4 Books That Are Good To Have on Hand

From how to con your kid to raising kids to be smart about money, here are a couple books to add to your shelf.

by Anthony T. Debenedet, M.D. and Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D
These two doctors shed an optimistic light on the benefits of children who love good old-fashioned horseplay. Using the everyday sports like gymnastics, martial arts, ballet, and even animal-like behavior, they show how rough-and-tumble play can nurture close connections, solve behavior problems, and boost confidence. (Quirk Books, $14.95).  quirkbooks.com


by David Borgenicht and James Grace
With hundreds of tips, techniques and sneaky tactics to get your child to do exactly what you want, this book helps with the common tantrums that come with mealtime, bedtime, bathtime and beyond. (Quirk Books, $14.95). quirkbooks.com.


by Clay Nichols, Brad Powell, Troy Lanier and Owen Egerton
This book is all about incorporating hilarious, yet practical information for the “clueless” dads. Full of guy-friendly advice, it covers everything from the baby’s first poop to surviving a visit at the OB/GYN. (Quirk Books, $16.95). quirkbooks.com.


by Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze
Financial expert Dave Ramsey, along with his daughter Rachel Cruze, dishes out actionable tips to help teach children fiscal responsibility. The book goes over the basics of introducing financial concepts to children but also dives deeper into teaching them how to avoid debt and pay for college. (Lampo Press, $24.99). smartmoneysmarkids.com.