Most parents have difficulty understanding and taking care of their children. First-time parents get only a gist of what parenting is from their own parents. And for some soon-to-be parents, who do not have their own parents to guide them, they have more dilemma than ordinary parents have. A variety of parenting books are now available in your nearest bookstore that talks about ways to be closer to your children, tips on disciplining them, and everything else about parenting. Here are some books that talks about different areas and stages of parenting.
“How To Talk To Kids So They Will Listen and How To Listen So Kids Will Talk” by Faber and Mazlish is one of the parenting books that I can recommend. The title speaks for itself and I guess this is one of the “must-haves” of parents, especially when they are having problems with communicating with their children. If you want a book that gives you straight answers to real questions and situations, here is one of the parenting books that you should get. Being hailed the New York Times as the “parenting guru”, Betsy Brown Braun, wrote “Just Tell Me What To Say: Sensible Tips and Scripts For Perplexed Parents” for parents who want straight answer with no-nonsense and reroute answers.
Charlie Mills’ books, like “Living With an… Emo Kid” which is written with Paul Tunis, talks about how to handle a common teenage culture. Other books are “Living With the Next Big Thing”, which was written with Erika Oppenheimer and “Living With a… Gamer”, which was written with Daniel Kleinman. You can learn tips to manage your teenager in a funky and funny way.
“Sending Your Child to College: The Prepared Parent’s Operational Manual” by Marie Pinak Carr and her daughters: Katharine Carr, Ann Carr & Elizabeth Carr is another one of the parenting books that I recommend because it talks about things you need when your child is off to college. It includes information on privacy, college insurances, taking care of your child even in a faraway college, and other dormitory concerns. It also has tips on how both parents and their children can plan eco-friendly, time and money-saving ways to handle college expenses.
“Sacred Parenting: How Raising Children Shapes our Souls” by Gary L. Thomas is another one of the parenting books that you should have when you are lost and can’t find ways to remember why you should be a parent. Unlike other parenting books that teaches parent on the “how-to” of raising children, this book teaches parents to appreciate the wonders and beauty of being a parent.