Parenting Books by Dr. Michele Borba
There are numerous books available to parents with children of all ages. Parenting is a difficult thing to do and the more information that you have available to you, the better equipped you're going to be to make decisions about how you want to parent your children. It's wise to start reading parenting books before your children are even born and to continue reading them through every stage of parenting that your relationship goes through. Because there are so many different books out there for parents, it's impossible to say that one is better than the others at offering the exact type of advice that you are seeking at any given time.
However, there are certain authors that seem to resonate with a large number of parents because of the applicability of their advice to a range of different situations. For parents that are seeking advice that will help them in parenting tweens and teens, one of those authors is Dr. Michele Borba. She is by no means the sole expert on this topic and shouldn't be considered the only authority that you turn to for parenting advice. But her books are a great place to start for finding out more about many of the parenting topics that apply to situations facing teens and pre-teens today.
Dr. Borba has authored twenty books on this topic. Here are a few of the ones that might be worth taking a closer look at:
- Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me: The Top 25 Friendship Problems and How to Solve Them. One of the major hurdles that faces tweens and teens is the fact that they are in a process of differentiating themselves from their parents by associating more with their peer groups. Peer groups inevitably cause a lot of problems for kids as they are growing up. This book provides insight into those problems and offers information about how you can help. It's a modern book that touches on topics that face real tweens and teens today such as the problem of cyberbullying that can happen on social networking sites such as MySpace.
- Building Moral Intelligence: The Seven Essential Virtues that Teach Kids to Do the Right Thing. There are going to be a lot of influences on your child during these years and you want to make sure that they ultimately know how to choose the right things out of those options that are presented to them. This book is a comprehensive guide about the role that you can play in guiding your children from ages 3-15 so it covers the tween years and a good chunk of the teens.
- Don't Give Me That Attitude!: 24 Rude, Selfish, Insensitive Things Kids Do and How to Stop Them. This is more of a general parenting book but it covers a topic that seems to be a particular problem for parents of two age groups: toddlers and tweens. Tweens get that same childish attitude that they had when they were two but they have a whole lot of emotional angst and aggressive behaviors that can go along with that attitude. This books talks about some of the rude things that kids do in the home and the ways that parents can work with their kids to prevent these behaviors from getting worse with time.
- 12 Simple Secrets Real Moms Know: Getting Back to Basics and Raising Happy Kids. Sometimes the books that you need to read as a parent aren't the ones that are all about how to deal with your kids' problems but rather the ones that are about getting back to the core center of yourself. Ultimately, all parents hope that their kids are going to be happy. This is certainly not something that's easy during the tween and teen years but there are things that parents can do which will bring harmony back to their households and help kids have a happier adolescent experience.
Dr. Michele Borba is just one author who writes on parenting issues that are of particular importance to people who are raising kids that are entering the teen years. You should certainly search around for the authors and individual books that speak directly to the situations you and your child are dealing with. However, the number of books that Dr. Borba has authored and the breadth of topics that are covered by those books make her a good starting place when you are first seeking out reading material to assist you with this stage of parenting. Additionally, each of her books cites many other parenting books so you can easily move from this author to others through her own work.
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