Learning healthy ways to have hard hitting conversation with your kids can increase your emotional intelligence and subsequently benefit their emotional development.

Here is a guide to some books that may help parents who may be attempting to achieve an honest conversation of race and racism, and those who may be dealing with childhood adversity. Parents can also help expand their kids science, technology, engineering, art and maths skills.

How to raise a global citizen

How to Raise a Global Citizen

Anna Davidson

A cheerful, optimistic handbook for those shaping the next generation of responsible global citizens - ready to change the world for the better! The book gives practical advice on how to talk to your children, the vocabulary to use, and activities you can undertake with your children.

Second baby

The Second Baby Book

Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Having a second baby is a very different experience from having your first, yet there is little recognition of the wide range of issues to consider when bringing a second child into the family. This incredibly helpful book helps parents feel more positive and prepared for life with two children.


How to Raise Kids Who Aren't Assholes

Melinda Wenner Moyer

An evidence-based book on parenting. Science journalist, Moyer, outlines preferred childhood traits, including honesty, generosity and antiracism, and then provides scientifically-based strategies that will help parents instil those characteristics in their kids.

Gardening for kids

Gardening for Kids

Brandy Stone

Discover how fun and educational growing plants can be. Perfect for beginner gardeners with tons of awesome projects that help kids grow their science, technology, engineering, art, and maths (STEAM) skills.

So yuo want to talk about race

So You Want to Talk About Race

Ijeoma Oluo

Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America. Oluo guides readers through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action in an attempt to achieve honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect American life.



Meg Jay

Psychologist Meg Jay takes readers into the world of the supernormal: those who soar to unexpected heights after childhood adversity. She tells the tale of everyday heroes who have made a life out of dodging bullets, even as they hide in plain sight as doctors, artists, lawyers, activists, teachers and students.