compassionate Adolescents
4.6 (74 ratings)
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What's The Emotional Lives of Teenagers about?

The Emotional Lives of Teenagers (2023) is a best-selling guide to navigating the highs and lows of parenting your child through adolescence. It dispenses honest, practical, research-informed advice aimed at helping parents understand, support, and connect with their teens in a way that honors the huge transition they’re experiencing.

Who should read The Emotional Lives of Teenagers?

  • Parents looking for effective strategies to support their teen’s mental health
  • Educators and youth workers seeking clinically informed advice about the adolescent years
  • Anyone who wants to help the teenagers in their lives feel loved, supported, and heard as they transition into adulthood

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Education & Upbringing Books: The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene

The Explosive Child

Ross W. Greene
A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children
4.4 (81 ratings)
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What's The Explosive Child about?

The Explosive Child (2021) is a groundbreaking and scientific guide to dealing with children who react extremely to routine situations. Drawing on neuroscience and child psychology, Greene lays out a conceptual framework focused on the cause of the behavior, rather than the behavior itself. This framework can serve as a guide for frustrated parents who want to understand and address their child’s severe outbursts.

Who should read The Explosive Child?

  • Frustrated parents who feel like they've tried it all
  • Caregivers and teachers who are concerned by a child's violent outbursts
  • Anyone looking for a fresh and compassionate perspective on children's problematic behavior

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Education & Upbringing Books: The Parenting Map by Dr. Shefali

The Parenting Map

Dr. Shefali
Step-By-Step Solutions to Consciously Create the Ultimate Parent-Child Relationship
4.6 (137 ratings)
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What's The Parenting Map about?

The Parenting Map (2023) by Dr. Shefali Tsabary offers a step-by-step guide to parenting healthy, happy, resilient, and grounded children by adopting a mindful parenting approach. In it, parents are encouraged to unlearn toxic parenting habits and replace them with moments of meaningful connection.

Who should read The Parenting Map?

  • Expectant families looking for clear, compassionate parenting advice
  • Seasoned parents who’d like to feel more present for their children
  • Grandparents, caregivers, guardians, and anyone with special young people in their lives

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Education & Upbringing Books: Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore

Care of the Soul

Thomas Moore
A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life
4.2 (226 ratings)
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What's Care of the Soul about?

Care of the Soul (2016) offers a Jungian approach to everyday life. It’s a guide for codifying our experiences into story and myth, recognizing and accepting the soulfulness and messiness of our experiences, and seeing the sacred in the ordinariness of life.

Who should read Care of the Soul?

  • Spiritual people
  • Those struggling with their mental health
  • Fans of Jung and Campbell

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Education & Upbringing Books: The Teenage Brain by Frances E. Jensen & Amy Ellis Nutt

The Teenage Brain

Frances E. Jensen & Amy Ellis Nutt
A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults
3.9 (94 ratings)
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What's The Teenage Brain about?

The Teenage Brain (2014) delves into the labyrinth of teenage neuroscience, offering a captivating exploration of why teens think and act the way they do. With a blend of science and real-world anecdotes, it illuminates the complexities and wonders of a brain in flux.

Who should read The Teenage Brain?

  • Concerned, proactive parents of teenagers
  • Educators seeking insight into students
  • Advocates of teenage mental health

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Education & Upbringing Books: Theories of Childhood by Carol Garhart Mooney

Theories of Childhood

Carol Garhart Mooney
An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget & Vygotsky
4.3 (232 ratings)
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What's Theories of Childhood about?

Theories of Childhood (2000) is a foundational text for early childhood educators that explores the lives and work of five influential thinkers who have shaped modern education over the past century. 

Who should read Theories of Childhood?

  • Anyone curious about the minds and theories behind modern education
  • Classroom teachers seeking more information about child development
  • Parents or guardians seeking insight into age-appropriate challenges to help their children thrive at learning

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Education & Upbringing Books: Sexploitation by Cindy Pierce

Sexploitation

Cindy Pierce
Helping Kids Develop Healthy Sexuality in a Porn-Driven World
4.0 (32 ratings)
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What's Sexploitation about?

Sexploitation (2015) is an up-to-date take on sexual education, aimed at arming parents, carers, and educators with the best advice for supporting kids to make healthy sexual choices. 

Who should read Sexploitation?

  • Parents who want to support their tweens and teens in exploring their sexuality
  • Educators dealing with the impact of porn and social media on young adults
  • Carers and mentors looking for up-to-date advice on sexual education

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Education & Upbringing Books: The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary

The Conscious Parent

Shefali Tsabary
Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children
4.7 (60 ratings)
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What's The Conscious Parent about?

The Conscious Parent (2014) offers a new approach to parenting based on adults increasing their awareness of the impact that their behaviors and emotional wounds have on the children in their lives. By honoring a child’s authenticity and innate wholeness, parents can deepen their connection with their children, and support them in becoming happy, well-adjusted individuals.

Who should read The Conscious Parent?

  • Parents hoping to raise happy, well-adjusted children
  • Adults wanting to break the cycle of harmful parent-child dynamics
  • Extended family members who want to support the healthy development of the children in their lives

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Education & Upbringing Books: What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew by Sharon Saline

What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew

Sharon Saline
Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life
4.6 (73 ratings)
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What's What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew about?

What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew (2018) provides parents with insights into the challenges and experiences of children with ADHD. It focuses on the importance of communication and collaboration between parents and children, and outlines the Five Cs that will help you help your child with ADHD. Learn the skills you need to ensure your child flourishes with the brain they have.

Who should read What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew?

  • Parents of children with ADHD
  • Teens and adults with ADHD
  • Teachers and parents

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Education & Upbringing Books: Moms on Call by Laura Hunter & Jennifer Walker

Moms on Call

Laura Hunter & Jennifer Walker
Basic Baby Care 0-6 Months
4.5 (6 ratings)
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What's Moms on Call about?

Moms on Call (2012) offers invaluable insights from experienced nurses into the multifaceted world of parenthood. Dive deep into expert advice on sleep routines, feeding regimens, health challenges, and child safety. Empower yourself with tried-and-true strategies, ensuring confidence and calm on your parenting journey.

Who should read Moms on Call?

  • New parents seeking sleep and feeding routines
  • Caregivers wanting infant health tips
  • Pediatric nursing and childcare students

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Education & Upbringing Books: Growing Up in Public by Devorah Heitner

Growing Up in Public

Devorah Heitner
Coming of Age in a Digital World
4.0 (82 ratings)
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What's Growing Up in Public about?

Growing Up in Public (2023) explores the many stresses both parents and children can experience in today’s digital world. Although raising children in the face of today’s many technological social outlets might seem overwhelming, this guide provides clear, actionable insight for guiding adolescent online behavior as well as monitoring our own adult actions.  

Who should read Growing Up in Public?

  • Parents or guardians concerned about their children’s social media usage
  • People looking for advice on raising children in today’s digital world
  • Anyone interested in the internet’s impact on adolescent development

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Education & Upbringing Books: This Is So Awkward by Cara Natterson & Vanessa Kroll Bennett

This Is So Awkward

Cara Natterson & Vanessa Kroll Bennett
Modern Puberty Explained
4.2 (17 ratings)
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What's This Is So Awkward about?

This Is So Awkward (2023) is the ultimate guide to navigating the cringeworthy, bewildering realm of adolescence. Blending scientific insight with compassion and frankness, this indispensable toolkit helps adults support teens through the tumultuous journey growing up.

Who should read This Is So Awkward?

  • Parents of tweens and teens looking for guidance on puberty-related issues
  • Teachers looking for advice on leading puberty education and supporting students
  • Coaches and mentors interested in understanding teen experience 

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Education & Upbringing Books: Gifted and Distractible by Julie F. Skolnick

Gifted and Distractible

Julie F. Skolnick
Understanding, Supporting, and Advocating for Your Twice Exceptional Child
4.1 (21 ratings)
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What's Gifted and Distractible about?

Gifted and Distractible (2023) offers research-based strategies to support children who exhibit both giftedness and learning differences. The guide helps parents and teachers move beyond misconceptions that intellectual talent guarantees social and emotional success, and provides strength-based tools to nurture these remarkable yet often misunderstood kids.

Who should read Gifted and Distractible?

  • Parents who want to see their gifted children thrive
  • Educators looking to support the gifted children in their care
  • Clinicians or other experts who work with 2e children

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Education & Upbringing Books: Tiny Humans, Big Emotions by Alyssa Gloria Campbell & Lauren Stauble

Tiny Humans, Big Emotions

Alyssa Gloria Campbell & Lauren Stauble
How to Navigate Tantrums, Meltdowns, and Defiance to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Children
4.3 (31 ratings)
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What's Tiny Humans, Big Emotions about?

Tiny Humans, Big Emotions (2023) helps caregivers navigate and manage children's emotional outbursts, such as tantrums and meltdowns. It offers strategies to raise emotionally intelligent children by teaching them how to handle complex feelings like anger, sadness, and anxiety, emphasizing the importance of fostering emotional resilience and well-being in children through a research-based approach that strengthens the parent-child relationship.

Who should read Tiny Humans, Big Emotions?

  • Parents or carers of young children
  • Early childhood educators
  • Parenting coaches and counselors

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Education & Upbringing Books: ADHD an A-Z by Leanne Maskell

ADHD an A-Z

Leanne Maskell
Figuring It Out Step by Step
4.2 (155 ratings)
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What's ADHD an A-Z about?

ADHD an A–Z tackles the daily challenges of ADHD with an empowering guide drawn from personal insights. From time management to budgeting to managing emotions and stress, these bite-sized tips help readers harness their unique strengths and gain confidence to thrive in their own unique way.

Who should read ADHD an A-Z?

  • Individuals with ADHD
  • Their family and friends
  • Health professionals and educators

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Education & Upbringing Books: Raising Critical Thinkers by Julie Bogart

Raising Critical Thinkers

Julie Bogart
A Parent's Guide to Growing Wise Kids in the Digital Age
4.2 (55 ratings)
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What's Raising Critical Thinkers about?

Raising Critical Thinkers (2022) is a guide for parents who want their children to make up their own minds amid today’s flood of information. Personal stories and science-backed exercises offer practical wisdom with which families can nurture thoughtful minds and empathetic hearts.

Who should read Raising Critical Thinkers?

  • Parents seeking to nurture curious, discerning children who process information thoughtfully
  • Homeschooling parents looking for exercises to foster critical thinking
  • Teachers hoping to encourage perspective and insight in students

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Education & Upbringing Books: Elsewhere by Richard Russo

Elsewhere

Richard Russo

What's Elsewhere about?

"Elsewhere" is a novel by Richard Russo that tells the story of a man named William who returns to his hometown after his mother's death. As he navigates through his past and present, he uncovers family secrets and learns to come to terms with his own life choices. The book explores themes of family, regret, and the search for meaning in life.

Who should read Elsewhere?

  • Readers seeking a heartfelt and moving story about life, loss, and second chances
  • People who enjoy exploring complex relationships and the dynamics of family and friendship
  • Those who appreciate richly developed characters and thought-provoking themes

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Education & Upbringing Books: Savage Inequalities by Jonathan Kozol

Savage Inequalities

Jonathan Kozol

What's Savage Inequalities about?

Savage Inequalities (1991) by Jonathan Kozol explores the stark differences in funding and resources between public schools in affluent and low-income communities in the United States. Through extensive research and personal anecdotes, Kozol sheds light on the systemic inequalities that perpetuate educational disadvantage for marginalized students.

Who should read Savage Inequalities?

  • Individuals interested in understanding and addressing educational inequality
  • Teachers, educators, and policymakers seeking insights into the challenges facing underprivileged schools
  • Students and scholars studying social justice, poverty, and education

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