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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!!

Topic starter Posted : 28/07/2008 1:41 pm
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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

Posted : 27/02/2010 3:55 pm
Super Mario
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Hi all

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



Posted : 02/03/2010 12:14 am
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toddler taming by doc Christopher green .good advice with some humour thrown in very easy read.There are more by him

Posted : 25/08/2011 1:00 pm

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