I don't follow any one philosophy or style of parenting. We do what works for us, and it's really a mixture of things. Here are books that I like (I will continue to update this list):
Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn (and Punished by Rewards, which has more footnotes and references)
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Weissbluth*
How Children Learn by John Holt
Learning All the Time by John Holt
*Weissbluth has excellent information and some good advice. He is also very full of himself. I would never recommend letting your child cry, but doing so is unnecessary to follow Weissbluth's basic advice.
Other resources I love:
Signing Time DVDs
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