Having your first child? Or maybe you just entered into a relationship for the first time? Don’t know where to start. Here are some books about parenting and relationships that you must read.
1. A Practical Approach to Parenting
A Practical Approach to Parenting seemed like a good title in that my wife and I have always felt that parenting was practical vs. being theoretical. When we were raising our kids, there was a plethora of PhD’s writing as if their theory would be applicable to all children on a global scale. In reality, each child is different. While there are common threads of parenting that should be applied to all of your children to establish some basis of consistency, there are also unique child-specific issues that should be handled individually.
This practical approach is what we found to be successful and offer it to you for your consideration. The success we had with our children is due to the loving guidance provided by my wife, who supported me in my parental triumphs and cleared up my parental messes.
A Practical Approach to Parenting by Brian P. Sheets. This is an easy read that provides insights on key issues relating to raising kids as well as highlighting other resources you can access for assistance.
2. Schoolyard Bullying: How Parents and Children Can Handle Child Bullying
Child bullying is a growing problem at elementary, middle, and high schools. Even daycare centers are seeing a rise in the issue! With its increase comes violence, which oftentimes turns deadly.
While people consider child bullying a part of growing up, this is no longer the case. To be exact, child bullying – regardless of the child’s age – should no longer be ignored by parents or school administrators.
“Schoolyard Bullying: How Parents and Children Can Handle Child Bullying” can help parents get a better understanding of this serious problem our youth are facing today. After reading it, parents and their children should be able to find solutions that will prevent another tragedy from occurring.
3. How To Screw Up Your Kids
Married couples with children divorce 40% of the time. In less than three years after that divorce, chances are both mom and dad are remarried, and probably each to someone who has kids of their own. The single most explosive and divisive issue in those marriages? Stepparenting.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we all lived in a bubble gum and sugar plum world where, without a ripple on Lake Placid, kids embraced stepparents and appreciated their contributions? Where stepsiblings didn’t compete for attention and argue over favorites and fairness? Well, we don’t.
So what we need when stepparenting is a good plan. A plan for blending, or blendering if you will, the disparate stepchildren and their parents into a chunky smoothie of stepfamily goodness. How To Screw Up Your Kids helps the parents everyone predicts will fail prove all the naysayers wrong. Through the use of practical human relations principles and the author’s achingly honest and often hilarious stories, readers will learn to envision and instill a unique set of family values and culture into their new household, and by God, have fun doing it.
4. 50 Creative Ways to Say I Love You
’50 Creative Ways to Say I Love You: How to say I love you and show your partner, your kids and your parents how much you care’ is a quick to digest guide where you’ll learn creative ways to rekindle the passion by dating your partner as well tips for reconnecting and showing your kids you care with fun family activities.