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Recommended Reading

This page is still under construction. Here are some initial thoughts, though!

Practical/Technique Books I like:

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, & Listen So Kids Will Talk, by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

 

Idea Books that I Like:

Raising Happiness, by Christine Carter

Nurture Shock: New Thinking About Children, by Po Bronson

You Are Your Child’s First Teacher, 3rd Edition, by Rahima Baldwin Dancy

 

Discipline books for older kids that are compatible with my ideas:

1) Parenting Without Power Struggles: Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm & Connected, by Susan Stiffelman (this is currently my all-time favorite book for parenting older kids)

2) Raising Your Spirited Child, by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka (this is an older book, but a good one. Its focus is on helping your children gain emotional self-control through “emotion coaching”)

3) Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Cooperating, by Dr. Laura Markham (this book claims to be for kids of all ages, but seems to focus mostly on ages 4-7, with forays into older and younger ages. I like that it talks a lot about working on our own self-control, instead of assuming that we’re calm like many other books do)

4) No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. (I’m just reading this one now, and I’m not sure what ages it really focuses on yet. But the message is VERY compatible. I love their phrase: Connect, THEN Redirect.)

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