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WaWaWeeWa
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Books on parenting
I know this isn’t an interesting topic around here, but has anyone read any good books on raising kids in today’s world? I’d like to avoid some woke nonsense, and all of the recommendation lists seem to be loaded with just that.

Specifically for young kids and how to develop good habits and teach discipline.


JumpingTheShark
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re: Books on parenting
I don’t feel like there is a book for this. In fact, I would specifically ignore books for this and rely on your upbringing and moral compass. With parenting books today You’re certain to only encounter how to recognize unintentional bias for toddlers volume 3 and the like.
This post was edited on 4/23 at 12:43 pm


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TailbackU
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re: Books on parenting
Parenting with love and logic by Jim Fay and Foster Cline


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St Augustine
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The collapse of parenting by Leonard Sax.

Basic premise is parents in America today give kids too much leeway trying to be their friends instead of being parents. Kids are extremely over medicated in US compared to other similar nations like Australia and UK, and how there is basically a culture of disrespect here where kids are basically being parented by their peers.


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AllbyMyRelf
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re: Books on parenting
My wife has been reading Montessori books lately. I haven’t read them, so I can’t say what they’re about, but my wife isn’t woke.


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tigahbruh
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re: Books on parenting
These 2 are helpful for medical, potty training, sleep issues, teething, etc:



Most are shite. Speaking of, avoid potty training books like the plague.
There was one book about sleep training that was pretty helpful for my daughter, but all kids are different.



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FenrirTheBeard
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re: Books on parenting
My wife has read French Children Don’t Throw Food. We don’t have kids yet, but she said it was very informative. It was recommended by friends of ours who are parents.


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lsufightingtigers1
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re: Books on parenting
John Rosemond used to have a weekly column in the newspaper but he has written several books, with the theme being common sense and parents maintaining their authority. I liked his approach but with any parenting advice you need to figure out what works for you and your kids. Good luck!


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Sir Drinksalot
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I read "The Strong Willed Child".

I have one kid that has truly tested my patience.

I couldn't tell you exactly what every chapter was about, but it was really good and there was one part that stuck with me.

It said that when you ask a child "Why did you do that?!" and they say "I don't know"...it's because they really don't know.

I can't tell you how helpful that realization was to me in his younger days.
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JodyPlauche
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Honestly...my book has a lot of great information for parents.



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LoveThatMoney
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re: Books on parenting
Anything by Michael Gurian. Wild Things is good if you have a boy. 123 Magic may be good for you. Love and Logic as mentioned above.


WaWaWeeWa
Member since Oct 2015
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re: Books on parenting
Thanks for all of the recommendations this has been helpful.

French kids don’t throw things sounds interesting I think I’ll start there.


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When in Rome
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I haven’t read it yet, but I’ve heart good things about Bringing Up Bebé.


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squid_hunt
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The "What to Expect" series is excellent. There were very few practical questions I had that weren't answered in those books.

If you're interested in old fashioned child rearing, I could strongly recommend "To Train Up a Child" by Michael and Debbie Pearl. They are Menonites and a bit odd, but definitely not woke.

Amazon: To Train Up a Child

You're teaching my child what? by Miriam Grossman covers sex ed in schools, although it's probably a little dated at this point.
Amazon: You're Teaching My Child What?


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