Parenting is not an easy task. It requires a lot of sacrifices and changes in the parents' lifestyle. You are raising a kid who has no understanding of the world, and the most human interaction he/she will have is through you in their initial years. People believe in raising kids by themselves or based on their expert extended family members' advice in India. However, there is no shame and should not be either to turn to some experts to better prepare for this journey. Here are some of the best parenting tips books I have come across as a child care specialist that would help you:
1. All you need is love by Shelja Sen
This is a refreshing book that talks about the importance of parents acknowledging the fact that every child is different from the other. Embracing their uniqueness and building a healthy relationship with a child can help children be the best version of them.
2. Speak-A-Boo by Dr. Neeraj Suri
Dr.Neeraj Suri is an ENT surgeon who also is very active in social work. In this book, she has tried to decode the science behind how the primitive brain achieves the miracle of communicating through words. Speak-A-Boo have informative insights for parents, grandparents, and any caretaker to understand being a parent's factual and emotional aspects and child communication.
3. Keep calm and mommy on by Tanu Shree Singh.
This is more of an essay-based book dedicated to mothers and their ability to better explain certain sensitive topics to children, like gender diversity and religion. It helps a mother understand how to open up to their children in a non-imposing manner.
4. First Time Mommy - Shruti Haldia Negi
Shruti Haldia Negi is the author of this book. As the title suggests, this book is dedicated to first time expecting mothers to prepare them for motherhood. The book focuses more on the first two years of the baby’s life. The author adds her personal experiences and instances from meeting new moms in the most honest manner possible. The book focuses on helping new mothers understand and deal with their feelings and find a happier motherhood approach.
5. Who Do You Think You’re Kidding? - Lina Ashar
Lina Ashar is the founder of the famous Kangaroo Kids pre-school who wrote this book to show parents how to raise their kids in today’s competitive world. She shows how parents can identify and realize their child’s true potential. Her background as an educator and a parent has shaped her learning philosophy.