In my last post, I gave 7 book recommendations for those wanting to work on themselves. However, we all know that part of being healthy includes our relationships with others. This dimension of our lives begins with those closest to us, like with our spouses and kids. So below you will find my top 3 recommendations for parents and spouses who are looking for improvement in their lives.
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert - John Gottman
The Gottmans have done decades of research with couples. These seven principals are incredibly helpful to better understand how to change your own behavior in your marriage. I recommend this book to any couples looking to strengthen their marriage.
No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind - Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
This book explains how to parent by understanding how children's brains work. Using that knowledge parents can become more effective in their parenting. Siegal and Payne Bryson help parents to connect with their child and navigate difficult behavior and emotions. I recommend this book to all parents.
The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family - Karyn Purvis
Connecting with your child is a central task in their development. This book gives strategies to parents and caregivers who are looking to connect with their child in healthy ways. What I like about this book is how compassionate it is toward children and parents. I recommend this book to anyone who is raising a child and looking for opportunities to connect.
These books can be great additions to strengthening your relationship with your spouse or children. Reading a self-help book can be a simple way to start moving towards your relationship goals. If you need more support in Nashville, then fill out this form to schedule your free fifteen-minute consultation.