5 Parenting Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List
They say there is no perfect guide for parenthood, but there are many books that can give you directions and ensure that you are on the right path. These five parenting books might not raise the kids for you, but they will surely help with some dilemmas. By reading other people’s experiences and advice, you can always be a step ahead. Enjoy and share with us your impressions!
1.Prepared – Diane Tavenner
Diane Tavenner’s book was written with an underlying belief that all children have equal potential for success. The author explains how to raise children who will be successful in life after high school. She presents a new schooling system, which teaches young people skills from the real world, not just lessons for preparing standardized tests. This book is a direct recommendation of Bill Gates, who agrees with the fact that preparing our children for school, a successful career, and life is not easy but says that Diane wrote a fantastic book to make it easier.
2. Weird Parenting Wins – Hillary Frank
There are very few parenting books that will, in such a humorous and realistic way, explain that the job of the parent is much like a form of psychological dance. How many steps do you know? How quick can you think? Of course, it is desirable to know more “moves” i.e. little tricks that will save you time and money. A practical, witty, and very useful book which helped children open up and improve their manners. This is a book that tells you how to overcome situations that you think only happen to you.
3. What No One Tells You: A Guide to Your Emotions from Pregnancy to Motherhood – Alexandra Sacks and Catherine Birndorf
Two authors (one of them is one of the most prominent American psychiatrists) conducted many years of research on new moms and pregnant women and provided a psychological and hormonal explanation for the complex emission women feel during and after pregnancy. They say that this period in a woman’s life is equally stressful and transformative as adolescence. This is the first practical guide to help mothers feel less guilt and more self-confidence, less fatigue, and more enjoyment and offers small tricks which young moms can use to overcome mood swings.
4. Attachment Parenting – William and Martha Sears
Authors, a pediatrician William Sears and a nurse Martha Sears, husband and wife, explain the difference of early attachment with the baby. In this practical guide, they respond to questions such as: When is the baby too old for breastfeeding? What is the role of a father in raising a newborn? Would you and your baby sleep better if you shared a bed? – and many more. The book provides all information you need to achieve the most important goal of a new parent: get to know your child, help your child feel good, and enjoy parenting.
5. No Bad Kids – Janet Lansbury
Janet Lansbury is a teacher of the RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) method and a unique parenting expert. Her advice is based on her own, direct experience in working with hundreds of parents and their children. “No Bad Kids” is a collection of the most popular and most-read articles by Lansbury, and the book covers usual topics such as punishment, cooperation, questioning, tantrums, etc. According to Lansbury, when you arm yourself with knowledge and see the world from a child’s perspective, in this period full of uncertainty, you will have many opportunities for creating unbreakable bonds of trust and respect.