Parenting at the end of the day is all about doing what is right for your family, and what is best for your child. 
Do your best to educate yourself about child psychology and development, learn the science and understand the clinical evidence, and make YOUR OWN decision about what is right for your family from there! Each of the following authors offers a unique perspective. Take what you like from each of them, and leave the rest. The only expert on your child is YOU!


1. Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and StagesDescription: http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thefulcafmam-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0988995816 – by L.R. Knost which is simply an introduction to Gentle Parenting and and it’s application to all stages of childhood 

2. Jesus, the Gentle Parent: Gentle Christian ParentingDescription: http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thefulcafmam-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0988995840, which has a Christian focus.

3. The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the NightDescription: http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thefulcafmam-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0071381392 by Elizabeth Pantley. This book is a must have for any parent hoping to encourage healthy sleep habits without resorting to Cry-it-Out methods or other forms of sleep training. 

4. Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start ConnectingDescription: http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thefulcafmam-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0399160280. This book is based on current scientific research and clinical evidence on on brain development. Dr. Laura Markham encourages parents to start building emotional connections with their children to encourage them to WANT to behave, rather than scaring them into compliance or breaking their will. 

5. The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing MindDescription: http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thefulcafmam-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0553386697 by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson.  This book is a really great look into the psychological basis of why we do what we do, as children and as adults. It offers really great ways to understand the basis of our human behavior and how it impacts our relationships. 

6. No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing MindDescription: http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thefulcafmam-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0345548043 by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson is great compliment to The Whole-Brain Child. It offers the same “whole-brain” approach to positive and effective discipline. This book helps us to better understand the connection between how a parent reacts to a child’s behavior can impact their neurological development.

7. Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and ReasonDescription: http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thefulcafmam-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0743487486. This is really not just a book about discipline. This book helps us to really take a look at how we think about , feel about, and act with our children. 

Celebrating National BrushDay
International Brush Day is observed on November 1st, the day after Halloween, to reinforce the importance of children’s oral health and to promote good tooth-brushing habits recommended by dental experts.

More than 51 million school hours are lost each year due to dental related illness, resulting in parents losing 25 million work hours annually. Cavities and oral infections can cause severe pain and can increase a child’s risk for dental issues and poor health throughout their lives.

3 in 4 parents report that their kids sometimes or frequently forget to brush their teeth

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