Some of the books I and people in my circle have found helpful (in the order I thought of them while typing this):
You can find these books and more on the “Parenting” shelf of my Goodreads profile.
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, 8th Edition by Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, and Teresa Pitman (yes, it’s a breastfeeding book, but it was my introduction to gentle parenting (well, the 7th edition was, but this one’s new and improved). I still go back to it for encouragement)
Becoming the Parent You Want to Be by Laura Davis and Janis Keyser
Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen
Positive Discipline for Preschoolers by Jane Nelsen
Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids by Sue Hart
Growing a Girl by Barbara Mackoff
Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn
Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn
Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell
How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and How to Listen so Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Hold Onto Your Kids by Gordon Neufield and Gabor Mate
Adventures in Gentle Discipline by Hilary Flower
The Discipline Book by William and Martha Sears
Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg
Our Babies Ourselves by Meredith Small
What are some of your favorite gentle parenting books? Let me know, and I’ll add them to the list.
5 Replies to “Gentle Parenting Bibliography”
I am glad to see so many of my favorite titles on this list! Great selection!
Thanks for this helpful list and your post about the spankout. We’re not big spankers, but our family has a lot of conflict and so I’m working on this.