3 books all parents should read

by Anna Michaelidou

As a parent I am always looking for answers to a whole lot of questions. Parenting is no easy feat and as parents we are always open to advice and tips from other parents who have already been there. Children are precious. They are individuals with their own characters and their own minds.

There are some books that offer great insight into children that we may not have thought of or not be aware of. And some books are so inspirational and full of great ideas on how to become better parents that they shouldn't be missed. Here are three books I think all parents will find inspiration from:

1. HOW to TALK so KIDS will LISTEN and LISTEN so KIDS will TALK - Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish


This is one of my favourites. This best-selling book gives you great insight into how to effectively talk to your children so that you can build solid, trusting relationships. It is a very down-to-earth book with fabulous suggestions of practical ways to solve those everyday problems we parents face with our children.

The book offers valuable lessons in breaking argument patterns, coping with negative feelings, engaging your child's cooperation, resolving conflicts and a whole lot more. It is basically a guide to enriching your relationship with your children. An absolute must-read for new parents or parents with young children.

2. The Magic Years: Understanding and Handling the Problems of Early Childhood - Selma H. Fraiberg


The great thing about this book is that it takes the reader into the mind of the young child and takes the reader through the way the young boy looks at the world and how he handles situations. This classic book offers a diverse look into how children think and the reasons they behave the way they do; delving into their actions based on their emotions and cognitive abilities.

Understanding why our children act in certain ways and seeing the world through their eyes can really help in understanding our children better and build a better relationship with them.

3. No Regrets Parenting: Turning Long Days and Short Years into Cherished Moments with Your Kids - Harley Robart, M.D.


Most parents can probably agree that time flies by when our children are young. This book explores how busy parents don't notice how quickly time flies by and how to spend the time they do manage within the day enhancing their relationships with their children through quality time.

The book delves into how to enjoy the experience of parenting whilst juggling with the rest of your daily routines from work, housework, homework and cooking to football practice, ballet and bath time. It concentrates not on how much time you spend with your children but how you spend that time with them helping parents re-adjust their priorities.

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