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
1.Parenting with Love and Logic, by Foster Cline, M.D. and Jim Fay
Learn to eliminate power struggles, nagging and other frustrating behavior when you are trying to get kids to do what you want them to do – like getting dressed and out the door on time. Builds self-confident, responsible children.
2.How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, by Adele Faber
Learn how to effectively communicate with your children about their negative emotions such as anger or frustration. Help them understand their feelings and resolve family conflicts peacefully.
3.Discipline Without Shouting or Spanking, by Jerry Wyckoff, Ph.D. and Barbara Unell
A practical guide to discipline without the drama of yelling or spanking children. This is great advice for parenting difficult preschoolers when they get out of bed, act out at school, misbehave and a slew of other common early childhood issues.
4.How to Discipline Kids without Losing Their Love and Respect, by Jim Fay
This book by Jim Fay is all about stress-free parenting! With 50 years of experience of helping parents just like you, the author tells you how to parent beyond manipulation and arguing while fostering love and respect from your kids at any age.
5.Love and Logic Magic When Kids Leave You Speechless, by Jim Fay and Charles Fay, Ph.D.
What do you say when your kids ask you the craziest questions? This book has 23 chapters of parent-child dialogues that can help you respond to even the most difficult conversations your kids initiate.
6.Helicopters, Drill Sergeants & Consultants: Parenting Styles and the Messages They Send, by Jim Fay
Are you a helicopter parent? A drill sergeant? Is your parenting style sending the wrong message to your children? Learn about your style and how develop the most effective approach for your kids.