Parenting is the toughest job in the world that comes with no manuals or training.

I remember being in equal parts worried and confused as a new mother. But thankfully, books are a huge help and so are parenting blogs.

Here is a curated list of books by Harpercollins that I feel will be very useful to read for all parents:

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1. Imagine: Building Emotionally Safe Spaces for Inclusive & Creative Learning by Shelja Sen 

Imagine if every child could shine in school, not just those who are academically gifted. This book is a deep dive into thoughtful ideas so that learning is inclusive and enriching not just educational. 

As a parent, I feel that changing syllabus, deadlines, projects, and exams somewhere diminish real-world learning for our children.

This book is a start of a conversation as to how to design schools, curriculum, and teaching methods so that every child is truly enabled.

2. Raising Boys in the 21st Century by Steve Biddulph 

This book about raising boys is very pertinent especially as I am a mother of sons.

It offers useful insights into how to raise thoughtful, sensitive boys who are feminist and gender equal.

This is an extremely popular book that has empowered fathers and mothers to raise their sons better.

3. Sleep, Baby, Sleep by Kerry Bajaj 

Getting babies and kids to sleep early and on time is one of the initial struggles of parenthood.

In this book, Kerry Bajaj shares actionable tips that has been helping her daughters, ages 5 and 3 to sleep by 7 pm since they were 7 months old.

Kerry has studied infant and child sleep in the US. She shares tips on how patience and discipline help build this fantastic habit for a lifetime.

4. All You Need Is Love by Shelja Sen 

Shelja Sen does not pretend to be an expert which is refreshing. What she talks about is common sense but not so common among parents.

This book is my go-to when I need a reality check in parenting.

It reiterates how each child is special, and parents need to hold back in foisting their own dreams and aspirations on them. A must read for every parent.

5. One-Minute Super Dad by Dr. Prashant Jindal 

I absolutely admire books that give you tips that can be implemented easily like this book.

This is very useful for new parents who can try out techniques that require just one minute per day. So good, right?

Perfect book for new dads and even moms to help build habits that will give them a lifetime of strong bonds with their kids.

6. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish

Communicating with kids in a way that is respectful, yet firm is a real challenge.

This bestselling book shares insights from internationally acclaimed experts and the author to establish good communication strategies.

A very useful book for helping forge strong relationship with your children.

7. How to Talk so Teens will Listen & Listen so Teens Will Talk by Adele Faber 

Teenage years are tough to navigate for both children and parents.

This book shares pratical and helpful suggestions and guidelines.

8. Online Offline! Mindful Kids by Dr. Sharie Coombes

In the last couple of years, kids have been spending a lot of time online.

This book shares some lovely activities and exercises that explore emotions and behaviours that help young people lead a healthy digital life.

9. Sleep Tight! Mindful Kids by Dr. Sharie Coombes

This is a very interesting self-care activity book for little kids over the age of 7 that helps them to doodle to better sleep.

A lovely book of activities for small kids that every child will love.

Hope you liked this list and will give these incredible and useful books a read. Every parent and child will benefit from them.

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