• Jennifer Williams

Best 15 Free Parenting Books for Baby, Pre-pubescent and Teen Worth Your Time in 2021

Taking care of a baby, pre-pubescent or teenager is or could be sometimes challenging, so if you're feeling a bit overwhelmed or lost, no need to worry. That is why we've come up with a list of the best free parenting books for you with Audible.

Nobody starts out with perfect knowledge of everything that goes into parenting, so you’re going to have a blind spot or two at some point. Babies, toddlers, newborns, pre-pubescent, teenagers and you! Those are the main topics of our books, so let's get right into it!



What No One Tells You

Full Name: What No One Tells You: A Guide to Your Emotions from Pregnancy to Motherhood

Released: April 2019

Price: Free

Amazon Rating: 4.7/5 - 121 Ratings


Description: In What No One Tells You, two of America’s top reproductive psychiatrists reassure you that the answer is yes. With thirty years of combined experience counseling new and expectant mothers, they provide a psychological and hormonal backstory to the complicated emotions that women experience, and show why it’s natural for “matrescence”—the birth of a mother—to be as stressful and transformative a period as adolescence. In my opionion this is the first-ever practical guide to help new mothers feel less guilt and more self-esteem, less isolation and more kinship, less resentment and more intimacy, less exhaustion and more pleasure, and learn other tips to navigate the ups and downs of this exciting, demanding time.


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How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids

Full Name: How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Calmer, Happier Parent

Released: August 2019

Price: Free

Amazon Rating: 4.7/5 - 1,542 Ratings


Description: Drawing on evidence-based practices, here is an insight-packed and tip-filled plan for how to stop the parental meltdowns. Its compassionate, pragmatic approach will help readers feel less ashamed and more empowered to get their, ahem, act together instead of losing it. Using a powerful combination of humor and reality checks, Naumburg helps parents unpack their unique stressors (we all have them) and find ways to stay calm even the most frustrating of family moments. This book has really good tips and it really helped me. By the time I was finished, I felt like I was reborn. Completely new fresh parent, ready to go and change the world. Now, everytime I feel the need to be angry, I just remember the book and solve everything without anger in a peaceful way. Since I started practicing what I learned, my kids noticed it too and they completely stopped pushing my buttons and started to respect me.

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Weird Parenting Wins

Full Name: Weird Parenting Wins: Bathtub Dining, Family Screams, and Other Hacks from the Parenting Trenches

Released: January 2019

Price: Free

Amazon Rating: 4.6/5 - 100 Ratings


Description: In Weird Parenting Wins, Hillary Frank shares advice from real parents in the trenches to tackle everything from sleep training (or not) to picky eating to getting those tight-lipped big kids to talk. Humorous and helpful, this book is packed with parenting wins for everyone. There are very few books about parenting out there that will tell you that sometimes, most likely at 3 a.m., you'll have to resort to turning on your electric toothbrush because the sound is the only thing that will get your baby to stop crying. When I read this book I felt like I was having conversation with a friend that would not be shy to tell me the truth.


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All the Rage

Full Name: All the Rage: Mothers, Fathers, and the Myth of Equal Partnership

Released: May 2019

Price: Free

Amazon Rating: 4.6/5 - 100 Ratings


Description: In even the most egalitarian relationships, sometimes the arrival of a baby makes a couple shift default back to traditional gender roles when it comes to dividing childcare and housework. Darcy Lockman, a journalist who got her Ph.D. and became a clinical psychologist, delves into why moms still do the lion's share of household management, mental labor, and childcare. If you're the one doing all the chores at home, we won't blame you if you passive-aggressively put this on your partner's pillow.


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How to Talk so Kids Will Listen

Full Name: How to Talk so Kids Will Listen...And Listen So Kids Will Talk

Released: February 2012

Price: Free

Amazon Rating: 4.7/5 - 5,245 Ratings


Description: Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish are internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children. This bestselling classic includes fresh insights and suggestions, as well as the author’s time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships, including innovative ways

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The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read

Full Name: The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did)

Released: March 2019

Price: Free

Amazon Rating: 4.6/5 - 3,281 Ratings


Description: In this Sunday Times bestseller, leading psychotherapist Philippa Perry reveals the vital do's and don'ts of relationships. This is a book for us all. Whether you are interested in understanding how your upbringing has shaped you, looking to handle your child's feelings or wishing to support your partner, you will find indispensable information and realistic tips in these pages. Philippa Perry's sane, sage and judgement-free advice is an essential resource on how to have the best possible relationships with the people who matter to you most.

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