Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Good Books

Parenting is not an easy task. Good parenting is in-the-trenches labor. Perfect parenting is impossible. (Hard for a perfectionist, like me, to grasp.)

I'm not looking to be a perfect parent or even a good parent by this society's standards; I'm looking to be a godly parent.

It helps so much to have the insight of those who have gone before me. Here are some of my favorite parenting resources with a Christian world-view.

For the Children's Sake by Susan Schaffer Macualay - a look at better education
The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian - in depth prayers to pray for your children
Bringing Up Boys by Dr. James Dobson - a must-read for any parents of boys.
The Ministry and Mission of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson - inspiring reads about creating a nurturing home environment for your children
Seasons of a Mother's Heart by Sally Clarkson - encouragement for loving mothers

I'd love to have a list from the mothers. What are your favorite, most impacting parenting books?


a.m. said...

Read all of these and love them!

Redbird Rachel said...

Creative Correction by Lisa Whelchel is very good. It offers "out of the box" discipline ideas that she finds effective. How to be the parent God wants you to be by Dr. Kevin Leman is good too. It is more of a study format.