Four Favorite Parenting Books to Raise Kind and Confident Kids

Being a parent is hard! When our daughter first came to us as a foster child, I started reading everything I could find on parenting, and I still do! I soaked up every word!

I’ve read lots of parenting books to teach me how to help my daughter grow into a loving and kind young lady. Below you will find my favorite and most helpful parenting books I’ve found so far.

Raising Worry-Free Girl’s: Helping Your Daughter Feel Braver, Stronger, & Smarter in an Anxious World by Sissy Goff. This book gives you practical steps in helping your daughter, no matter her age, get control of her anxiety. You and your daughter will be given tools to help fight worry alongside each other. You can also order the workbook that complements the book.

Parenting with Love & Logic by Foster Cline & John Fay. After using the love and logic method in my classroom for years, I knew this world be a must-read for our home. The love and logic parenting style will help you parent without anger or threats, all while teaching your kids responsiblility and maturity. I love using the Love and Logic technique of giving my daughter two choices I can live with. In doing so, she is learning to become resposible with her choices that she is making.  The Love and Logic parenting style will put the fun back into parenting!

The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell. My husband and I both read Gary Chapman’s book, The 5 Love Languages, during our pre-marital counseling. We both know each other’s love languages and they help us fill up our love tanks and help us feel loved. I never really thought of my daughter having a love language, until I saw this book. But knowing her love language has helped us guide, correct, & discipline her in a ways that is more effective and more loving. 

Strong & Kind: Raising Kids of Character by Korie Robertson with Willie Robertson and Chrys Howard.  This book is written by the stars of the TV show Duck Dynasty and goes through nine character qualities that they have tried to instill in their children. The first part is why we want kids of character; the second part is what exact character qualities you want to see in your kids. The final piece of the book is how to teach these important character qualities to your children. This book will give you the tools you need to teach your child the qualities to make them successful friends, husbands, wives, and leaders.

I want to keep growing as a parent and learning how to be a better mom, so send me the names of all your favorite parenting books! Be on the watch for my favorite books on parenting a child who has faced complex trauma.

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Carissa South
Carissa is a loving wife, mother, and educator holding a masters of reading from the University of Central Oklahoma. She loves helping around their farm by taking care of the goats, chickens, and dogs. Her newly-adopted daughter brings lots of new challenges to her life as she is learning to balance work, family, and parenting.


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