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