My 15 top parenting books | books every parent should read

These are my 15 top parenting books. In my talk called Parenting: Navigating Everything, I cover numerous topics in the realm of parenting such as parenting styles, time, communication, and discipline. The list below includes all the books I promote and I quote in the presentation. I will do other book lists for different topics like mental health, sex, and media, etc but these are my top 15 books on the greater concept of parenting.

I have given you direct links to Amazon after each book. You can find full descriptions on Amazon. I would suggest having a parenting book on the go at all times whether it’s a physical book or a Kindle version. Read a chapter or even just 10 pages a day. You will easily then read around a book or 2 every month. I have put (faith-based) at the end of the book if the author has faith-based content in the book. If you want to be better parents pick up a few books to help you in this area.

Links to my book Parenting: Navigating Everything
Amazon https://amzn.to/31ZEO4N

I also have a 6-part video series for a small group setting going through the first 6 chapters in my book. Click here for more information

You can also find my fully updated list on my Amazon page. All book suggestions are divided up by category.
Canada – https://www.amazon.ca/shop/brettullman
US – https://www.amazon.com/shop/brettullman

My Top Parenting books:

1. The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups – Leonard Sax
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2NXKLIA

2. Parenting Beyond Your Capacity: Connecting Your Family to a Wider Community – Reggie Joiner & Carey Nieuwhof (Faith-based)
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2O15lrq

3. Trophy Child: Saving Parents from Performance, Preparing Children for Something Greater Than Themselves – Ted Cunningham (Faith-based)
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2Q7NbqN

4. Hold On to Your Kids: Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers – Gorden Neufeld & Gabor Maté
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2ZXJf0m

5. 12 Huge Mistakes Parents Can Avoid: Leading Your Kids to Succeed in Life – Tim Elmore
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2O5Vgtc

6. How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success – Julie Lythcott-Haims
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2O65UAx

6. Revolutionary Parenting: What the Research Shows Really Works – George Barna (Faith-based)
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2QaapN3

7. The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids – Madaline Levine
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2Q7BTTg

8. Dr. Karyn’s Guide To The Teen Years: Understanding and Parenting Your Teenagers – Karyn Gordon
Amazon – https://amzn.to/32GRElD

9. Free-Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry) – Lenore Skenazy
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2Q4hOgG

10. Under Pressure: Putting the Child Back in Childhood – Carl Honoré
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2N9Dupr

11. The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed – Jessica Lahey
Amazon – https://amzn.to/34AMysS

12. The Grown Ups Guide to Teenage Humans: How to Decode Their Behavior, Develop Unshakable Trust, and Raise a Respectable Adult – Josh Shipp
Amazon – https://amzn.to/34Kb2QE

13. The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact – Chip and Dan Heath
Amazon – https://amzn.to/32GS6QR

14a. The 5 Love Languages – Gary Chapman
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2O5W5Ci

14b. The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively – Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2LsEYcg

14c. The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers – Gary Chapman
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2O67Uc1

15. Secrets of Discipline: 12 Keys for raising responsible children – Ronald. G. Morrish
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2NXy1S7

New additions to top parenting books.

The Explosive Child, The: A New Approach For Understanding And Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children – Ross W. Greene
Amazon – https://amzn.to/3rUonkO

He’s Not Lazy: Empowering Your Son to Believe In Himself – Adam Price
Amazon – https://amzn.to/3s0f173

Any I am missing? What would your top parenting books be?


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Brett Ullman

Brett Ullman travels North America speaking to teens, young adults, leaders, and parents on topics including parenting, mental health, sexuality, pornography, men, dating and media. Brett's seminars engage and challenge attendees to try and connect our ancient faith with our modern culture we live in. Participants are inspired to reflect on what we know, what we believe and how our faith ought to serve as the lens through which we view and engage tough conversations in our society today.

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