Notes on Parenting

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Some Resources to Guide You

I think many of us have thought at times how nice it would be if our children and our spouse came with a manual. Unfortunately, this is not the case, but there are some great resources for us to turn to as we try to succeed in our family relationships. I am always on the lookout for great resources to help me as a parent and a spouse. I was lucky enough my senior year to have a professor that compiled a list of of parenting and marriage resources that he found effective. I would like to share this list with you in hopes that you will find a book or a website that helps you in your parenting and marriage efforts.

Here is Professor Duncan's list of recommended parenting books:
  • Between Parent and Child by Haim Ginott
  • Between Parent and Teenager by Haim Ginott
  • Raising Courageous Kids by Charles A. Smith
  • What Kids Need to Succeed: Proven, Practical Ways to Raise Good Kids by Peter L. Benson, Judy Galbraith, and Pamela Espeland
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Here are recommended marriage books:
  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman
  • Why Marriages Succeed or Fail by John Gottman
  • The Marriage Clinic by John Gottman
  • The Relationship Cure by John Gottman
  • The Case for Marriage by Linda Waite and Maggie Gallagher
  • The Divorce Remedy by Michele Weiner-Davis
  • Fighting for Your Marriage by Howard Markman, Scott Stanley, and Susan Blumberg
  • Strengthening Couples by David and Amy Olson
  • Beyond the Myth of Marital Happiness by Blaine Fowers
  • The Great Marriage Tune-up Book by Jeffry Larson
  • The Intentional Family by William Doherty
  • Take Back Your Marriage by William Doherty
  • The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
Some websites to check out:
Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you find most helpful in the content? What are your personal favorite parenting and marriage resources?

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