What are your favorite books on the subject of raising children, in general?

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If you look under the tag books, you may find a lot of suggestions. Answers to this question might be helpful http://moms4mom.com/questions/336/good-books-for-parents

(05 Mar '12, 19:20) Tammy ♦♦

Thank you Tammy. I had missed that page.

(13 Mar '12, 07:15) tucson

Not really an answer to your question, but I found this article quite interesting: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/mar/17/baby-experts-books-mothers-confused

(25 Mar '12, 13:49) Meg Stephenson

@Meg excellent article, it's exactly how I feel about them. I always thought it was best to take little bits of everything that just feels right to you.

(26 Mar '12, 20:51) Tammy ♦♦

Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp
Power of a Positive Mom by Karol Ladd
Missional Mom by Helen Lee
Train Up a Child by Michael Pearl


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Thank you!

(13 Mar '12, 07:11) tucson

I have read about 5 books so far on babies and children.

My favorites (the ones that really made a difference in my life) so far are:

Happiest Baby on the Block
Our son cried a lot in the first 4 months and the practical tips from Harvey Karp helped us a LOT.

Brain Rules Baby Raise Smart

It does not cover everything but gave me some ideas I had not thought of before:

  • praise achievements and results, and not the child,
  • four major risks for the parents relationship (lack of sleep, workload, I can't remember the other two :), and what to do about these risks; it doesn't look like a major insight but just seeing it explained so clearly made a difference to me,
  • why and how to develop the child's empathy
  • and some practical tips for smart games to play with children...

(and more - I am still not through the book)


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