Inspired by Modern Parents Messy Kids call for book summaries of their favourite parenting books, I am summarizing the parenting books I have read and enjoyed (minus Penelope Leach’s mammoth baby bible, Your Baby and Child). Look forward to seeing my Cliff Notes for:
- Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting, by Pamela Druckerman,
- Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too, by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish,
- How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, and
- NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children, by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman.
I really got into these books and spew out facts and new reason to anyone who would listen while I read them. I am very easily swayed. Especially when it comes to parenting. If someone wrote a book with all the for rules I should institute in my house to ensure I have confident and polite children, I’d buy it. So, I want to share what I’ve learned, and hear what you think.
Frankly, the philosophies are all pretty similar. Give your child room to grow, don’t wait on them hand and foot and praise is overrated.
I’m not sure anyone has written a book on how to be overprotective, pageant mom. I may try, though.