I admit – even though childcare makes up significantly more than half my work history, when I brought our son home from the hospital – I felt helpless.
I had no idea what to do with this little being.
Enter the first tantrum.
The first time he said, “no”.
In my mind I knew what to do, and yet I felt helpless to do it.
I have read a lot of parenting books and advice: ranging from the ultra-permissive to the ultra-disciplinary. Yet these 5 remain at the top of my list as the most biblical and balanced – and their longevity speaks for their authority.
Dr. James Dobson. Honestly, most anything I ready by Dr. Dobson has proven balanced, biblical and worthy of taking to heart. He expertly balances out psychology and the Bible, medical research and logic so that you are neither ignorant nor reading the ramblings of pop-psychology rooted in humanistic doctrine.
After having Robi, an old friend from grade school sent me this book. I instantly loved how they teach that the premise of discipline must be the heart – reaching and training the heart of the child – not the behavior of the child. I read this book and shouted Amen so many times! In the end, we must mold the spirit and soul to follow the Lord’s command.
Sally Clarkson – a woman who time and again reminds me of my own mother. From her deep passion for parenting to her understanding that each child is unique and needs to approached from that point of uniqueness. This book helped me so much to understand that my role of a mother is ministry. This is a book I will read over and over again.
What books are your go-to parenting books?