Our carefully selected recommendations
We've kept an eye out for books we think might be particularly helpful to you as you raise your little one! We'll continue to update this list as we review other books, so check back occasionally if you'd like.
Your Child's Growing Mind: Brain Development and Learning From Birth to Adolescence by Jane M. Healy, Ph.D
Jane Healy makes child development and its practical applications clear and readable. Especially valuable is the information about brain development, how children learn, how you can help them, what real education and learning are all about, and the things parents do that hinder brain development. A must-read for parents!
Positive Pushing: How to Raise a Successful and Happy Child
by Jim Taylor
Jim Taylor provides a balanced look at raising your children to be successful. He not only defines the art of parenting that makes it possible for children to discover their best selves and thrive, but teaches parents how to pay attention, respect, and respond to their children in ways that will contribute to their fulfillment in childhood and beyond. Positive Pushing will help you become an even better parent. You'll be in charge, and happier too!
Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten: Raise IQ Points by Up to 30 Points and Turn On Your Child's Smart Genes by David Perlumutter, MD, and Carol Colm
We're thrilled to recommend this simply written book! Read it to find games that will reinforce the memory pathways in your child's brain, common household products and toys that contain brain-damaging neurotoxins, the right foods and supplements to feed your little one to boost his "smart genes", proven ways to reduce the risk of your child developing ADD or ADHD, and tips on how to turn the television, computer, and video games into real educational tools.