Every one of us has our own parenting personality. It is fun to know who we identify with, plus it can also help us to know our strengths and weaknesses as we parent our kids.
If you have taken the Parenting Personality Quiz then you have found out your mom personality type. This is great to know because it can help you narrow down which parenting books you would like the most.
If you haven’t taken the quiz then take it now, it is short and fun.
Now that you know your personality, let’s dive right into the lists of parenting books.
For the Cool-As-A-Cucumber Mom:
You believe in raising your kids to be street smart. Your kids will be independent adults one day. Let’s make sure they have a few routines and boundaries to keep them on the right path.
1.Bringing up BeBe: One American Mothers Discovers The Wisdom of French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman
2. The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People In the World Know about Raising Confident, Capable Kids by Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Sandahl
For the Watchdog Mom:
You are hyper-vigilant (aka Helicopter mom) but you want to learn to teach independence to your child. Some good books for you are:
2. If you are trying to break your habit of being hyper-vigilant then this book may be for you. How to Raise an Adult: Break free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by Julie Lythcott-Haims
For the BFF Mom:
You want everyone to feel equal and hesitate to use punishment as it would make your child unhappy. Let’s remember that they rely on us for guidance.
- Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay – I found this book to be the best parenting book I have ever read once kids are past 2 years old. It is a fantastic way to stay in charge without your kids even realizing it.
2. The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering our Children by Dr. Shefali Tsabary
The Referee Mom:
You have a strict view of how children should be raised. Everything is very orderly in your world (I am jealous). Let’s make sure you also have some flexibility and are ready for all the stages that children go through.
- On Becoming Childwise: Parenting Your Child From 3-7 Years by Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam This book and their book for younger babies Babywise is great for those of us that love schedules and like to have a real plan of action.
You are a natural mother and take the role seriously. Your kids know they are loved. Now let’s make sure your expectation’s aren’t too high or you have too much pressure on yourself.
- The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
I fully believe all parents should constantly be improving our parenting skill. It is the only way I can stay a step ahead of these kids…Ha! The best way I find is through books, websites and classes. Let me know your favorite books so I can add them to my reading list.
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