Besides wonderful precious moments with our children, we have on daily basis also to discipline our children. It takes a lot of wisdom and energy to do it in a positive and constructive way.
One of the best books I have ever read on discipline is "Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours" by Dr. Kevin Leman. It represents the kind of parenting style that we have adopted in our family. It helps us not only to guide our children as they grow, but also to build deep relationship with them.
Most people think of discipline as something negative like yelling, spanking, and punishment. But it doesn't have to be that way. Dr. Leman makes the case that consequences should replace yelling and punishment because this is the way the world works. If your child as an adult is irresponsible at work, he will simply lose his job;his boss will not be yelling at him and begging him to do what he should.
It is very practical book for all parents, and especially helpful for the mothers who left their careers to be with their children. These children are not used to having their moms at home, and will try to test their boundaries with them.
If you are in this situation, then this book will help you to bring structure to your family.
All the Best!