The Conscious Parent
When Oprah said that the first thing she did after finishing this book was to order a copy for every parent she knows, I knew it was required reading. I don't read many parenting books, so if I'm recommending one you can be sure it's impactful. The Conscious Parent brings us back to the principles we all know should be guiding us in life (and as parents) but that somehow get pushed to the side as we're ruled instead by our own egos and childhood baggage. This book requires us, as parents, to take responsibility for our own issues so we don't let them dictate the way we interact with our children. This is the compass, the roadmap, and the Holy Grail for those navigating the murky waters of parenting. You owe it to yourself, your children, and the world to pick up this book.