A list of parenting books that won’t freak you out?
How great is that?
Even better – YOU ARE NOT A SH*TTY PARENT made the cut! I am delighted!
Here’s what the amazing Lindsay Powers (creator of the #NoShameParenting movement) had to say about my book:
Carla Naumburg is one of my favorite keep-it-real parenting authors. (Her prior book is the similarly profane How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Calmer, Happier Parent). Her PhD gives her street cred (she’s a clinical social worker), but she doesn’t write like an academic. Case in point: her latest book includes chapters like “Nature, Nurture, and Now: Why We Think We Suck,” which is both hilarious and full of the scientific reasons why we are our own worst critic. Naumburg also includes her own parenting wins and fails, so you feel like we’re in this together. One of my favorite takeaways is that it’s not our job as parents to protect our kids from every negative feeling: “There are very few ways to make yourself crazier faster than trying to fix somebody else’s feelings.” We can’t control the world or prevent our children from ever facing hard times, but we can note when our children are suffering and show up for them with curiosity and kindness. When that happens, “everyone wins,” Naumburg writes. —Lindsay Powers, Amazon Editor
You can read the whole article and check out the other books on the list here.