Raising kids and parenting in general can be tricky sometimes. Let’s face it, while our own experience can be a great teacher, we may need a boost from time to time. This is why I love reading books on parenting. These books allow us to get valuable insight from experts regarding raising our children well. I’ve been reading three books lately and I thought it would be a great idea to share it with you.
Firsts up is Building Resilience in Children and in Teens by Kenneth R. Ginsburg MD. This book offers advice to parents on how to raise young kids and teenagers who can thrive in both easy and tough times. It also teaches parents how to build the seven crucial “Cs” in children namely competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping, and control so that they will become champions in life who takes on challenges well.
Next is Teach Your Children Well by Madeline Levine. Aided by cutting-edge research and thirty years of experience in the field of clinical psychology, Levine explains to parents that report cards should not define their parenting endgame. She also teaches parents how to focus on a parenting style that enables children to be academically successful while developing a sense of purpose, well-being, connection, and meaning in their lives.
Last is The Entitlement Traps by Richard and Linda Eyre. This book teaches parents to nurture strong and healthy families through instilling in children’s minds a sense of ownership, responsibility, and self-sufficiency. They introduce the concept of the “Family Economy” where children are taught to earn money for the things that they want. Its ultimate goal is to teach parents and their kids to shy away from a lifetime of dependence and debt.
These books are available online through Amazon. I hope you also find these books as helpful as I do.