A Guest Post by Dixie Somers
Those who become parents are familiar with the challenges that come with raising children in each stage of their development. It can also be difficult to know the best ways to discipline and raise up responsible and mature kids among so much variation in opinions concerning child development. Although there isn’t a workbook or formula on how to parent, there are several books available that every parent should read to develop a smart and healthy relationship with their children as they raise them.
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
One of the most common problems between children and their parents is a lack of communication. This book teaches parents how to cope with children’s negative feelings, how to punish bad behavior, and how to resolve internal conflicts in the home. It solves everyday issues that often develop once a child becomes a toddler and begins to discover their independence.
Real Food for Mother and Baby by Nina Planck
Nutrition is one of the most important aspects of parenthood, making this book a must-read by debunking common food myths and focusing on real food. Parents can learn about how to maximize children’s potential through healthy eating, which can start before the child is even born.
Einstein Never Used Flash Cards by Diane E. Eyer, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff
Parents who are interested in raising intelligent children should read this book before children enroll in school. The book is based off of research that was conducted by three child psychologists and how children can develop in math, verbal communication, reading, and self-awareness.
Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child’s True Potential by Eileen Kennedy Moore, PhD Mark S Lowenthal, PsyD
Parents can learn how to temper perfectionism and resist giving pointers to children with the information in this guide. The chapters cover various topics that include cooperation, joy, temperament, and cooperation. The book is intelligent yet compassionate, and it teaches parents how to look for stress signals and properly balance family life while avoiding a busy schedule. Kids can benefit by overcoming common challenges that they face in today’s world and can become more peaceful and confident as individuals.
It may be impossible to be a perfect parent, but there are several ways to improve the techniques and skills that are practiced while raising children. Check these titles out, and consider reaching out to someone with a library science degree for more options. By reading the top-rated books that are available, it’s possible to raise healthy and happy children while finding joy in the midst of it.
About the Author:
Dixie Somers is a freelance writer and blogger for business, home, and family niches. Dixie lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and is the proud mother of three beautiful girls and wife to a wonderful husband. You can follow her on Facebook.