Archive for the ‘books’ Category

Whew! Ok, we’ve made the decision.  We are going to have our baby at home, without a midwife.  It’s a relief to know what the plan is but also a bit scarey! This will be a journey I have never taken before.

I have just ordered the following books:

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth

Unassisted Childbirth

Emergency Childbirth: A Manual

Unassisted Homebirth: An Act of Love

Heart & Hands: A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy & Birth


Read Full Post »

Someone asked about which parenting books I am reading. Here is the most comprehensive list I can find.

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk HAVE
by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Siblings Without Rivalry HAVE
by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families HAVE
by Stephen R. Covey

Raising Your Spirited Child HAVE
by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles
by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Kids Are Worth It  HAVE
by Barbara Coloroso

There’s Got to Be a Better Way
Becky Bailey

Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline HAVE
Becky Bailey

When Anger Hurts Your Kids
by McKay, Fanning, Paleg & Landis

The 5 Love Languages of Children
by Gary D. Chapman & Ross Campbell

Protecting the Gift
by Gavin de Becker

Nighttime Parenting HAVE
by William Sears, MD & Martha Sears, RN

Parent Effectiveness Training HAVE
by Dr. Thomas Gordon

Becoming Attached: Unfolding the Mystery of the Infant-Mother Bond and
its Impact on Later Life
by Robert Karen

The Continuum Concept
by Jean Liedloff

The Courage To Raise Good Men
by Olga Silverstein and Beth Rashbaum

Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn

Evolution’s End
by Joseph Chilton Pearce

Growing Up Again: Parenting Ourselves, Parenting Our Children
by Jean Illsley Clarke and Connie Dawson

I’ll Never Do To My Kids What My Parents Did To Me!: A Guide to
Conscious Parenting
by Thomas and Eileen Paris

Keys to Becoming a Father
by William Sears, M.D.

Magical Child
by Joseph Chilton Pearce

Mother Daughter Revolution: From Betrayal to Power
by Elizabeth Debold, Marie Wilson and Idelisse Malave

Mothering Multiples
by Karen Gromada

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Compassion
by Marshall Rosenberg

The Optimistic Child
by Martin E.P. Seligman

Raising a Daughter: Parents and The Awakening Of A Healthy Woman
by Don Elium and Jeanne Elium

Attachment Parenting: Instinctive Care for Your Baby and Young Child
by Katie Allison Granju.

Baby Days: Activities, Ideas, and Games for Enjoying Daily Life With a
Child Under Three HAVE
by Barbara Rowley

Positive Discipline HAVE
by Jane Nelsen (with the caveot that her advice for
infants and toddlers is NOT AP)
The Explosive Child
by Dr. Ross Greene

Living with the Active Alert Child
by Dr Linda S. Budd

The Edison Trait
by Lucy Jo Palladino

How To Really Love Your Child
by Ross Campbell

Liberated Parents, Liberated Children: Your Guide To A Happier Family HAVE
by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
Giving The Love That Heals: A Guide for Parents
by Harville Hendrix and Helen Hunt

Love and Anger: The Parental Dilemma
by Nancy Samalin

The Fussy Baby: How to Bring Out the Best in Your High Need Child HAVE
by Williams Sears, M.D.

The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby From Birth
to Age Two HAVE
by William Sears, M.D. and Martha Sears, R.N.
Punished by Rewards HAVE
by Alfie Kohn

Between Parent And Child
by Haim Ginott

How Children Learn
by John Holt

Teach Your Own
by John Holt

No Contest: The Case Against Competition HAVE
by David Elkind

Children: The Challenge
by Rudolf Dreikurs

Living Joyfully with Children
by Win and Bill Sweet

Summerhill School : A New View of Childhood
by A. S. Neill

On Becoming a Person
by Carl Rogers

Playful Parenting HAVE
by Lawrence Cohen

Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach
by Howard Glasser, Jennifer Easley

Everyday Blessings
by Jon and Myla Kabat Zinn

The Tao of Motherhood
Vimala McClure (same person as Vimala Schneider McClure)

The Path to Parenting
Vimala Schneider McClure (same person as Vimala McClure)

Read Full Post »