Hello! I'm hoping you could share with me the titles of your favorite books on GD, I'm especially interested in those full of tips and ideas. Sadly, my parents were extremely physically and verbally abusive, still so toxic that we have no contact, and DH's parents are all for yelling, along with some crazy behavior from my mil. We're doing our best to avoid the same mistakes, but we could definitely use some pointers. Any must-read books?
My favourite - books by Ross Greene - the CPS - collaborative problem solving approach - ' the explosive child , lost at school . His web site http://livesinthebalance.org has plenty of info. Although his book is mainly for challenging kids , all kids can benefit . I call his work - the how of GD
Myrna Shure's books also focusing on problem solving
Unconditional Parenting - Alfie Kohn , also about the why - I think it is important to believe in the approach
Adding my rec. for Unconditional Parenting (mainly for the fire to continue striving to be a better parent, and believing it makes a difference -- no it doesn't give you lots of tools but I found it very inspiring initially).
I also really like Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles and have another When your kids push your buttons by Bonnie Harris that I'm going through slowly right now. I've found them really helpful for understanding my kids and myself better and there are a lot of good tools within those.