Ron Miller

Parenting

Ushering children into the world offers tremendous opportunities for practicing the art of building great relationships so my information here includes a lot of resources for parents.

Resources

Podcasts

Unruffled - by Janet Lansbury

Unruffled - by Janet Lansbury

Janet's work is inspired by Magda Gerber and is an easily understood approach that ultimately shines the spotlight on parents' inner selves and what we can do to work with our inner landscape and create great relationships with our children.

Go to Janet's website for details.

Books

The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children - by Dr. Shefali Tsabary

The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children - by Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Date read: 2019-02-09. How strongly I recommend it: 10/10

Great book on consciousness and parenting. Becoming a parent offers tremendous opportunities to grow ourselves up. The book offers deep lessons in acceptance and non-judgement.

Go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.

The Awakened Family: How to Raise Empowered, Resilient, and Conscious Children - by Dr. Shefali Tsabary

The Awakened Family: How to Raise Empowered, Resilient, and Conscious Children - by Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Date read: 2018-12-10. How strongly I recommend it: 10/10

Another book by Dr Shefali!? Yes please. To parent from a place of wholeness requires that we are willing to do work within ourselves. This book is a helpful guide on that journey.

Go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.

Out of Control: Why Disciplining Your Child Doesn't Work and What Will - by Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Out of Control: Why Disciplining Your Child Doesn't Work and What Will - by Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Date read: 2018-11-05. How strongly I recommend it: 10/10

If you find that punishment and/or giving out pieces of candy to your children is not working to control them then maybe its time to start to question whether your attempts to control them is serving your family or not. This book is a great place to start.

Go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.

Stop Parenting - by Karen R. Tolchin, Ph.D in conversation with Kyle Mercer

Stop Parenting - by Karen R. Tolchin, Ph.D in conversation with Kyle Mercer

Date read: 2018-11-08. How strongly I recommend it: 10/10

This is a great book with valuable lessons for parents. Warning: this book is NOT status quo.

Go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.

Elevating Child Care: A Guide to Respectful Parenting - by Janet Lansbury

Elevating Child Care: A Guide to Respectful Parenting - by Janet Lansbury

Date read: 2018-11-08. How strongly I recommend it: 10/10

Do you believe that all you can do today is watch your child without getting anything done for yourself? Its time to question that belief. Read this book and be free! Children are meant to be enjoyed and are not just a chore.

Go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.

No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame - by Janet Lansbury

No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame - by Janet Lansbury

Date read: 2018-12-27. How strongly I recommend it: 10/10

I didn't even realize that I was shaming my son until I read this book. That was a huge wake up call for me. I am grateful to Janet for writing this book to spark my massive change in the way I respond to children's behavior.

Go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.

Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers - by Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D., and Gabor Matè M.D.

Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers - by Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D., and Gabor Matè M.D.

Date read: 2017-07-18. How strongly I recommend it: 10/10

I was introduced to Gabor Matè through the Tim Ferriss Show. The ideas in this book have been helpful to me as I raise a young child.

Go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.

Oh Crap! Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right - by Jamie Glowacki

Oh Crap! Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right - by Jamie Glowacki

Date read: 2019-01-05. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10

This book is a good way to prepare for potty training. I’m glad I read it before starting. Jamie says that in her experience the best window of opportunity to potty train is between 20 and 30 months. If I were doing it over again I would’ve just waited to read this book once I knew we were ready to start. Jamie recommends to clear your schedule completely for the first 3 days. I ended up listening to some chapters twice because we weren’t ready the first time I listened.

Go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.