To quote Dr. James Dobson, “parenting isn’t for cowards.” Book knowledge doesn’t necessarily make us great parents, but they can help us learn from other’s mistakes and build a strong foundation. We take the time to study and learn, so that we may do well in our careers. Why not do the same for our fatherly or motherly skills? So often, we think these skills come naturally; we know they don’t.
Here are 10 books that my wife and I have read—and in some cases, reread—over the years. I haven’t followed everyone’s advice to the letter, but I continue to learn what I can and apply what I can. Have fun parents, and go in God’s grace.
Bringing Up Boys by Dr. James Dobson
Bringing Up Girls by Dr. James Dobson
The Difference a Father Makes by Ed Tandy McGlasson
The 7 Secrets of Effective Fathers by Ken R. Canfield
She Calls Me Daddy by Robert Wolgemuth
Dare to Discipline by Dr. James Dobson
Hide or Seek by Dr. James Dobson
10 Things I Want My Son to Know by Steve Chapman
Wild at Heart by John Eldredge
123 Magic by Dr. Thomas Phelan
Please take a minute and share with us other books you have found helpful through your parenting journey. God bless.