What is one child development book you'd recommend?

What is one child development book you’d recommend?

What is one child development book you’d recommend?

To help you decide which child development books are worth the read, we asked experienced parents and thought-leaders this question for their best recommendations. From Nature Shock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman to How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way by Tim Seldin, there are several book suggestions that may help you choose your next read.

Here are seven child development book recommendations:

  • Nurture Shock
  • The Child, The Family, and The Outside World
  • Reading Magic
  • Raising Good Humans: A Mindful Guide
  • The Whole-Brain Child
  • The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read
  • How to Raise An Amazing Child the Montessori Way

Nurture Shock 

Nurture Shock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman is a must-read. As a researcher, I’m all about science. That’s why I like to take expert advice from books that stem from real scientific studies. This book provides revolutionary, science-backed strategies for nurturing a child’s cognitive development.

Stephanie Venn-Watson, fatty15

The Child, The Family, and The Outside World

The Child, The Family, and The Outside World eloquently explains the function of the triangle formed by the child, family, and the outside environment in the child’s development and upbringing. In this book, the author explains the mother’s love and attention which is the key factor for the proper development of child behavior. Additionally, D.W. Winnicott elucidates how everyday issues affect the skills of youngsters, resulting in terrible effects on maturity. So, this book is the best to understand the complexities of the bond between children, parents, and outsiders.

John Tian, Mobitrix

Reading Magic

Fox makes a very convincing argument about the importance of reading aloud to children. She provides research-backed evidence as well as personal anecdotes to show how reading aloud benefits children in a variety of ways, from cognitive development to emotional security. She offers lots of practical tips for making reading aloud a part of your everyday routine, and the book [Reading Magic] is filled with charming illustrations.

Marc De Diego Ferrer, MCA Assessors

Raising Good Humans: A Mindful Guide

Compassionate children can create a compassionate world. Based on this beautiful premise and with enough insights to give parents plenty of real-world advice on raising empathetic children, this book [Raising Good Children] is one of the most thoughtful yet practical child development titles I would recommend. The book beautifully weaves the fabric of hope, and in giving away actionable roadmaps and practical guidance, the author also shows parents how to transform hope into reality. If raising children is a rollercoaster ride, this book provides you with all the gear you need so that you and your children enjoy the ride in the most mindful of ways.

Azmaira Maker, Ph.D., Aspiring Families

The Whole-Brain Child

The Whole-Brain Child is all about the 12 revolutionary strategies to nurture a child’s brain. The neuropsychiatrist author Daniel J. Siegal and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson both explain how to wire out children’s brains to achieve a pioneering approach. They demonstrate that integrating the brain’s diverse components in a coordinated and balanced manner improves self-awareness, relationships, and academic performance, along with other things in children. They mention the smart solutions and tactics for children to deal with fear, fight, and frustration. Overall, this book is the ultimate package of self-understanding that can lead children to make wise decisions and, eventually, to lead meaningful and joyful lives.

Ryan Yount, Luckluckgo

The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read

Written by one of the best psychotherapy writers at present, The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read is a great option for people who have just started or planning on starting a family. It helps you have a child’s point of view, understanding them better. Along with incorporating some intensive parenting style tips, it encourages the concept of listening and validating feelings. The author has proved to give the warmth required to readers all around the globe. It is a therapy-backed book written in a simple yet absolutely brilliant tone. Practices mentioned by the author are surely going to help improve your parenting.

Meera Watts, Siddhi Yoga International Pte. Ltd.

How to Raise An Amazing Child the Montessori Way

Montessori education is one of the most effective approaches to child development, and this book [How to Raise An Amazing Child the Montessori Way] provides a great introduction to it. Tim Seldin outlines the key principles of Montessori education and explains how to apply them in your home environment. He includes plenty of examples and anecdotes to help illustrate his points, and the book is filled with beautiful photographs of children interacting with Montessori materials.

Peter Lucas, Relocate to Andorra

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