We seem to enter into parenthood in the same way as we often enter relationships: blindly. When I embarked on the journey of motherhood, a friend of mine, and mom of three, recommended a book to me that I have read and reread over the last seven years of raising my daughter.
Here are a few books you may want to read if you, like me, are in need of a little (or a lot!) of “parenting assistance” from time to time. Hope you find these books helpful, because we all know being a good parent can be the most challenging job we will ever do.
- Parenting with Love and Logic, by Foster Cline, M.D. and Jim Fay
- How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
- Discipline Without Shouting or Spanking, by Jerry Wyckoff, Ph.D. and Barbara Unell
- How to Discipline Kids without Losing Their Love and Respect, by Jim Fay
- Love and Logic Magic When Kids Leave You Speechless, by Jim Fay and Charles Fay, Ph.D.
- Helicopters, Drill Sergeants & Consultants: Parenting Styles and the Messages They Send, by Jim Fay