Waldorf and Natural Parenting Book List

I have put together a parenting book list with some of the most essential conscious parenting reads (especially catered towards those with young children). Please share some of your favourites in the comments section below- mine are marked with an asterisk.

On Early Childhood Parenting

Parenting with Presence by Susan Stiffelman

Simplicity Parenting* by Kim John Payne

Elevating Childcare by Janet Lansbury

The Whole-Brained Child by Daniel J Siegal and Tina Payne Bryson

Nurture Shock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

On Gentle Discipline

No Bad Kids by Janet Lansbury

Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn

The Soul of Discipline* by Kim John Payne

Out of Bounds by Dr. Shafali Tsabury

Hold onto your Kids* by Dr. Gordon Neufeld and dr. Gabor Mate

On Rhythm and the Waldorf-Inspired Home

Over the Rainbow Bridge*

You are your Child’s First Teacher by Rahima Baldwin Dancy

Heaven on Earth by Shafira Oppenheimer

Seven Times the Sun by Shea Darian

The Rhythm of Family* by Amanda Soule

Understanding Waldorf Education by Jack Petrash

Conscious Schooling

Home Grown by Ben Hewitt

Last Child in the Woods* by Richard Louv

Free to Learn by Peter Gray

The Homework Myth by Alfie Kohn

Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto

Creative Schools by Ken Robinson

On Self and Inner Work

Conscious Parenting by Dr. Shefali Tsabury

Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel J Siegal

Parenting in the Present Moment by Carla Naumberg

Mitten Strings for God by Katrina Kennison

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown

Buddhism for Mothers by Sarah Napthali

Everyday Blessings- the Inner Work of Mindful Parenting* by Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

On the Sibling Dynamic

Siblings without Rivalry* by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings by Dr. Laura Markham

Brothers and Sisters by Karl Konig

 

More Specific Topics

Sensory Processing Disorder

  • The Out of Sync Child by Carol Kranowitz and Lucy Jane Miller

Creating Meaningful Rituals in the Home

  • Sanctuaries of Childhood by Shea Darian

Healing Storytelling

  • Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviour by Susan Perrow
  • Therapeutic Storytelling by Susan Perrow

 

2 Responses to Waldorf and Natural Parenting Book List

  1. Thank you for sharing. I noticed you used a Ken Robinson in your photo but you’ve not listed any of his books as a recommendation? Do you have one of his that you’ve liked?
    Simplicity Parenting was a life changing book for me! We moved an hour from where we were living into a smaller house (meaning we had less room for stuff) & enrolled our daughter in the local Steiner school.

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