Thursday, July 10, 2008

the parent you want to be



Lots of you gave us some great ideas on books to read. Last week I was waiting for Michael while he was working in the church bookstore and found this book and decided to read it.

Neat book, easy read. Will be reading again. This helps you figure out what traits you need to work on to become a better parent . It talks about how kids watch your behavior, hear your words and develop behavior that matches your own. It has several "tests" that you use to figure out the top traits you want to work on and then takes several topics and goes over ways you can better yourself. I look forward to Michael reading it as it also encourages spouses to communicate on the different traits!

I think both waiting parents and parents who have their children will get some great info. It helps you see the kind of parent you want to be and how to get there! I have read several marriage books by this couple and they are good as well!

4 comments:

Shelly & Family! said...

I probably should have read something like this before Francesca lol! There are days...I don't have a clue on what I am doing...! But I am getting better at this parenting thing...just ask poor Francesca!

(I could tell you stories about our first months home that would have you laughing your tail off!)

sooze66 said...

Thanks for the info - I am hoping to start doing some pre-parent reading in hopes to fill my time more productively while I wait!
Have a great weekend!
Suz

redmaryjanes said...

That really does sound like an amazing book.

Alyson & Ford said...

Thanks for the reading recommendation.

Alyson LID 01/27/06