Parenting a child is incredibly rewarding, yet can also be frustrating at times. Children have physical and emotional needs and a parent is on 24/7. Children need nourishment, love, understanding, structure, discipline, and the list goes on. We open our hearts to our children and we try to do what we think is best for them. Ultimately, when it comes to parenting, I think following your instincts and your knowledge of your child is what has worked for me. But along the way we all seek books and magazine articles for advice, knowledge, inspiration, and encouragement.
Chemung County Library District has parenting books on many topics including raising your children, behavioral issues, children with special needs, bullying, or even estrangement from an older child. The library can provide information on so many parenting issues.
These are some of the new non-fiction books at the Central Library on parenting where you can find information on your child from birth through the teen years.
Bumpology the Myth-Busting Pregnancy Book for Curious Parents-To-Be by Linda Geddes. This book discusses the latest research on various topics of concern from pregnancy through the baby’s first year.
Calm Mama Happy Baby the Simple Intuitive way to Tame Tears Improve Sleep and help Your Family Thrive by Derek O’Neil, CHP & Jennifer Waldburger, MSW. This book gives Moms practical tools for choosing calm over stress no matter what is happening that day.
Mindful Parenting: Simple and Powerful Solutions for Raising Creative Engaged Happy Kids in Today’s Hectic World by Kristen Race. A thoughtful science-based plan that helps parents and kids use simple techniques to deal with the stresses of our modern day lives.
Jo Frost’s Toddler Rules Your 5-Step Guide to Shaping Proper Behavior by Jo Frost. Jo Frost, the supernanny, presents a simple but effective 5-step program that guides parents to tame tantrums, prevent bad behavior and create stability in the home environment.
Got Teens? The Doctor Mom’s guide to Sexuality, Social Media and Other Adolescent Realities by Logan Levkoff, PhD & Jennifer Wider, MD. This book gives parents the confidence to answer their children’s tough questions that come up in today’s world and decode what their children really want to know.
Connie Ogilvie, Reference Librarian
Chemung County Library District