Although we’d all like parenting to come with a manual, it doesn’t.
But thankfully we have books! And lots of them! 😀
Below are four of my favorite parenting books and a brief description as to why I like them 🙂
- Grace-Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel
Way too many children who are born in Christian households grow up and leave the faith. According to Dr. Tim Kimmel, the reason for that is because of parents who want to force Christianity into their kids lives. This books teaches us how to let our children be themselves regardless of what we think others may think, it teaches us to have grace and not to force our children into anything regardless if we think it’s whats best for them. Of course, there are times that we must enforce rules but Dr. Kimmel does an amazing job at describing when to know to put your foot down or when to let them learn on their own and make their own decisions.
2. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
Growing up, I remember listening to my brother yell at my parents because they would never listen to what he had to say. He’d get upset because their response when arguing would be “I am the parent and you do as I say!” This book describes the importance of building a relationship with your child and methods on how to get them to listen– genius! We must remember that every child has a different personality and there are different methods for every child. It’s all about building a relationship and allowing our little ones to understand their feelings.
3. No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson
This book teaches us how to link our children’s neurological development to their misbehavior and methods on how to deal with those misbehaviors. What if I told you that from every tantrum there is an opportunity for your child to learn something? Shocking, I know. But this book teaches us that there is no need to discipline with drama. Instead, all you need is a little bit of patience and this book 😉
4. The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson
I am still not done with this book (hence the book mark), but it is already one of my favorites! Prior to reading this book, I had no idea what what our left brain and our right brain did. Basically our left brain analyzes/uses logic and our right brain is filled with emotions/living in the moment (I use my right brain a tad too much). This book shows us how to use the whole brain while helping our little ones through life.
If you haven’t already, I hope you grab one of these books soon! They are definitely a good read ❤
Thank you for reading!
a loving mama