Meghan Leahy parent coach with family

Meghan Recommends


Parenting books

Positive Discipline Series by Jane Nelson

Hold on to Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld

Ages and Stages: A Parent’s Guide to Normal Childhood Development by Charles E. Schaefer and Theresa Foy DiGeronimo

Bright from the Start: The Simple, Science-Backed Way to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind from Birth to Age 3 by Jill Stamm

A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children by Webb, Gore, Amend, and DeVries

Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students by Fonseca

Raising Cain by Michael Thompson, PhD

Your One Year Old by Louise Bates Ames, PhD (as well as the other books in the series)

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Dan Siegel

Parenting from the Inside Out by Dan Siegel

No Drama Discipline by Dan Siegel

Any book by Laura Markham

Any book by Vicki Hoefle

Any book by Shafali Tsabary

Any book by Susan Stiffelman

Any book by Adele Faber (books about communication and sibling rivalry)

This list from Zen Parenting Radio.

These development books by Louise Bates Ames

Bowlby on attachment theory.

Any book by Alyson Schafer

Brain, Parenting, and Thought-Research

Nurtureshock by Po Bronson

The Mindful Brain by Dan Siegal

Mindsight by Dan Siegal

The Heart’s Code by Paul Pearsall

Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky


Bossy Pants by Tina Fey


Nurturing the Soul of your Family by Renee Peterson Trudeau

A Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal by Renee Peterson Trudeau

Hand Wash Cold by Karen Maezen Miller

Momma Zen by Karen Maezen Miller

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown