These are some of the many books I've found invaluable as I constantly learn to be a parent! I hope some of them may help you too! (You may purchase any of these books from Amazon.com simply by clicking on the title.)
This is one of my favorite books. Besides many creative ways to celebrate the Sabbats, the authors also include suggestions for everyday activities that will increase a child's spirituality and awareness of the natural world around him.
Lots of practical advice from a practicing Pagan family. Ethics, childrens' rituals, how to deal with peers and schools, as well as a section on "answering the hard questions" like death, sex, and discrimination.
Zen parenting. The authors emphasize the need to respect the child's "sovereignity" and independence. While at times it does seem a little vague, it does seem to help you develop more patience with the quirks of youngsters!
Although written from a Christian standpoint, this book offers a lot of guidance in dealing with children and their uniqueness. Focuses on parenting as a spiritual process, and learning to enjoy your children no matter what they're doing!
Not everyone can homeschool (or wants to try!) If you're sending your children to public schools, you owe it to them to help make their school experience the best it can possibly be. This guide will help you make the right decisions about your child's public school career, and reinforce the lessons learned in school.
The average woman is 5'4" tall and wears a size 16. The average model is 5'10" tall and weighs 104 lbs. Our daughters are fighting to achieve a totally unrealistic appearance based on these cultural misconceptions of beauty, and it is making them physically and mentally sick.
A lovely book with many simple things to increase your daughter's pride in herself. Being female is a strength; learn to nurture that strength in yourself and your daughter. Includes many activities that can be turned into simple rituals, such as hairbrushing and storytelling.
Learn how to help your son develop his emotional life without becoming "feminine." Help him escape from the "culture of cruelty" our society inflicts upon its sons. This book will help women connect with and understand the men in their llives better, whether sons, or husbands and brothers.
Mothers do not have to "let go" of their sons and watch as they grow into emotionally distant men. Get rid of the expectations society has foisted upon us as to how we should raise our sons and learn how to guide them on their journeys to becoming whole people.