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4 Helpful Books on Raising Children of All Ages

Parenting can be extremely difficult when raising a child of any age! It requires immense patience and intentionality to be a good parent, however! If you, or someone you know, could use a little assistance (because we all could), here are a few highly recommended books on raising children.

The Happiest Baby on the Block
By: Harvey Karp
Understanding how babies function is the best thing you can do properly care for a newborn or infant. Their needs are very specific and this book helps parents understand their developmental, emotional, and physical needs. Get The Happiest Baby on the Block here. 

The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity and Resilience in Your Child
By: Daniel Seigel and Tina Payne Bryson
This book helps parents understand how helping a child develop a positive mindset will help them grow in healthy ways. This book isn’t about always saying yes to your child or never saying no, but helping them develop their understanding of their own abilities in the world. Get The Yes Brain here.

How to Raise Children for Christ
By: Andrew Murray
Just as the title of the book implies, this book is all about helping parents raise children who grow up knowing the Lord and who continue to worship him after they leave the home. When millions of young people leave the church every year after leaving their parents’ home, it’s an important book to read and topic to discuss. Get How to Raise Children for Christ here.

How to Raise an Adult
By: Julie Lythcott-Haims
This former Dean fo Students at Stanford decided to write a book for parents as their children begin the transition from heavily supervised child to capable, independent adult. Many college students today are unable to do basic things for themselves, like schedule a doctor’s appointment or address a concern with a roommate, without the help of a parent. This book walks parents through research and steps on how to help a child become selfsufficent by the time they’re ready to leave the nest. Get your copy of How to Raise an Adult here. 

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