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Parent book list, my personal favs

Hey there, fellow moms and dads! Today, I wanted to share with you my personal top 20 books on parenting, education, and read-aloud books. As parents, we’re always looking for resources and guidance to help us navigate this wild and wonderful journey of raising our little ones. So, grab a cup of coffee, snuggle up with your kiddos, and let’s dive into this fantastic list!

Parenting Books:

  1. “The Whole-Brain Child” by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson: A must-read that explores how brain development shapes our parenting approach. What we say, how to think and what we bring to our children truly shapes their brains.
  2. “Parenting with Love and Logic: Teaching children responsibility” by Foster W. Cline and Jim Fay: This parenting book walks you through how to raise responsible, self-confident and motivated children. They have several versions and I love them all.
  3. “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk” by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish: Discover practical communication strategies to build stronger connections with your children.
  4. “Mission of Motherhood” by Sally Clarkson: A mothers story into the heart of mothering. How to respond to the call of God in our parenting.
  5. “Spiritual Parenting” by Michelle Anthony : A book of practical examples and Biblical insights into parenting. Helping your children learn the heart of God and their role in HIS story.

Education Books:

  1. “The Well-Trained Mind” by Susan Wise Bauer: Understanding the classical education model and a step by step guide for each age from preschool- high school. Also on top of my list by same author is “Re-thinking education”
  2. “Educating the whole-hearted child” by Clay and Sally Clarkson: Making your home and family the heart of the childs education.
  3. “The Core” by Leigh Borton: Getting to the heart of how and why to homeschool. By focusing on CORE things every child needs to know they create a solid foundation for their entire education to be built upon.
  4. “Teaching from Rest” by Sarah Mackenzie A practical, faith based book to inspire moms to find the joy in homeschooling and tangible tips to create less stress on the journey.
  5. “Honey for a child’s heart” by Gladys Hunt: A fantastic book for learning everything from what books to read and how to choose great literature for your kids.

Read-Aloud Books:

  1. “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak: Embark on a wild adventure with Max and the wild things in this classic tale.
  2. “The Gruffalo” by Julia Donaldson: Join a little mouse on his clever and exciting journey through the deep, dark woods.
  3. “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown: Experience the cozy ritual of saying goodnight to all the familiar objects in this timeless bedtime story.
  4. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle: Follow the journey of a hungry caterpillar as it transforms into a beautiful butterfly.
  5. “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss: Get ready for a whimsical exploration of life’s ups and downs, filled with Dr. Seuss’s signature rhymes.
  6. “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein: Discover the profound lessons of love and selflessness in this heartwarming tale.
  7. “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White: Meet Charlotte, the wise spider, and Wilbur, the lovable pig, in this touching story of friendship and bravery.
  8. “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis: Step into the magical world of Narnia through the wardrobe and embark on a thrilling adventure.
  9. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling: Introduce your kids to the enchanting world of Harry Potter, where magic and friendship abound.
  10. “Winnie-the-Pooh” by A.A. Milne: Join Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood for whimsical adventures and heartwarming lessons.

Phew! That’s just the beginning of our fantastic list. Stay tuned for more books lists , where I’ll share the top books I love for curriculum, children of different ages, bible studies and so many more that have been absolute treasures in my parenting journey. Remember, every family is unique, so pick the books that resonate with you and your little ones. Happy reading, and until next time, keep rocking this parenting gig like the amazing superheroes you are!

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