Sadly, I don't get much time to read these days. I have a kindle, but I like to use the library occasionally. Who wouldn't? Free books?! There is also something exciting about delving into those shelves with the prospect of finding some little gems. Now I am on the look out for parenting/baby books, as every little helps doesn't it! Here are some little crackers I recently discovered...
1. The Happy Child by Linda Blair
I wasn't a very confident child or teenager. I have only really become more confident now in my late 20's. I am not blaming my parents by all means, but I want Jack to grow up with 2 happy parents, and want him to know he is loved, and he can do anything. I believe confidence in a person is one of the best traits you can have. This book gives simple ideas on how to raise your child to be happy and confident, from infant, right up to teenage years.
2. M is for Mum by Maeve Bradbury
Described as 'Timeless advice for every mother', this is an essential guide on top tips for mothers. For example, cooking quick meals, how to deal with tantrums, rainy day ideas,bath time, child safety etc. I love the way it is laid out, very easy to read, and feminine. You can use it as a reference, rather than read page to page.I'd say the advice really is timeless and every mum should have a peek into this little gem.
3. French Children Don't Throw Food by Pamela Druckerman
This is my favorite out of all 3! A humorous take on french parenting. An American lady moves to France with her British husband, and brings her child up in France, and is thrown into the alien world of french parenting (which is completely different to us Brits and Americans).Most of the french bottle feed, and it isn't looked down upon. French parents don't force their children to reach milestones. French parents ensure their children and polite and have manners from day one. French children all sleep through the night pretty early on. French women all go back to work, and are fighting for nursery places. They don't like loosing their identity, and being a stay at home mum is not desirable.I don't agree with everything, but honestly, I couldn't put this book down it is brilliant. We all should take a bit of advice from the french I think!
If you know of any other good parenting books, drop me a comment below. I am always on the look out!
Love Ellie x