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Books for the expecting and self-aware parent

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The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two
The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two
"The essential bible to your baby from birth to two years. William and Martha Sears are true humanitarians of baby care and child development"
Born for Love: Why Empathy Is Essential--and Endangered
Born for Love: Why Empathy Is Essential--and Endangered
"The essential role of empathy, attachment and relationships in the development of ourselves and society and what happens when it is lacking"
The Boy Who Was Raised As a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook - What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing
The Boy Who Was Raised As a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook - What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing
"Learning about trauma and the deprivation of love, intimacy and care in developing humans is just as essential as learning about changing a nappy"
The Continuum Concept (Arkana)
The Continuum Concept (Arkana)
"Profound insights into the nature of the human species- what being a social animal really means and how modern life and parenting is destroying our well being"
Three in a Bed: The Benefits of Sleeping with Your Baby
Three in a Bed: The Benefits of Sleeping with Your Baby
"Historical, social and psychological analysis of how co-sleeping, a most natural and instinctive drive, has been demonized and replaced with abusive "sleep training". Will destroy all your preconceptions about how babies "should" be raised and teach you to trust your instincts"
Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children
Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children
"Again, understanding the deep and complex nature of trauma, abuse and lack of love will bolster your ability to give it. Deep psychological insights into the nature of shame and how it creates narcissism"
Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 17: Development of Personality
Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 17: Development of Personality
"Let C.G Jung give your perspectives on how our unconscious is an essential component of our family relationships. Also essays on education, the important of conscious teachers and guidance"
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
"Scathing and essential look at the uselessness of compulsory schooling, told in irony from a high school teacher"
Weapons of Mass Instruction
Weapons of Mass Instruction
"Historical look at the development of compulsory schooling and why education fails our children. Will empower you to home educate"
Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book Of Homeschooling
Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book Of Homeschooling
"Practical and inspirational guide on how to home school your child"
How Children Fail (Classics in Child Development)
How Children Fail (Classics in Child Development)
"How we think children learn from us is usually wrong- helps you understand the frustration a child experiences in being educated by adults"
How Children Learn (Penguin Education)
How Children Learn (Penguin Education)
Learning All The Time
Learning All The Time
"By understanding how children learn and develop emotionally, intellectually, socially and cognitively, you can create your own parenting style that incorporates a love of learning into both of your lives"
Principles of Attachment-Focused Parenting: Effective Strategies to Care for Children (Norton Professional Books)
Principles of Attachment-Focused Parenting: Effective Strategies to Care for Children (Norton Professional Books)
"Absolutely essential- the ultimate parenting book. Deep insights into how to communicate with and foster a deep bond with our child and help them grow emotionally into self-aware, confident and caring humans"
Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive
Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive
"Develop yourself and be the living example of how to be a conscious person to your child"
Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
"Zen buddhist, living-in-the-moment insight on parenting."
Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason
Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason
"This book addresses the myths and damaging effects of behaviorist discipline attitudes on the parent-child relationship. It shows how positive reinforcement, verbal praise and "discipline" are damaging and impractical."
The feeling child
The feeling child
"Goes deeper into the potential effects of neurosis and emotional pain, especially in relation to child birth and parenting practices. Emotionally devastating. Interesting over view of "primal theory" too."