Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.



Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Sadly, my first book of the summer is a self-help book of sorts. Or a parenting book, I guess. I'm giving a go at 123 Magic to get a handle on discipline around here. My goal is to end the cyle of shouting, our three-year old just finds too much joy in stirring up lots of it!

Our high school's info center lets teachers check out books for the summer, so I've got a stack of four novels to read in the next 8 weeks too. If they're any good, I'll definitely post about them as I finish them.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I just read a parenting book, so don't apologize for reading self-help books! The one I read was _Little Big Minds_--really good!

Yes, send your recommendations this way--I'd love to see them!

bookluver321's picture bookluver321

I just recently finished reading a parenting book myself... "The Wolf Pack Classroom Management Plan," by Janis Gioia. It was just so crazy when the kids got out of school- I felt as though there was just chaos and no control. Kids were fighting, chores were not getting done... I needed to get a handle on them. Since the book is tailored for teacher use (teaching kids life management skills and how to work in a team setting), I felt that it would also be beneficial in helping me get control of my three kids- so far so good!

reading with susan's picture reading with susan

1,2,3, Magic is a great book to help get things under control, that whole no emotion way of handling things-which isn't easy! Go one more step and read "Raising A Thinking Child" by Myrna Shure. 1,2,3, Magic helps but it doesn't tell you steps to follow after the time out. I found that using "Raising A Thinking Child" helped my child and I practice what my child should do different the next time. I was a teacher and this helped me greatly in reducing repeated misbehavior in class.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Thanks for the recommendations!