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If you are anything like me you love to read and learn especially when it comes to the most important relationships in your life, the relationship with your kids. Motherhood can be an emotional rollercoaster. Learning that we are not alone and that there are tools that can help us smooth-out and enjoy the journey of motherhood can be priceless.

 

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As mothers, we have such an important role, and we just want to do our best. I used to wish, that on the day I became a mother someone would’ve handed me a parenting manual. A guide to answer all of my parenting questions and hold my hand as I embarked on this journey called motherhood.

The beautiful thing about living in this day and age is there are endless books on every topic imaginable.

When it comes to parenting it is so wonderful to have so many books to choose from, because it means there are lots of different ideas out there, and you can choose what works best for you and your family. Although I love books that give me tips and tricks I can implement with my kids, what I have found is the books that have transformed my parenting are the ones that help me connect with my innate wisdom. 

I want to share these books with you, so I have put together a list of parenting books that have changed my life.

I hope that you enjoy them too!

 

My Parenting Journey

When I started on my parenting journey, I thought that parenting was all about teaching your little ones all they needed to know about life, to raise them properly so that they become “good people”. I thought that I just needed to know all of the “rules” and then I would know everything there is to know about parenting. I thought parenting was supposed to be all work and no play. 😛

Parenting Can Be Fun

To my surprise, instead of me teaching them, they are the ones that have taught me more about life, than I could have ever imagined.

And surprisingly the books that have had the most impact on me are books that focused on me, the parent, and my growth.

I have been so humbled by motherhood. My children have taught me to relax and have more fun. They teach me to stop and smell the flowers more often, literally. They don’t need me to be perfect and to have all of the answers. They just need me to be me and connect with and love them for who they are.

Here are the Parenting Books I Love:

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Dr. Laura Markham is a remarkable parenting coach. She gives you helpful ways to calm yourself as well as tools for how to talk and interact with your kids so you can create strong bond with your kids. When I first started reading her work it was eye opening to learn that whether or not children choose to listen to their parents depends mostly on how connected they feel to that parent. Want to learn more? Check out her book.

This book is written by my mentor and friend Suzi Lula. I love this lady! Suzi is an amazing mother. She focuses on the power or self-care in motherhood. This has been transformational for me. Something that seems so obvious, but yet gets put on the back-burner by so many moms. I have learned that to be the mother I want to be and live life to the fullest, I need to prioritize my self care. In doing this the relationship with my children has flourished.

Ready to bring more self-care into your life? Here is a free guided self-care meditation

Dr. Shefali Tsabary is a brilliant teacher. I have learned so much from her. Her teachings have shifted my perspective of parenting and life. She has been interviewed by Oprah. If you want to see life through a new lens, check out her books.

Dr. Haim Ginott a renowned psychologist. He is considered the father of emotionally intelligent parenting. This book was originally published in 1965, but the wisdom in this book still rings true today. This book emphasizes empathy and communication when it come to the parent child relationship.

This book by Dr. Cassandra Vieten is a great book for all parents. Especially if you are wanting learn more about mindfulness. The author gives great examples and exercises to practice. If you are expecting your first child, there really isn’t anything that can adequately prepare you for the amazing journey of motherhood, but beginning to practice mindfulness before your sweet baby arrives is the best gift you can give yourself and your precious babe.

Looking for More Books?

I would love to hear what your favorite parenting books are and what are some of the most important things you have learned so far on your parenting journey.

For more of my favorite books check out my book recommendations.