[Solved] good parenting books?
So anyone know of any good parenting books? I've just finished a very short one that drew a good overview picture of what my role is and helped me to see that often my own insecurities stop me.
It was good to read that as a dad to boys my job is to encourage them in their abilities esp in being adventurous and giving things a go, this builds confidence and self assurance. Its that sense of "have i got what it takes?". If i had daughters the job is to aswer the deep female questions of am i beautiful, am i worth running after, am i precious. Again all about confidence and self assurance.
Have to say that to begin with i thought it was all a little old school in its boy are (add roar sound here) tough and girls are all about dolls and timidity, however it was written by an American! But then once i got into it i realised it was talking about the deep human issues that we crave an answer for and it made me look at my life and my relationship with my father and i thought....ummm...actually this is good stuff. When i put the book down i though yeah i've got what it takes to do this job, or at least i know what the deep questions are i'm meant to answer as i undertake the role!!
These are some of my favorites.
Parent Effectiveness Training-Thomas Gordan
Children the Challenge-Rudolf Dreikurs
Guiding Young Children-Eleanor Reynolds
Punished by Rewards-Alfie Kohn
Redirecting Children's Behavior-Kathryn J. Kvols
Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline-Becky Bailey
I am always very wary of parenting books as they all make me feel that I am doing something wrong or question what I should be doing.
I now rely on sheer luck and common sense - and of course my 13 year old who is always on hand to advise me of my poor decisions
toddler taming by doc Christopher green .good advice with some humour thrown in very easy read.There are more by him