Books are always good option for anything if you can apply the teachings of the book practically. Same is the case for parenting books too. As a parent, you can read the best of the books but it will be fruitful only if you can apply the teachings practically with your children. By trying out different options you can be sure exactly which one is suitable for your child.
Any parenting book will suggest a few common things. One of them is spending time with children. Most of the parents read parenting books to find a short cut way of nurturing the children. But there are certain things where no shortcut can lead to you to the desired goal. Giving time to the children is one such thing.
Also another good option is to consult with different child counselors and specialists along with reading parenting books. This will help you to get the best results. You can discuss the problems you are facing in nurturing the child and get different types of solutions. Also you can discuss the different options that you have learnt reading the parenting books. After all for your children to grow in stable state, you can at least do to this extent!