Current Date:June 11, 2024

10 Great Reads for Parenting Tweens & Teens!

Get Out of My Life, but First Could you Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall: A Parent’s Guide to the New Teenager 

– Anthony E. Wolf

Now that’s quite an exciting title for a book! If you are the parent of an adolescent, often helpless on how to deal with them, you’re in the right place! The book explains the basic issues of adolescence while providing practical advice on how to improve and strengthen your parent-child relationship.


Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

– Daniel J. Siegel MD

Teenage is the time when young minds are easily affected, susceptible and vulnerable. If parents can communicate effectively with their teens, understand their challenges, and work together towards a solution, the results are nothing short of magical! Positive encouragement during the receptive teenage years can lead to sensible, successful, and mature adults.


The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go so Their Children Can Succeed

– Jessica Lahey

Every parent wants to raise their child to responsible, resilient, and independent adult. However, their “overprotectiveness” sometimes kills the entire idea. Many parents try to keep their children away from problems and hardships, which in turn affects their ability to face real-life hardships when they grow up. Parents learn to step back, let go and embrace their children’s failures. The child, in turn, can think and come up with his ideas and solutions to tackle problems.


The Power of Showing up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired

– Daniel J. Siegel , Tina Payne Bryson

This radical book stresses the importance of physically being there for the child and spending quality time with them. Studies show that children blossom the best when at least one adult in their life has consistently shown up for them. While it doesn’t take a lot of time, energy, or money, just the quality presence of a parent can positively impact the child’s development.


The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children

– Shefali Tsabary

One of the most profound books that examine parenting from a different angle. This book goes into the heart of parents’ problems with children, challenging society’s dependence on discipline and urging the reader to let go of fear-based ideologies. This read could change one’s entire perspective on parenting.


Playful Parenting

– Lawrence J. Cohen

Yet another interesting read, the book talks about how parents need to let their guard down sometimes and become a part of their child’s world, taking part in their fun and games. This would lead to fostering a healthy and happy bond between them and help to get a glimpse of what their child’s life is all about.


How to Talk so Teens will Listen & Listen so Teens will Talk

– Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Adolescence has always been a tough time. The pressures that teenagers face today are somehow greater than the pressures that many parents face in their own teenage years. Sprinkled liberally with innovative, easy-to-implement suggestions and proven techniques to build the foundation for lasting relationships, the book teaches parents how to be more emphatic towards their teenage children.


Weird Parenting Wins

– Hillary Frank

When traditional parenting methods fail to work, it may help if you try something out of the ordinary! Now, this book is a treasure trove of tips for dealing with kids of all ages, on a wide array of topics ranging from ‘Crazy ways to get your baby to stop crying to the ‘Art of Getting Your Child to Tell You Things.’ It celebrates the fact that every parent and kid is unique and has unique personal dynamics in dealing with each other.


Radical Parenting: Seven Steps To a Functional Family in a Dysfunctional World

– Brad Blanton

As the name suggests, this book, full of revolutionary ideas, is ideal for parents who want to transcend the limitations of the family and culture in which they were raised. The content is based on the most recent scientific research on psychological growth and development. The book is about how to consciously prevent parents from crippling their children in the same ways they were crippled in their own families and schools. It also contains many practical examples of parenting.


The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did)

– Philippa Perry

Every parent wants their child to maintain a close relationship with them. But how do you achieve that? In this absorbing, clever, and funny book, you get to read all about it and more – The quintessential dos and don’ts of parenting. The advice and suggestions in the book are refreshing and non-judgemental. It touches on exciting topics like understand how your upbringing may affect your parenting; accept that you will make mistakes and learn what you can do about them; break negative cycles, and many more!

Well, this brings us to the end of the list –  Happy Reading Folks!

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