Yep, I always like having a few different books to read.
A PP mentioned two that I own and read quite often - "parenting for a peaceful world" and "children are people too". "Raising your spirited child" was awesome too.
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11-08-2014 15:21 #11Senior Member
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11-08-2014 15:26 #12
^^ I've read the same ones too - plus raising boys - I just like reading everyone's ideas /perspectives and some things I implement and some I don't
11-08-2014 15:39 #13
I've read a few. My favourites are The Highly Sensitive Child, and Children are people too. Like Elijah's mum I like reading about other people's ideas and perspectives even if I don't agree with them so I do read a lot. It also helps sometimes to know you aren't the only one out there dealing with certain issues and behaviours.
11-08-2014 15:44 #14
11-08-2014 15:50 #15
Yes it's really interesting , especially the way boys/ girls develop differently ( mentally not just physically!) plus the testosterone surges and why boys act how they do and how to nurture them - well worth a read I think
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11-08-2014 16:03 #17
I read a couple on toileting and they helped me more to understand and feel better about DS's toilet training but in terms if strategy there wasn't much I hadn't already tried....
I tend to parent as trial and error. Some things don't work, other things do, and young kids change from day-to-day too so one approach one day might not work the next depending on how tired etc he is. Some days everything works, other days nothing works!
Kids are living, growing, changeling beings and all the books in the world wouldn't make parenting easier imo.
11-08-2014 16:05 #18Senior Member
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I read the book "Peaceful Parent, Happy kids" by Dr Laura Markham and I highly recommend it. She teaches how to be a mentor and guide to our kids while setting limits with empathy. Guide and love rather than discipline. I first started using her techniques when DD was 2.5 and starting tantrums. I felt time-outs weren't effective and didn't sit well with me. A year on and I'd fallen into some old habits and I felt DD's behaviour was becoming worse. I re-read some parts of the book, changed my parenting and attitude towards her and sure enough things improved! She has an ebook on her website too.
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11-08-2014 18:37 #19
Thank you to everyone for your replies
I'm definitely going to look into a lot of these books recommended, I'll have a squiz on iBooks and read some samples to decide which to start with. I'll report back in once I have decided on.
11-08-2014 18:48 #20
I have read Raising Boys but found it really hard to wade through and find the relevant information for our family. I tend to use places such as Bubhub for parenting information.
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