LIFE CHANGING PARENTING BOOKS
These 4 books have changed my life.
I understand my children better and we are all happier because of it! They’re incredibly eye opening and have truly have shaped me into the mother I am today. I cannot rave about these books enough.
And if you’re thinking how in the world am I suppose to find time to read a book? I listened to every one of them through Audible!! I was able to finish more books in one year than I had in last 5 years! I listened to them while washing dishes, during morning walks and on drives. I love filling my cup through learning!
If you’re looking for an parenting educator to follow Janet Lansbury is the one! Everything she shares is gold. She teaches how to hold loving boundaries. Discipline means to teach not to punish.
“In my world there are no bad kids, just impressionable, conflicted young people wrestling with emotions and impulses, trying to communicate their feelings and needs the only way they know how.” -Janet Lansbury
This was the book that lead me to start our 1000 hours outside challenge! It helped me prioritize getting outside everyday with the kids! Our bodies need sunlight and nature. It affects our mental and physical health! Kids today are spending less time outside than every before.
It may seem like “another outlandish ambition heaped onto the plate of an already overloaded parent. But nature play is not another thing to shove into an already overloaded schedule. A childhood built upon nature play is different way to do childhood all together.” -Ginny Yurich
It’s a simple childhood.
I love how this book emphasizes that there is not a “one size fits all” approach. Every child is different. You know your child best!
This books teaches the most transformative concept to look beyond your child’s behavior. The behavior is just the tip of the iceberg. What is going on beneath the surface?
If you feel a pull to learn about gentle/peaceful/respectful parenting, these 4 books are a great way to start learning about it! I hope this helps you with your parenting journey! You matter. The work you do every day matters. You as a mother have an incredible influence!