I absolutely adore this book by Linda Eyre (founder of "Joy School") and her daughter Shawni. I love everything by the Eyres and recommend many of their books. "A Mother's Book of Secrets" is full of practical parenting ideas and also a beautiful perspective on motherhood. Whenever I want quick inspiration, I pick up this book and read a page or two.
Positive Discipline is like my parenting bible. The authors have a different book for each age group. It's a fabulous resource to understand your children's development and to empower you with important tools as well as a vision.
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I love how John Gottman (renowned psychologist) explains how to treat our children's emotions and then how to teach appropriate behavior. This is a must read!
"Secrets of the Baby Whisperer" is also by Tracy Hogg. This book in a particular has been a great quick reference to various issues like eating and sleeping. I love her E.A.S.Y. routine.
The philosophy of Love & Logic is BRILLIANT and helps us instill personal responsibility and ownership in our children. It also gets great results while still being empathetic.
I love Merrilee Boyack's emphasis of teaching independence because this is what instills lasting self-confience. She includes a full blown list of what to teach children at every age. She also has a chapter on teaching kids about money... fabulous ideas. This has shaped the way I view my role as a parent.
CLICK HERE to ready about Boyack's ideas on training your children to work!
CLICK HERE to ready about her ideas on allowance and teaching about money!
She also has a great book about marriage called "Strangling Your Husband is Not an Option." Steve loves to tease me about the title :). Her focus is how to improve ourselves as wives and how to better understand our husbands. Her words are empowering and inspiring!