Parenting isn’t always the joy it’s made out to be. On the contrary, many parents feel they are struggling to maintain their sanity and control of their young children’s behaviors. Written by Marie Masterson, PhD and Katharine Kersey, EdD, “Enjoying the Parenting Roller Coaster” offers realistic, practical advice for parents who want the joy back in parenting. Instead of getting bogged down in negative cycles, the book will help readers leave those behavior struggles behind and turn children on to cooperation and respect.
Why We Like It: “I have read hundreds of parenting books in the past two decades both as a mom and as a journalist and what I liked most about “Enjoying the Parenting Roller Coaster” is that it provides lots of practical information. I love the quotes from real parents throughout the book. I also appreciated the authors focus on the unresolved conflicts and hurts that many of us carry from our own childhoods. The message throughout the book is positive and consistent — we can gain insight from our past and we can move forward to create strong family connections for ourselves. “ Elena Epstein is an award-winning journalist, mom of two and NAPPA judge.