The Whole Brain Child, by Dan Siegal
This book helps parents in understanding how their child's brain works and how to provide discipline for them instead of punishment. It identifies ways parents can play a major role in raising a child with good self-esteem through redifining how they see discipline. Misbehavior is seen as opportunities for learning and growing emotionally as oppose to "bad choices". In this easy to read book, Dr. Siegal lays out clear parenting techniques that reach the right parts of the brain, therefore increasing effectiveness.