If you like to read, then I am happy to share with you my top self-healing books. Click on a title or a book cover image and it will take you to Amazon where you can purchase it.
Best Self-Healing Books
Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson
If you grew up with an emotionally immature, unavailable, or selfish parent, you may have lingering feelings of anger, loneliness, betrayal, or abandonment. You may recall your childhood as a time when your emotional needs were not met, when your feelings were dismissed, or when you took on adult levels of responsibility in an effort to compensate for your parent’s behavior. These wounds can be healed, and you can move forward in your life.
In this breakthrough book, clinical psychologist Lindsay Gibson exposes the destructive nature of parents who are emotionally immature or unavailable. You will see how these parents create a sense of neglect, and discover ways to heal from the pain and confusion caused by your childhood.
It Didn’t Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle by Mark Wolynn
When all other therapeutic approaches failed, grab this book and look into your family trauma. The healing might be hidden in your family dynamic.
Best Books on Parenting
The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids
“Everyone around the globe can gain something from the valuable wisdom found in this book. Concepts such as reframing and hygge prove useful to families from all cultures. It has so much in common with Positive Parenting!”
–Rebecca Eanes, author of Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide
Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science by Tracy Cutchlow
Friendly andhttps://amzn.to/3nguCxm practical, Zero to Five draws on tried-and-true research from experts, covering an impressive range of the topics most important to parents today.
You could read dozens of books on brain development, parenting styles, and positive discipline. You could spend hours searching online for baby/toddler/preschooler sleep, feeding kids, screen time… Or you could flip open Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science.
How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen by Joanna Faber and Julie King
What do you do with a little kid who…won’t brush her teeth…screams in his car seat…pinches the baby…refuses to eat vegetables…throws books in the library…runs rampant in the supermarket? Organized by common challenges and conflicts, this book is an essential manual of communication strategies, including a chapter that addresses the special needs of children with sensory processing and autism spectrum disorders.
This user-friendly guide will empower parents and caregivers of young children to forge rewarding, joyful relationships with terrible two-year-olds, truculent three-year-olds, ferocious four-year-olds, foolhardy five-year-olds, self-centered six-year-olds, and the occasional semi-civilized seven-year-old. And, it will help little kids grow into self-reliant big kids who are cooperative and connected to their parents, teachers, siblings, and peers.
Boundaries with Kids: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Children by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
Learn how to:
- set limits and still be a loving parent
- bring control to an out-of-control family life
- apply the ten laws of boundaries to parenting
- define appropriate boundaries and consequences for your kids
- . . . and much more!