Recommended books for parents

Parenting in Practice (2nd ed), by Joseph Degeling, and Christine Langridge (2008) – available from

Whats going on in there: How the brain and mind develop in the first 5 years of life, by Lise Eliot (2000)

How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk, by Adele Faber, and Elaine Mazlish (2001)

Siblings without rivalry, by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (1998)

Raising an emotionally intelligent child: The heart of parenting, by John Gottman and Joan DeClair (1998)

Why love matters: How affection shapes a baby’s brain, by Sue Gerhardt (2004)

You are my world: How a parents love shapes a baby’s mind, by Amy Hatkoff (2007)

Principles of Attachment Focused Parenting. Effective strategies to care for children, by  Daniel Hughes (2009)

Parenting from the inside out, by Dan Siegel and Mary Hartzell (2004)

The Optimistic Child, by Martin Seligman (2007)