The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two (updated and revised)
by William Sears et al., 2003
Amazingly comprehensive, covering just about everything you want to know about how to care for your baby and toddler.
by Jacob Goldman, 2000
Great information for new dads, not just about your baby, but about understanding and relating to the mother - your partner in a completely new and very challenging phase of your relationship and adult life.
by Bonnie Harris, 2008
There are many parenting books, of course. This one helps parents bring out the best in their children (and themselves!) without resorting to punishments and rewards that may temporarily get parents what they want at the cost of undermining children's abilities to become respectful and responsible.
by Bonnie Harris, 2004
This book gives you the tools to understand why your buttons are getting pushed, and how to free yourself (and your children!) from the over-reactions every parent makes based on his or her own childhood experiences.
The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children
by Ross Greene, 2010
An extremely wise and helpful book for parents with explosive children. It has lots of practical techniques for reducing battles and bringing more peace into the home.
by Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson, 2000
A very powerful and insightful book on how boys are socialized to be emotionally limited, and how to see the effects on your son and take steps to help him overcome them.
by William Pollack, 1998
Another very powerful and insightful book on how boys are harmed by 'male socialization,' including in schools, and how to protect your son against many of the effects while promoting a much more healthy masculinity.
by James Garbarino, 2000
An important and potentially life-saving book on why boys become violent, how to recognize the early signs in aggressive behavior, and how to provide the social, psychological and spiritual environment and help that can prevent violence.
by Mary Pipher, 1994
Classic book on the challenges and toxic influences that can harm adolescent girls in our society, the serious consequences that can result (e.g., eating disorders, self-mutilation), and how to help girls protect themselves and become healthy and confident young women.