The first of several on the list that probably apply to far more than children and parents.
So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids by Diane E. Levin Ph.D., Jean Kilbourne Ed.D.
The conversations we all know we need to have and fear we don't know how to have!
Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense by Ellyn Satter
A book about childhood nutrition that has changed how I see and understand the world.
Taking Back Childhood: A Proven Roadmap for Raising Confident, Creative, Compassionate Kids by Nancy Carlsson-Paige
Which should be, after all, priority 1 when it comes to education. Kindness and calculus are both things I want my kids to know.
No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame by Janet Lansbury
Again, a book about toddlers that some of us grownups still need to hear (as in, we need not be determined by our shame).
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
I love the recognized importance of reciprocity in this. We're not only trying to pour info into our kids. We're trying to help open them up. They have voices worth hearing.
Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Tooby Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Books about conflict between siblings as a resource for the rest of our relationships? Nah, that's crazy talk. haha
The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones and Jago
I am notoriously cranky about children's bibles. This is a good 'un.
The Anglican Family Prayer Book by Anne E. Kitch
For all of us looking for small ways to bring the life of prayer from Sundays into our daily lives, as families.