Recommended books and resources for positive parenting

How Would Jesus Raise a Child?, Dr. Teresa Whitehurst. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2003.

Christlike Parenting by Dr. Glenn I. Latham. This excellent book uses modern research along with Bible verses to teach people how to truly be Christlike and loving in raising their children. The author is completely against corporal punishment and gives sound reasons why it is wrong and harmful. This is a book well worth reading and recommending to all parents

"Nurturing God's Way" Parenting Program for Christian Families - an adaptation of the already proven effective Nurturing Parenting Programs which asks parents to focus on God as our heavenly parent, Christ as our earthly role model for behavior, while building a parent/child relationship of empathy and trust so children will more likely want to obey.

Jan Hunt, author of Parenting From the Heart has given permission to anyone to publish the following two articles from her website. Simply state you are doing so with permission of the author from the Natural Child Project at

"Ten Reasons Not to Hit Your Kids"

"The Parenting Golden Rule"

Loving Without Spoiling : And 100 Other Timeless Tips for Raising Terrific Kids by Nancy Samalin and Catherine Whitney. Both authors are part of the positive parenting tradition and are very practical.

How to Behave So Your Children Will, Too, Sal Severe, PH.D. Severe is a school psychologist and seems to know how to be a firm parent without being an authoritarian or abusive one.

Playful Parenting by Lawrence Cohen: This Jewish writer has opened the door to a greater understanding of what loving guidance really encompasses. All my children throw tantrums and are very high-spirited. What Lawrence has helped me do is get through the tantrums with giggles rather than screams. It still takes time for the storm to pass, but I'm nowhere near as exhausted as I used to be. Not only that,

Here is a Christian website about attachment parenting:

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