Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Magic Mondays - Parenting...

I saw this insightful ad today - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L11s56ALon0 – and it reminded me once again how powerful an influence we are, as parents, on our children. I have been reading books on parenting for the past few years now and after reading a variety of books - some of which I liked more than others did – I have concluded that there is really no universal parenting skill(s) that fits all parents. We need to develop our own unique set of parenting skills for each of our children. We can use the wonderful array of books and information available to develop a base, then observe and learn from our children’s reactions (what works best for each of them), then hone our skills using both our own and learned experiences. My favorite parenting books include:
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk – one of the best parenting books – this provides lots of effective communication techniques and in comic style too – simple one-page cartoons that bring across the message to us on how to communicate.
Screamfree Parenting: – this book got me started on reading parenting books

Another recent interesting article on parenting:

"Being our best for our children brings out the best in our children."

-Louise Hart  

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