I'm interested to know if you read parenting books and if so, do you find them helpful?
If you did find them helpful, which ones did you like and have you implemented parenting strategies from them?
If you didn't find them helpful, why not?
I haven't read any parenting books since DD was a babe, she is nearly 2.5 and really "spirited". I suppose I have been parenting by instinct but as DD gets older I'm finding the discipline and behaviour side of things harder to manage.
DD has a beautiful personality, she is extremely strong willed and has a real spirit, I don't want to change these things about her, I just want to reach a point where she listens and respects so we can co-exist as a happy family unit.
My DH takes his parenting cues off me, so I feel the added pressure to make sure I'm getting it right and I'm anti-smacking and have started to use time out but feel like maybe I'm not getting it right yet.