Jay, R., 2008. The 10 Most Important Things you can do for your children.
This book says it answers the most important questions that as a parent you need and want answered:
- What are the vital things I absolutely must do, come what may?
- What’s the best way to spend the time we have together?
- What can I teach my children that will have the most positive impact on their lives?
- What little things will make the biggest difference to their happiness now and success in the future?
It says it equips you with the knowledge knowing that you have done the best you can for your child from toddlerhood through to their teen years and beyond. I had a quick glimpse at the chapter which interested me about how to spend time together and when having a quick read you have to remember these are one persons views from their point as a parent. More reading must be done.
Mann, Seager, Wineberg., 2008. Surviving The Terrible Teens.
This book first caught my eye has it seems that it is about how to cope when your child is going through their teenage years. It is and it wants to help you:
- keep good communication with your teen.
- cope with the emotional outbursts.
- handle school problems.
- help your teen become independent.
- manage tricky issues such as sex, drugs and eating disorders.
I believe this will be an interesting read as the psychologists and youth worker who have written it should know what they are talking about from first hand cases.
Miller-Kovach, K., 2009. Healthy Parent, Healthy Child.
This book is part of WeightWatchers it seems and when I first saw it I thought its just going to be about healthy eating but then I read the back. This book hit a note to me as I am finding it hard to get my 3yr old to eat a seat down healthy meal at dinner time and I believe it is not just me who has this problem. This book may answer 3 important questions:
- How can I get the children to eat salad?
- How do I get my child to spend less time in front of the TV and computer?
- How can I get the whole family to be active.
O’Flynn, L, Orange, T., 2005, 2007. How to Stop Your Kids watching Too Much TV.
This book is about as it says giving parents ways to get their children away from watching and being part of technology but in a fun sort of way. It is written by a leading children’s expert and a communication consultant both who are mothers so it should be good advice.
Palmer, S., 2007. Detoxing Childhood.
This book gives practical advice to parents on:
- healthy eating and sleeping habits.
- encouraging life skills through play.
- how to get the most out of childcare and education.
- tipping the work-life balance back in favour of family life.
- making the most of the positive aspects of television and computers.
I have to admit I really cannot wait to find the time in my busy mummy schedule to start reading these books and see what insight they will give me.