How to be a Parent: Top 5 Best Parenting Books

Raising a child is not easy, and sometimes it is not clear what to do. What does it mean to love your child? Do we love them enough? Don’t we make it worse if we love them too much? How to set reasonable limits of love and discipline,  the child rise a happy, confident and free? We have selected 5 best parenting books — read and enjoy.

The Secrets of Happy Families:
Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More
by Bruce Feiler 

Taking as a basis the L. Tolstoy’s words “All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way”,  the author asked himself: what exactly do happy families do right and how can others learn it?

He analyzed family life, highlighting what we all do – love, quarrel, eat, play, fool around, spend money, make vital decisions, and tried to find ways to optimize these aspects.

Minimum psychology and maximum technology you will find in this book. There are instructions ” how to do …” : so children have learned to spend pocket money to family quarrel did not turn into a scandal, etc.

The author chose the brightest examples, found the smartest people and the most organic families that he could find to gather the best experience available today and create a kind of guide for happy families.

Maybe we’re really in danger of falling apart? Is there a secret sauce recipe that glues families together without letting them break up? What are the ingredients that allow individual families to be prosperous, strong, viable and happy ?

Bringing Up Bébé  by Pamela Druckerman

The runaway New York Times bestseller that shows American parents the secrets behind France’s amazingly well-behaved children.

When American journalist Pamela Druckerman had a baby in Paris, she didn’t aspire to become a “French parent.” But she noticed that French children sleep through the night by two or three months old. They eat braised leeks. They play by themselves while their parents sip coffee. And yet French kids were still boisterous, curious, and creative. Why? How?

Researches over three years and written in her worm, funny voice, Bringing Up Bébé is deeply wise, charmingly told, and destined to become a classic resource for American parents.

“When I ask French parents what they most want for their children, they say things like “to feel comfortable in their own skin” and “to find their path in the world.” They want their kids to develop their own tastes and opinions. In fact, French parents worry if their kids are too docile. They want them to have character. ” 


The Five Love Languages of Children  by Gary Chapman

“How to Really Love Your Child,” is the best-seller to help parents speak their child’s love language. Happiness is the best University. What does it mean? Growing up, the child must constantly feel parental love – this is the main condition for the full development .

Sometimes parents choose the wrong way and make the child unhappy. That’s the reason of a bad studies and hidden aggression. How to find the right way to your child’s heart and reach mutual understanding, this book will tell.

“The best way to love your children is to love their mother [father].” That’s true. The quality of your marriage greatly affects the way you relate to your children—and the way they receive love. If your marriage is healthy—both partners treating each other with kindness, respect, and integrity—you and your spouse will feel and act as partners in parenting.”


The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising  Confident, Capable Kids
by by Jessica Joelle Alexander& Iben Dissing Sandahl

What makes Denmark the happiest country in the world-and what secrets do Danish parents have to bring up happy, confident, successful children year after year?

Filled with practical and inspiring examples, The Danish Way of Parenting will help parents from all walks of life raise the happiest, most  self-confident children in the world.

The book gives tips about how:

  • The book delivers fresh advice on how to:
  • Celebrate togetherness
  • Nurture empathy
  • Foster authenticity and confidence
  • Emphasize teamwork over power struggles
  • Encourage free play

“Rewrite your child´s narrative to be more loving. Make a list of your child´s most negative qualities and behaviors and write them out as sentence. Try focusing on the positive side to your children´s behavior so they feel appreciated for their uniqueness rather than labeled negatively.” 

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed  by Jessica Lahey

Modern parenting is defined by the high level of overprotectiveness of their children.  As Jessica Lahey explains, even though these parents see themselves as being highly responsive to their children’s well-being, they aren’t giving them the chance to to solveproblems on their own.

Overparenting has the potential to ruin a child’s confidence and undermine their education, so you risk raising a socially helpless person. In this book, the author offers a plan that will help parents learn to retreat on time and accept the failures of their children.

A tough but wise Gift of Failure is an important experience,  making a person stronger and gives knowledge to succeed.