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  • October 16, 2020
  • MKB Team

10 Books every mom should read

Once you are pregnant, you know big changes are just around the corner. With so much free advice and hacks coming your way, it is extremely important to filter the information you get from everyone around you and only pick what you resonate with. For the sake of your sanity! Which is why you need to read up whenever you can because books are easier to trust. Making sure you create your plan for parenting is the crux because you want to stay true to who you are in the long run. Being yourself while dosing up on some knowledge is ideal to back up that perfect plan. These books are going to cover everything you need to know about being a mom. From diets for your baby to your mental peace, this list covers it all. So let’s get your nerd mode on!

1. My Child Won’t Eat: How to Enjoy Mealtimes without Worry

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Parents everywhere worry when their baby or toddler doesn’t seem to eat as much as they think he should. Carlos Gonzalez, a pediatrician, and father, sets those fears to rest as he explores the reasons why a child refuses food, the pitfalls of growth charts, and the ways that growth and activity affect a child’s caloric needs. He discusses how eating problems start and how they can be avoided. Carlos Gonzalez reassures parents that children know how much they need to eat and explains why a parent’s only involvement should be providing healthy food choices. Forcing a child to eat more than he needs can only lead to tears, tantrums, and eventually, possibly even obesity. Questions Carlos Gonzalez answers include: Why won’t my child eat? How much does a child need to eat? Why don’t children like vegetables? What does it mean to breastfeed on demand? When should my baby start to eat solid foods?

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2. The Happy Kid Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World

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Happiness is about parenting the individual, because not every child is the same, and not every child will respond to parenting the same way. By exploring the differences among introverts, extroverts, and everything in between, this definitive guide to parenting offers parents the specific strategies they need to meet their child exactly where he or she needs to be met from a social-emotional perspective. A back-to-basics guide to parenting, The Happy Kid Handbook is a must-have for any parent hoping to be the best parent they can be.

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3. Easy Indian Super Meals for babies, toddlers and the family

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Zainab Jagot Ahmed is an exciting new voice in parenting offering a fresh perspective on weaning and how to encourage all children to love their food. Ahead of her brand new must-have cookbook for parents, The Flavour-led Weaning Cookbook (spring 2017), Ebury Press are excited to publish a revised and updated edition of her award-winning Easy Indian Super Meals.

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4. Notes for healthy eating Kids

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This is Rujuta’s most important book to date, and any attempt to future-proof the health of our next generation. A book that is as much for parents as it is for kids, Notes for Healthy Kids focuses on clearing the underlying food confusion that leads to endless diet trends. It empowers kids to make the right food choices for themselves. Rujuta also calls out the food industry for targeted and misleading advertisements, as well as policymakers for failing to protect the interests of our children. On the practical side, the book combines the latest in nutrition science with the time-tested wisdom of our grandmothers and offers easy-to-follow advice for all aspects of a child’s life.

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5. Positive parenting

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Tired of yelling and nagging? True family connection is possible–and this essential guide shows us how. In this eagerly anticipated guide, Eanes shares her hard-won wisdom for overcoming limiting thought patterns and recognizing emotional triggers, as well as advice for connecting with kids at each stage, from infancy to adolescence. This heartfelt, insightful advice comes not from an “expert,” but from a learning, evolving parent. Filled with practical, solution-oriented advice, this is an empowering guide for any parent who longs to end the yelling, power struggles, and downward spiral of acting out, punishment, resentment, and shame–and instead foster an emotional connection that helps kids learn self-discipline, feel confident, and create lasting, loving bonds.

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6. How your Personality Makes or Breaks your Child

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Who parents the parents?

There are various factors both positive and negative which exert influence over a child’s behaviour. We, as parents, make a lot of mistakes in the way we rear our children and some of these mistakes are unavoidable. Our innocence or ignorance may turn a child with an innocent mind into a difficult child!

We need to identify the repercussions of our problems on our children and look for ways to overcome them. If not, then we run the risk of our children going astray.

This book is an opportunity to introspect, because everyone has unique problems, and has to manage their behaviour and consequently their children accordingly. The book serves as a mirror through which you can view yourself truly and clearly. It is full of tips on how to manage ourselves, small children and adolescents, too!

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7. No-Drama Discipline

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Highlighting the fascinating link between a child’s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehaviour, No-Drama Discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears—without causing a scene.

Complete with candid stories and playful illustrations that bring the authors’ suggestions to life, No-Drama Discipline shows you how to work with your child’s developing mind, peacefully resolve conflicts, and inspire happiness and strengthen resilience in everyone in the family.

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8. Parenting Tips for Indian Parents

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The fast-changing Indian social scenario has made parenting more complex. Indian parents today have to balance tradition with living in a hyper-connected world. Trends, fads, internet, Whatsapp, Facebook, International schools, alternative schools, baby blues … everything has to be understood, managed and balanced.

This book helps understand the various stages of growth and development vis-a-vis physical, emotional, cognitive development. It offers insight into practical parenting, preparing for the second child, dealing with issues of a single child, understanding intelligence and personality besides understanding teenage and its issues.

To help parents get the benefit of traditional knowledge and expertise, many traditional Indian ‘dadi ka nuskhaas’ to cope with minor ailments and improve health, which were common knowledge once but are getting lost with time, have also been incorporated.

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9. A to Z of baby care

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There are not many books available in the Indian market which serve this purpose adequately. Most of the books in the market are by western authors and food and cultural preferences of Indian mothers are not taken into account. Most of these books combine child care along with baby care which makes the books lengthy and never-ending.

Dr. Mukul Tiwari ‘A to Z baby care’ is a focused book, only on baby care, so it is not thick and is quite readable. There is a lot of information on the internet but all of what you find is not reliable. Some of the information handed down to you by acquaintances and elder ladies of the family may not be scientifically correct. In this book, Dr. Mukul Tiwari has tried to solve most of your doubts and queries on this subject with scientific and evidence-based answers. Clear, step by step instructions, according to baby’s month by month, beginning from preparations for baby’s arrival, guide you through every step of baby care.

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10. Secrets of the Baby Whisperer

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This book is a guidebook designed to help parents not only have a healthy and happy baby but to also maintain a relaxed household.

This book contains practical programs that parents of new-borns can implement. One such program in Secrets of the Baby Whisperer is titled EASY, where E focuses on how to make the baby eat. A signifies activity and S stands for self – soothing techniques that the baby needs to develop to become independent. Y is for you and it tells parents to make free time for themselves.

The book also contains tips that illustrate how one can change bad habits in just three days. It is filled with anecdotes of actual clients, with some of them even being celebrities.

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