There has been a lot of discussion lately on my Instagram page on parenting and everyone has a favorite parenting book and questions regarding which ones are worth the read. I am not new to parenting and I have read my share of parenting books that are just not worth a mom's time. Here are some of my most favorite. All of the books inspire kindness not harshness, parenting styles. I do not recommend any parenting books or styles where "parenting" involves hitting a child.
I have put them in my preference order - all worth reading and helpful!
If you buy or read only one parenting book, this is the one I recommend - Playful Parenting by Lawrece J. Cohen, Ph.D. A wonderful read on being the parent your child needs.
Outstanding resource for moms on discipline that works and does not leave moms and kids feeling bad about themselves.
I recommend both of her books.
Raising Happy Healthy Babies by Kim Corrigan-Oliver - The author sent this cook / parenting book to me a over a year ago to check out and I can't tell you how many times it saved me from having to look up information off the Internet. It is a basic book without pictures, however the information, recipes and tips I recommend for every single mom. Get it while you are pregnant or when your little one is an infant to not miss out - this is the one book I really wish I would have had all along!
These favorite websites, articles and blogs that focus primarily on parenting and being a mom are worth your time to check out!
Please start first and stop by AhaParenting.com for help, advice and tips at every age group.
Mothering With Mindfulness - minimalist and green parenting at it's best - inspired!
(the author of Raising Happy Healthy Babies, recommended above writes this site)
Finding Joy - inspiration for moms on good days and not so good days
Our 8 Tips EVERY Mom Should Know! little island studios at Pop Sugar
(I'm self promoting this one ;)
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