Tuesday, August 25

Books I'm Reading To Become A Better Mom

Motherhood, the toughest hood that I've ever been in! I've only been a mom for a few years but everyday I learn something new everyday about myself when it comes to raising another little human being. But mostly, I am learning the type of mother that i want to be for my child. I welcome any advice that I am given on motherhood, be it from friends, podcasts, blogs and books. I would like to share with you the books that I am reading to become a better mom. Check them out below.
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 Reading books on my Amazon Kindle Fire 7 Tablet  is very convenient, I'm able to read in bed at night which leads to reading more books overall. Click on the titles to see these books on Amazon. 
1. The Conscious Parent - "Instead of being merely the receiver of the parents' psychological and spiritual legacy, children function as ushers of the parents' development. Parents unwittingly pass on an inheritance of psychological pain and emotional shallowness. To handle the behavior that results, traditional books on parenting abound with clever techniques for control and quick fixes for dysfunction. In Dr. Shefali Tsabary's conscious approach to parenting, however, children serve as mirrors of their parents' forgotten self. Those willing to look in the mirror have an opportunity to establish a relationship with their own inner state of wholeness. Once they find their way back to their essence, parents enter into communion with their children, shifting away from the traditional parent-to-child "know it all" approach and more towards a mutual parent-with-child relationship. The pillars of the parental ego crumble as the parents awaken to the ability of their children to transport them into a state of presence." 

2. Positive Parenting How To Raise Sound Children and Be an Amazing Parent - "Children are like tiny adults who are still trying to figure out life.Discipline is hard. Discipline is taboo. But discipline is necessary.This shapes your child into the sound adult that he will turn out to be. As parents, we know how exhausting and hopeless you feel most of the time when dealing with kids.They feel like they are the Kings and Queens of the world.You feel defeated when they overthrow what little power you have over them. Showing them how their behavior and life has consequences starts with you.This is discipline. This is how you will deal with the twist and turns of their attitude. This is how you teach them to behave." This book is available to read for free with a subscription to Kindle Unlimited

3. The Whole Brain Child - "In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain—and make accessible—the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth."

4. How To Talk So Kids Will Listen And Listen So Kids Will Talk - "Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish “are doing for parenting today what Dr. Spock did for our generation” (Parent Magazine).  Now, this bestselling classic includes fresh insights and suggestions as well as the author’s time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships, including innovative ways to:
·      Cope with your child's negative feelings, such as frustration, anger, and disappointment
·      Express your strong feelings without being hurtful
·      Engage your child's willing cooperation
·      Set firm limits and maintain goodwill
·      Use alternatives to punishment that promote self-discipline
·      Understand the difference between helpful and unhelpful praise
·      Resolve family conflicts peacefully
Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world, the down-to-earth, respectful approach of Faber and Mazlish makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding."


5. The Five Love Languages of Children - "You know you love your child. But how can you make sure your child knows it? The #1 New York Times bestselling The 5 Love Languages® has helped millions of couples learn the secret to building a love that lasts. Now discover how to speak your child’s love language in a way that he or she understands. Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Ross Campbell help you:
  • Discover your child’s love language
  • Assist your child in successful learning
  • Use the love languages to correct and discipline more effectively
  • Build a foundation of unconditional love for your child
Discover your child's primary language—then speak it—and you will be well on your way to a stronger relationship with your flourishing child."

6. The Call Of The Wild And Free - "The Call of the Wild and Free offers advice, information, and positive encouragement for parents considering homeschooling, those currently in the trenches looking for inspiration, as well as parents, educators, and caregivers who want supplementary resources to enhance their kids’ traditional educations."

7. The Unhurried Homeschooler - "Homeschooling is a wonderful, worthwhile pursuit, but many homeschool parents struggle with feelings of burnout and frustration. If you have ever felt this way, you’re not alone! Most of us need to be reminded of the “why” of homeschooling from time to time—but The Unhurried Homeschooler takes parents a step further and lifts the unnecessary burdens that many parents place on themselves. Drawing on twenty years of homeschooling her eight children, Durenda Wilson gently reminds parents about the things that really matter, as she offers a clear portrait of what a life-giving home life can be during the homeschooling years. Reading The Unhurried Homeschooler is like having coffee with a trusted friend. You’ll be encouraged as you learn to do what God has put before you. This book will lighten your load while helping you learn how to raise life long learners and ENJOY the homeschool years with your kids." This book is also available to read on Kindle Unlimited
Books I'm Reading To Become A Better Mom - TheDailyAprilnAva
Reading has always been a hobby of mine and parenting books are enlightening. I hope you find the time to read some of the books on this list. Do you have any parenting books to recommend?  Let me know in the comments below. 
April K.
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4 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this list! I've been wanting to pick up a motherhood/parenting book and just haven't recently. Now I have a few to choose between to start!

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  2. I have read #4 and #5 and thought they were great parenting books. I will def have to check out your other recommendations!

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  3. Awesome review, I now have a month to catch up on all these books!

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  4. You must be a great mom, so conscious of reading the books to learn how to be a better mom. It's true the child shapes his/her personality before ten years old. The parent did play a key role in affecting the child who he/she to be. Thank you for sharing the book list.

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