My Current (yet to read) Books

I love to read, I always have. I definitely don’t read anywhere as much as I used to, but when I get the time It’s so nice to make a cup of tea or coffee, sit outside and read for a while. At the moment I have been reading some Parenting related books. I have never really been into reading Parenting books except for Montessori related ones, but these ones come highly recommended by other Blogger mums I have spoken to who feel that there are some similarities in Parenting Methods (Positive Parenting). So, in my ‘yet to read’ book basket is the following Parenting books I thought I would share. I am secretly hoping these are simple, Practical books.

  1. The Whole-Brain Child
  2. How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will talk
  3. Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn
  4. Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg

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If you have read any of these parenting books, I would love to know what you have thought of them, would you recommend any of them? I will let you know what I think of these books once I finish reading them, it just may take me a while.

If you are interested over the last few months I finished reading Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne which was an interesting book that I took some ideas from and have applied them to our day-to-day lives in the form of Daily and Weekly Rhythms as well as simplifying our weekly schedules and home environment (de-cluttering, creating meal plans etc) and reducing screen time (all of us). I think these little changes have had a positive effect on all of us. Lots more quality time together.

  1. Our Evening Meal Time Rhythm
  2. Our Night Time Sleep Rhythm
  3. Weekly Rhythm- Family Games Night

 

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The other book I finished reading was called The Zero Waste Lifestyle by Amy Korst. There is lots of practical information which is always a good thing. Even though I had made a lot of changes over the last 8 months (swapping single use items for reusable ones for example), there was still plenty of new ideas I was able to take from this book that I hadn’t yet come across. I don’t think  I am any where calling myself a Zero Waster but It’s nice to feel like I am making better choices. Small steps.


4 thoughts on “My Current (yet to read) Books

  1. I’m loving Connection Parenting by Pam Leo. Parenting through Connection instead of Coercion, through love instead of fear. Really helpful for building connection with the children at kindy too.

  2. I found Marshall rosenberg’s book amazing since reading it 8 years ago. I learned even more by listening to the recordings of him on YouTube. I love the way he acknowledges how hard and yet important parenting is. And how much we bring to our kids when we are able to have deep compassion for ourselves.

  3. Hi Naomi, thanks for commenting. I am finally onto reading this book, but only managed to read the first chapter so far. I am glad you enjoyed reading Nonviolent Communication and have found it helpful. It seems to be a highly recommended book. I will definitely take a look on Youtube…great Idea, thanks.

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