Parenting Books and Mom Books by LA Authors

Beyond The Brochure: An Insider’s Guide To Private Elementary Schools in Los Angeles is Christina Simon, Anne Simon, and Porcha Dodson’s gift to every parent looking for the truth about private (and independent) elementary schools, admission policies, and what it really takes to get a child accepted.

In Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way Mayim describes the beauty, simplicity, and purposefulness of attachment parenting, and how it has become the guiding principle for her family. Much more than a simple how-to parenting guide, Beyond the Sling shows us that the core principles underlying attachment parenting are universal and can be appreciated no matter how you decide to raise your child.

City Baby L.A., 3rd Edition: The Ultimate Guide for Los Angeles Parents, from Pregnancy to Preschool (City Baby L.A.: The Ultimate Guide for L.A. Parents from) It comes as no surprise that L.A. is home to some of the hippest maternity stores, the best prenatal yoga, the most premiere parks and superior medical care in the country. New moms can learn how to take care of themselves and their babies with this indispensable guide to the best resources, shops, and programs that L.A. has to offer.

Coping with Preschool Panic the Los Angeles Guide to Private Preschools is a book that will help you through the preschool application process and alleviate your preschool jitters. Written by Michelle Nitka, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in children and families, the book walks parents through the types of schools (developmental, Reggio Emilia, Montessori, and Waldorf), what to consider before applying and reviews of 44 preschools.

Got Milf?: The Modern Mom’s Guide to Feeling Fabulous, Looking Great, and Rocking A Minivan For thousands of years, women have been expected to hang up their “hotness” once they had kids. They disappeared behind their families and the dashboards of minivans…Until now! Whether sporting a cardigan and jeans, sweats or a business suit, today’s Mom is a shining example of confidence, poise, and age-defying beauty. Even as she juggles carpool, PTA, and the demands of the office, or shrieks, “GET IN THE TUB, NOOOWWW!”, she’s pretty darn hot.

The Happiest Baby on the Block In perhaps the most important parenting book of the decade, Dr. Harvey Karp reveals an extraordinary treasure sought by parents for centuries—an automatic “off-switch” for their baby’s crying. No wonder pediatricians across the country are praising him and thousands of Los Angeles parents, from working moms to superstars like Madonna and Pierce Brosnan, have turned to him to learn the secrets for making babies happy.

The Happiest Toddler on the Block: How to Eliminate Tantrums and Raise a Patient, Respectful, and Cooperative One- to Four-Year-Old: Revised Edition In one of the most revolutionary advances in parenting of the past twenty-five years, Dr. Karp revealed that toddlers often act like uncivilized little cavemen, with a primitive way of thinking and communicating that is all their own. In this revised edition of his parenting classic, Dr. Karp has made his innovative approach easier to learn—and put into action—than ever before.

Happy Chaos: From Punky to Parenting and My Perfectly Imperfect Adventures in Between Enthusiastic, spunky, and positive, Punky Brewster was the quintessential eighties kid. Nearly thirty years later, Soleil Moon Frye-the adorable girl who played her on TV-is all grown up. Now she’s a married mom of two, an entrepreneur who parlayed her successful kids’ clothing line into a partnership with Target, and a social media whiz with millions of followers. Many of the same girls who watched Soleil on television are now grown up with children of their own, too, and they look to her as a go-to source for realistic, in-the-trenches parenting advice, inspiration, and fun. Happy Chaos invites those women into Soleil’s world, and makes them revel in the chaos of their own lives, too.

Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home by Christopher Gavigan (founder of The Honest Company) with a foreward by Meryl Streep. ”You want a healthy, safe home for your family, but where do you begin? With this easy-to-read guide that outlines simple steps you can take to reduce your family’s exposure to toxic chemicals in everyday products. Clear, concise, credible advice to protect your child’s health and development.”

Life Is Not a Reality Show: Keeping It Real with the Housewife Who Does It All In the wild world of Beverly Hills, high-priced glam squads, flashy cars, and off-the-charts drama are the norm. Enter Kyle Richards: born and raised in the nation’s most dazzling neighborhood, she’s practically royalty in the 90210 zip code. And yet her loving family life, lack of pretention (no nannies, stylists, or personal chefs for this diva), and “girls’ girl” attitude make her a breath of fresh air on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Check out the Ruby’s Studio: The Feelings Show DVD and fantastic books by The Mother Co. all about feelings including A Little Book about Feelings, Sally Simon Simmons’ Super Frustrating Day (Ruby’s Studio) and My Feelings: A Book About Me and The Way I Feel.

The Naked Mom: A Modern Mom’s Fearless Revelations,Savvy Advice, and Soulful Reflections Brooke Burke knows all too well that when you’re raising four children, running a household, tending a relationship, building a multimillion- dollar business and pursuing a television career, there’s no room for pretense or posturing. Rejecting the idea that there’s some simple step-by-step path to the Perfect Body, the Perfect Relationship, or the Perfect Career, she reveals the truths about motherhood with the sincerity that today’s smart, sexy and soulful moms need.

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Permission to Parent: How to Raise Your Child with Love and Limits
Using her clinical experience, psychiatrist Robin Berman shows parents how they can take charge while building a loving family with deep connections. How children learn love and respect at home becomes the template for how they show love and respect in life. It’s a huge task, but Dr. Berman is your ally every step of the way.


The Sleepeasy Solution: The Exhausted Parent’s Guide to Getting Your Child to Sleep from Birth to Age 5 If your child is struggling with bedtime, night wakings, naps, or early morning wakings, help has arrived! Bringing to your home the same step-by-step expertise and hands-on support that has helped thousands, Jennifer and Jill will teach you everything you need to know to improve your child’s sleep.

Simply Divine: A Guide to Easy, Elegant, and Affordable Entertaining Lisa Vanderpump has become the breakout star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Her unique mix of sparkling glamour and down-to-earth style has appealed to thousands of fans. Now Lisa shares her tips and tricks for creating the perfect gathering: whether you’re hosting a cozy winter dinner for six, throwing a poolside BBQ, or just hanging out with your closest friends, Lisa has just the menu and entertaining hints that will make it both simple AND divine.

You’re Not the Boss of Me: Brat-proofing Your Four- to Twelve-Year-Old Child What parent hasn’t thought her child was a brat at one point or another? Whether your child really is a brat, is at risk of becoming one, or is simply trying to grow up in a world filled with temptations and distractions, this is the ultimate hands-on guide to cultivating, character traits that are tried and tested brat busters including gratitude, respect, honesty, independence and self reliance.


Just Tell Me What to Say: Sensible Tips and Scripts for Perplexed Parents Hailed by The New York Times as a “parenting guru,” Braun offers the tools parents need to explain the world to their growing children. Her down-to-earth advice, delivered with humor, is derived from her expertise working with thousands of children (from toddlers to teens) and parents for over three decades.

The Whitney Guide-The Los Angeles Preschool Guide 5th Edition An up-to-date must have guide for parents. Reviews of over 70 of the top preschools in the greater Los Angeles area, including the South Bay and parts of the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys. The book includes school location maps and all pertinent information concerning tuition, heads of admission, website info, etc… All written in an easy to read style by a parent for parents, looking for the right school for their child.

The Whitney Guide -Los Angeles Private School Guide 8th Edition An up-to-date must have guide for parents. Reviews of 80 of the top private elementary, middle and high schools in the greater Los Angeles area. Also school location map and updated information on G.A.T.E. Magnet and Charter School Programs. Written in an easy to read and informative style by a parent for parents looking for the right school for their child.