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“So I thought, let me just explore this,” she remembers. What she found was that parenting books and media “experts” were creating a generation of panicked parents uncertain about how to guide their children through the minefield of body image, Internet safety, substance abuse, sex-in addition to the less modern challenges of plain old growing up. “My whole business began with the idea of giving parents practical techniques to fix these things that people are writing about.”
How to Hug A Porcupine made the list of The Only 20 Parenting Books Worth Your Time!
The very best parenting books are better than the intentions we bring to them. The good ones are both consoling and challenging, reminding us that to be a parent who is present, and forgiving, and kind, you must first be all of these things to yourself. (Harder than you’d think.) The parenting books listed here are some of the best of the best.
In a revised edition of their 1995 bestseller, parenting expert Ross gives practical, psychology-based communication strategies for successful co-parenting after divorce, including a new chapter on technology applications. Read full review
Many of my students have heard me talk about a short video that accurately and simply explains what "consent" looks and sounds like. Although this is the "clean" version, I still recommend reviewing it yourself before sharing it with your children. That being said, I believe that this short video can be a launching point for a great discussion -- not just about sex but also in the broader sense of setting boundaries (for example, "no means no".)
Click here to read this and more blogs by Julie Ross about successfully negotiating the ins and outs of joint custody.
Is it possible to transform a toxic divorce into a harmonious one? How do you turn the blame and insults into positive productive communication? Listen to the KPCC Public Radio interview as Julie Ross suggests a variety of ways to mitigate the negative effects of infighting on the children of divorced parents.
Julie Ross, Executive Director of Parenting Horizons, is honored to be a guest blogger on Decoder, sponsored by The Partnership For A Drug Free America.