I’ve just been reading through 801 Questions Kids Ask About God and I’m adding it to my bookshelf. As the boys get older it will be an invaluable resource for answering questions such as:
- Should I tell on other kids?
- Why are people prejudiced?
- Did Jesus ever do anything bad when he was little?
Some of my other favorite parenting books include:
Parenting With Love And Logic by Foster W. Cline and Jim Fay
Excellent book with a great deal of practical advice... for toddlers through teens. (And if you're an educator or homeschooling, Teaching With Love and Logic is also excellent.)
Whole Child, Whole Parent by Polly B. Berends
A wonderful reference from birth through elementary school age (and beyond, really)... with an emphasis on the psychological and spiritual aspects and the how/why of parenting.
Gently Lead: How to Teach Your Children about God While Finding Out for Yourself by Polly B Berends
The subtitle says it all. Well worth reading.
On Becoming Childwise: Parenting Your Child from 3-7 Years by Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam
A follow-up to (and better than) Babywise with a balance of philosophy and how-to.
A Mind At A Time by Mel Levine
Enlightening read for anyone interested/involved in child development (parents, teachers, professors, counselors, homeschoolers). Describes eight types of neurodevelopmental systems (attention, memory, language, spatial ordering, sequential ordering, motor, higher thinking, and social thinking) and how they evolve, interact, and contribute to a child's success in school. Levine offers practical advice to parents and/or educators in assessing and working with each child's strengths and weaknesses.
For the complete and annotated list, click the Favorite Parenting Books link in my sidebar!
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