8 Great Books Every Parent Must Read
While I would love to say that I am the parent of the year and that parenting came naturally easy to me…Uhm I would be lying if I did. Yes, I have a natural motherly instinct and I am a good mom, but like any other parent I run into snafus with my kids. Situations and issues that I have no clue how to deal with, so I seek help and/or assistance. Whether it be from other parents, blogs or parenting books…when in need I seek out valuable information to help me with my kids.
Parenting books help to provide you with inspiration and ideas on how to become a better parent. These books are not meant to tell you how to raise your children but instead to lend a helping hand. Being a parent is challenging and sometimes confusing and children can be very unpredictable with a mind of their own. If you’re searching for ways to expand your knowledge and looking for ideas to help you become a better parent, the following eight books are some great choices.
This amazing book has helped parents build better relationships with their children for more than twenty years. Learn how to make conscious decisions and use positive reinforcement to create a calm and loving environment. This information can help you raise happy, self-confident kids with the ability to calmly express their emotions.
Do you have problems communicating with your kids? This book provides valuable information on how to talk to your kids so they will actually listen to what you have to say. It also talks about the importance of listening when your child talks to you and offers tips for being a better listener.
This book gives parents the facts about raising children and teaches you how to help your kids reach their full potential. It provides great information on how to deal with temper tantrums. It also discusses how laughing, holding and playing with your kids will help you raise emotionally healthy children.
Letting go of your child so they can learn how to do things and deal with problems on their own is very difficult for many parents. However, it is necessary in order for kids to grown into independent, successful adults. This book can help parents distinguish the difference between protecting their child and being overprotective.
Sometimes children don’t know how to deal with their anger. They use angry voices when talking to their parents and treat them disrespectfully. If you’re dealing with this type of problem, this book can help. You’ll learn what causes many kids to be angry and receive some good advice on dealing with and correcting the problem.
Number Six – Smart Parents: Parenting for Powerful Learning
This book can help teach you engaging, effective ways to help your child learn and grow academically. More than sixty contributors have shared their personal experience to provide advice on how to get involved with your child’s education.
Many parents know the struggle of playing referee as their children pick at and argue with each other. This book can help teach you ways to help your kids get along. If teaching your kids how to live together peacefully and showing each other respect is something you’re searching for, this book is for you.
Raising teenagers is a tough job. They’re at that age where they want to make their own decisions and do their own thing but they still rely on you to take care of them. This book provides a practical guide on how to maintain a good relationship with your teenager and discusses some of the problems they face today.
Books are a great source of information for parents. They can help you see things from a different perspective. They give you ideas that you can implement into your parenting style to improve the relationship you have with your kids.
What parenting books have you read? Let’s talk about it in the comments.