Struggling with your child’s behavior? Read these best toddler discipline books and discover mindful and positive parenting tips.
If there was ever a role requiring on-the-job learning, it’s being a parent.
Think about it: There’s no college degree in how to be a parent. We don’t study for the role in school or get a formal review or report card to tell us how we’re doing. We patch pieces together, testing each step of the way to figure it out.
No wonder we’re flying by the seat of our pants, making it up as we go along.
I was especially reminded of this when I was in the thick of a car seat tantrum, picky eating, or any other toddler behavior that left me pulling out my hair. It’s not exactly easy and often downright frustrating.
Thankfully, we have books.
As a new mom, you stocked your shelves with baby books, from pregnancy to putting the baby to sleep to the different stages of child development.
But what happens when your baby isn’t so little anymore? As personalities emerge, those baby books no longer apply, particularly, if you’re facing challenges with a toddler who:
- deliberately disobeys
- throws a fit over the littlest issues
- fights everything you say
- hits you or other children
- ignores you completely
These behaviors leave even the most patient among us feeling baffled. As helpful as baby books have been, toddler discipline books provide even more insight for specific behaviors.
I’ve read my fair share and wanted to show you my favorites. You see, not all parenting advice is equal, as I’m sure you’ve noticed.
These books abide by my philosophy that respect goes both ways. The goal isn’t to get your toddler to obey like a robot or to discover an “easy” method of keeping him quiet and your days peaceful. No, it’s about helping you be the parent he needs you to be. Take a look:
Top toddler discipline books
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I’m certain you’ll find these books as helpful as I did. Many of them address the challenges parents face, and offer positive responses to your child’s difficult or confusing behavior.
So, if your bookshelf is overflowing with pregnancy and infant books (and your baby’s now walking and talking), you may want to upgrade to the best toddler discipline books.
We can’t earn a degree in “motherhood,” but we can use mindful parenting tips to guide us through the toddler years and beyond. While we won’t ace a quiz or land on the honor roll, these tools help us become the parent our kids need and deserve.
Read these next:
- How to Discipline a Toddler Who Hits
- What to Do When Your Toddler Is Hysterical at Bedtime
- How to Discipline a 1 Year Old (Especially When Yours Ignores You)
- Toddler Not Listening? 7 Things You Need to Do
- How to Discipline a Toddler Who Doesn’t Listen
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