A friend of mine received an amazon gift card for Christmas and was inquiring about some parenting resources on which to spend it. Here’s a few of my top recommendations (though there are plenty of others to read in addition to these!):
-Growing grateful kids by Susie Larson- a book which really cultivates our attitude as a mother for teaching our children to be joyful and thankful
(http://www.amazon.com/Growing-Grateful-Kids-Appreciate-Extraordinary/dp/0802452825/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357596308&sr=8-1&keywords=growing+grateful+kids there is a kindle version too).
-Tedd Tripp’s book on discipline helps to clarify the biblical theology of obedience- a real challenge for us to point our children to the gospel:
-The Mahaney Gals’ book which talks about how to juggle being a mom amidst the craziness of life and taking time away to plan intentionally in your parenting: http://www.amazon.com/Shopping-Time-How-All-Overwhelmed/dp/1581349130/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1357596537&sr=1-1&keywords=shopping+for+time
-Noel Piper’s book on making your own traditions in your family: http://www.amazon.com/Treasuring-God-Traditions-euml-Piper/dp/1581348339/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1357596608&sr=1-1&keywords=noel+piper
-I also liked this book on discipline, a helpful perspective on obedience the first time: http://www.amazon.com/Raising-Godly-Tomatoes-Parenting-Occasional/dp/0983484201/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1357596682&sr=1-1&keywords=raising+godly+tomatoes
-Though not directly about parenting your own children, this book is fab if you are considering adopting or want to know a biblical theology of adoption- its certainly related to parenting:
-Also, I really recommend listening to these cds for helping your children (and yourself) memorize scripture- she puts the catechism to music as well as an alphabet of scriptures and loads of other wonderful wholesome goodness: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=dana+dirksen&rh=n%3A5174%2Ck%3Adana+dirksen
-This is also a great set of music which is just scripture!