A list of the books that have been vital to me being a wife, friend, and the raising of our children...as well as books that you have suggested! Visit Our Favorites for more suggested item.
1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 or 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Christian Parents by Thomas Phelan - This book uses the philosophy of counting "1-2-3" as a discipline tool; making it a simple, non-stress, non-emotion way to discipline effectively.
Creative Correctionby Lisa Whelchel - Published by Focus on the Family, this books contains hundreds of little tips. This book has been developed into a Bible Study as well. This is one of my top parenting books.
Have a New Kid by Friday: How to Change Your Child's Attitude, Behavior & Character in 5 Days by Dr. Kevin Leman - This book is a great resource for families who are struggling to maintain control in their own home or those who need ideas for specific issues. This is one of my top parenting books.
On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep by Gary Ezzo - I realize this book is controversial, but it was a huge blessing for me as scheduling worked very well for our family.
Parenting With Love And Logic by Jim Fay - Any of the "Love and Logic" books are wonderful.
The Preschooler's Busy Book: 365 Creative Games & Activities to Keep Your 3- to 6-Year-Old Busy! by Trish Kuffner - This book is filled with various activities for your preschooler.
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby by Tracy Hogg - This book is another "schedule" book for newborns. I believe this book is more "baby friendly" than Baby Wise and may be better for those who do not want a stricter schedule. I also really enjoyed the Secrets of the Baby Whisperer for Toddlers book. It is filled with ideas for those troubling toddler years.
Praying the Scriptures For Your Childrenby Jodie Berndt - Amazing book to help you pray for your child through the use of God's Word.
Financial Peace Revisited by Dave Ramsey - I put this book under the "marriage" category because financial peace is so much a part of a healthy marriage.
Sheet Music: Uncovering the Secrets of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage by Dr. Kevin Leman - I feel every newly married couple should read this book, but all married couples could benefit.
A Bend in the Road: Experiencing God When Your World Caves In by Dr. David Jeremiah - This book is a wonderful help when life gives you those "Interrupted Expectations."
The Daily Walk Bible NLT - Reading through the Bible has changed my life as well as given me a better understanding of God's Word. I love how this Bible is divided into daily portions. Highly recommend!
Rain on Me: Devotions of Hope and Encouragement for Difficult Times - A 40-day devotional to help in those difficult times.
*Please understand that with any of the books listed here, there are good and bad. Read through them with a fine-tooth comb. Check scripture references and make sure that nothing it out of context. No discipline technique will work for all families and all children.