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April reading list for parents – perfect for light spring reading

by , 24th Apr 2019

We hope you enjoyed our March reading list, because we have prepared new book recommendations for you!

Nowadays, parents face many new modern difficulties, have so many questions and often feel like there is no answer to their fears and dilemmas. But don’t worry! We are here to help and so is our April reading list. We are sure that the books we recommended will answer some of your questions. In addition, celebrating the fact that spring is finally here, we also listed a book that will give you plenty of ideas for the outdoor activities with your little ones. 

Did you have a chance to already read one of these books? Share with us how they helped you.

  1. All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood – Jennifer Senior

In All Joy and No Fun, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior , analyzes the many ways children reshape their parents’ lives, whether it’s their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self. She argues that changes in the last half century have radically altered the roles of today’s mothers and fathers, making their mandates at once more complex and far less clear.

This book, besides answering some of most complex questions of modern parents, also makes us reconsider some of our culture’s most basic beliefs about parenthood, all while illuminating the profound ways children deepen and add purpose to our lives. By focusing on parenthood, rather than parenting, the book is original and essential reading for mothers and fathers of today—and tomorrow.

  1. Raise the Child You’ve Got—Not the One You Want: Why everyone thrives when parents lead with acceptanceNancy Rose

Although we know it’s of no use, we have all been there – comparing our child with other children and ourselves with other parents. You probably caught yourself wishing your child was more patient…or more outgoing…or less impulsive…or more creative…or simply different from who he or she is. Trying to do better and banging your head against the wall because your child didn’t meet your expectations, feeling like you failed as a parent.

There is a way out of your endless loop of frustration, according to this book by parent coach Nancy Rose. She paves the way out of all your problems with a remarkably effective approach: leading with acceptance. This approach will help you discover what you can and cannot change about your child and gain peace of mind as you raise your children to become their best, happiest selves.

  1.  131 conversation that Engage KidsJed Jurchenko

In this book, Jed Jurchenko author of the ,,131” book series about parenthood, family and kids, discusses one of the most important parts of our lives – conversation! Explaining all the benefits of encouraging face-to-face conversations with your children, such as creating a connection, dealing with their everyday dilemmas and problems or just doing it for fun, he teaches you the best and most efficient ways to do it.

Besides that, he gives advice on how to help your children make friends, inspire change in themselves and others and how to feel free enough to share most parts of their life with you.

  1. 101 Things For Kids To Do OutsideDawn Isac

Make a garden out of plastic bottles, predict time with help of pinecone, measure how old is the apple tree in your garden, learn how to plant and raise sauce for your pizza, etc. This are just a few out of 101 activities for children and their parents to do outside, that you will find in the book by Dawn Isac. We all know just how important is to spend time outside, in nature, breathing fresh air and feeling the sun on your skin while doing something exciting and fun, therefore this book will help you to use your time with children in the best possible way, bonding and learning many useful skills and information.

If you have other books you’ve read and would like to share, please let us know in the comments below! We will add them to our new list next month.

 

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