I love being a mom but it is by far the toughest job I’ve ever had and we all need help. This is the list of books that I believe in and have helped guide me to be a mother that I am proud of (the majority of the time). This post includes affiliate links.
This gives little hints and suggestions that make a BIG difference when parenting the emotional toddler. When you get in the day to day grind and your toddler has a massive meltdown because he doesn’t want a diaper change, it’s easy to lose your cool. This books does things like remind you that you could make it fun by making the diaper talk. Faber also has a similar book for older children that is equally amazing- How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk.
Teacher Tom is a rockstar. So far, I’ve loved everything I have read by him. His book is brand new, but he has a blog that’s amazing that any parent should follow. I mean his profile picture is him in a cape. He’s rad. http://teachertomsblog.blogspot.com/
No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline without Shame by Janet Lansbury
This book reminds me that toddlers/preschoolers are having a hard time too. She gives amazing tips on how to deal with some of the bigger issues a parent faces with these little emotional beings- tantrums, boundaries, testing, etc. I love anything by Janet Lansbury, including her podcast- http://www.janetlansbury.com/podcasts/
Get out in nature! Read this if you need the reminder. And cause it’s interesting.
I’d say the main point of this one is to let your kid be a kid. The author offers a lot of great suggestions and tips for tricky parenting issues from sharing in the sandbox to tantrums. Easy to read and structured so that you can find specific issues easily if needed.