Recommended Parenting Resources

Here are parenting resources that we recommend for you.

Love and Logic – (website)

Love and Logic is a philosophy founded in 1977. It is the approach of choice among leading educators, parents, and other professionals worldwide. The Love and Logic Institute is dedicated to making parenting and teaching fun and rewarding, instead of stressful and chaotic. We provide practical tools and techniques that help adults achieve respectful, healthy relationships with their children. All of our work is based on a psychologically sound parenting and teaching philosophy called Love and Logic®.

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The home of Parenting and BabyTalk Magazines with information on many topics on being a parent.

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Use our parenting tips to teach your children to have better manners, habits, and behaviors. Keep your relationships with your partner and friends strong after having kids.

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The 5 Love Languages of Children – (book)2ff46__51x-APt-cXL

Does your child speak a different language? Sometimes they wager for your attention, and other times they ignore you completely. Sometimes they are filled with gratitude and affection, and other times they seem totally indifferent. Attitude. Behavior. Development. Everything depends on the love relationship between you and your child. When children feel loved, they do their best. But how can you make sure your child feels loved?

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting – (book)

What to Expect When You’re Expecting is a perennial New York Times bestseller and one of USA Today’s 25 most influential books of the past 25 years. It’s read by more than 90% of pregnant women who read a pregnancy book–the most iconic, must-have book for parents-to-be, with over 14.5 million copies in print. A new book for a new generation of expectant moms–featuring a new look, a fresh perspective, and a friendlier-than-ever voice. It’s filled with the most up-to-date information reflecting not only what’s new in pregnancy, but what’s relevant to pregnant women.

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The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be – (book)51Hz9fmP50L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

This indispensable book explores the emotional, financial, and even physical changes the father-to-be may experience during his partner’s pregnancy. Written in an easy-to-absorb format and filled with sound advice and practical tips for men on such topics as, how to make sense of your conflicting emotions, how pregnancy affects your sex life, and how to start a college fund. This volume reassures, commiserates, and informs. It also incorporates the wisdom of top experts in the field, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists.

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The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the First Year – (book)51peS9S+XGL._SX330_BO1,204,203,200_

How can you become an effective, involved father when you see your baby only briefly after work? What is the best way to start saving for your child’s college education? The answers to these questions and hundreds more are found on the pages of this easy-to-follow, information-packed volume. Author Armin Brott devotes a chapter to each month of the first year. In each chapter, he charts the physical, intellectual, verbal, and emotional changes the child is going through and examines the emotional and psychological development the father may experience. He also covers such general parenting issues as coping with crying, finding quality child care, and understanding changes in the relationship with one’s partner. This new edition features the latest research on many topics, from what’s going on at the hospital right after childbirth to what a dad can do when his partner is having trouble breastfeeding, to advice for dads in the military and others who are separated from their kids. Illustrated throughout with New Yorker-style cartoons that underscore the joys and woes of parenting, The New Father is an essential sourcebook for every dad. It is sure to give moms fresh insights as well.

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Written by parents and reviewed by professionals, 30 Days of Sex Talks makes it simple for you and your child to talk about sex in the context to which it belongs; as part of a healthy relationship that also includes joy, laughter and the full range of emotion that defines human intimacy.

We’ve made it easy to engage your child in vital conversations about relationships, affection, anatomy, respecting others, romantic love, pornography, and other online dangers.
 We have also included dialogues on important topics such as boundaries, ’my body belongs to me,’ ’how to say ‘no,’’ and predators. Using the numerous questions and conversation starters we have provided, you can launch these essential talks with your child and interject your personal thoughts, feelings, and cultural beliefs.

30 Days of Sex Talks is available for three different age groups: 3-78-11 and 12+

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Pornographybook-cover11

There is no longer any doubt your kids will be exposed to pornography at some point in their lives. Non-stop, instant access to the Internet fuels the epidemic that has become pornography addiction — and with the average age of first exposure now 11 (Weiss), kids are getting hooked earlier than ever. This makes it imperative for parents to get educated on the subject. And then they need to talk to their kids. 

How to Talk to Your Kids About Pornography will help you determine the particular needs for your home, whether it’s clearer standards and guidelines, more monitoring, or more trust and connection. The little-known fact is, cultivating a deep connection with our kids is one of the best addiction prevention tools we have.

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Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul81uRUuNT+tL._SL1500_

Every man was once a boy. And every little has dreams, big dreams, dreams of being the hero, of beating the bad guys, of doing daring feats and rescuing the damsel in distress. Every little girl has dreams, too: of being rescued by her prince and swept up into a great adventure, knowing that she is the beauty.

But what happens to those dreams when we grow up? Walk into most churches, have a look around, and ask yourself: What is a Christian man? Without listening to what is said, look at what you find there. Most Christian men are…bored.

John Eldredge revises and updates his best-selling, renowned Christian classic, Wild at Heart, and in it invites men to recover their masculine heart, defined in the image of a passionate God. And he invites women to discover the secret of a man’s soul and to delight in the strength and wildness men was created to offer.

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20 Family Story Questions for Stronger Kids

Want to fill in the gaps in your family’s stories? Ask these questions! Keep in mind, it’s not just the information but the process of sharing that’s important.