There are a lot of parenting books out there. It can be hard to make sure you buy the best Christian parenting books on the internet because there is so much information out there.
A lot of people these days write books. How do you find the ones that will help you raise your kids in fear and admonition of the Lord?
I put together this list of the best Christian parenting books so that you have a good place to get ideas.
Most of these books I’ve read myself. Those that I haven’t looked into and checked out.
If you look at the list, you’ll find the best Christian parenting books for teaching boys and girls, loving and being a mother, fostering the whole family, and more.
Everything you need to be a good Christian parent can be found in one of the books below.
The Best Christian Parenting Books on Raising Boys
Strong Mothers, Strong Sons by Dr. Meg Meeker
As soon as a baby boy is born, he makes his mother fall in love with him. Having a baby isn’t just a job for a mother; she’s also in charge of raising a man at that point.
In the book Strong Mothers, Strong Sons by Dr. Meg Meeker, Dr. Meeker tells you what you need to do to raise your baby boys into great men.
She shows you:
how to teach your son to respect and appreciate women as he grows into a young man
how to value hard work, giving back to the community, and having a well-formed inner life
How to avoid the natural traps that mothers of boys often fall into and how to avoid them
heal your own wounds with the men in your life so you can raise your son with no baggage or limitations on how you can do it.
How to get through the communication gap that is always there between mothers and sons
I love the best Christian parenting books that talk about cross-gender parenting. When your son meets a woman for the first time, it’s you! Your job is to train and raise up an honorable, respectful servant-leader who will be a blessing to his family and help the world. Get ready to be the best boy mom you can be!
Bringing Up Boys by Dr. James Dobson
For good reason, this book has been a best-seller for a long time now. Dr. James Dobson has done a lot of research, study, and work over the last few decades to help parents learn how to be good parents.
He has been (and still is) a leader in the field of childhood psychology, child development, family health, Christian parenting, and the health of the family.
I read Bringing Up Boys when I was a new parent. It was one of the first books I read. I read this book when my oldest son, who was born first, was only a few months old.
You know how important it is to raise that little boy into a man, so you don’t want to take any chances or just “wing-it”!
Thank goodness I read that book when I did. I was able to think of problems before they happened and avoid many of them because I had a lot of knowledge.
In his book, Bringing Up Boys, Dr. Dobson says:
Because so many boys are in trouble today. This is why.
We should be trying to teach young men how to be good people.
How to raise a boy who knows what it means to be a man.
Dr. Dobson is one of my favorite people, so I like him. My own family wouldn’t be the way they are today if he hadn’t worked so hard.
This book helped me get ready to raise my son, and now I have a healthy, happy, and loving relationship with my teenage son because of it. For that, I’m very thankful!
It’s very important to read this book.
The Best Christian Parenting Books on Raising Girls
Raising Strong Daughters in a Toxic Culture by Dr. Meg Meeker
When I married, I prayed that I could be a good mother to a daughter. I didn’t have a lot of positive female role models growing up, and I wanted so badly to be able to fill in the gaps I didn’t have.
God not only answered my prayer once, but he did so twice as well. Today, I am so lucky because I get to raise two daughters.
The thing about having a daughter is that we can understand each other. In the past, when girls were growing up, they felt all kinds of emotions. They also had to struggle inside.
For girls who are growing up now, it’s even more difficult. This isn’t true for us when we were kids.
It’s not possible for us to fully understand all the dangers and threats that are out there.
If we want to raise strong daughters in a bad world, there are steps we can take no matter how old we are or what time it is.
In this book, Dr. Meeker tells you how to do things like:
ensuring that your daughter knows how to accept who she is
what you can learn from your girl’s friends
Helping your daughter learn how to use social media
Learning how to get your daughter off to a good start as a woman
In the past, it has never been more difficult to be a girl than it is now. There are always a lot of expectations and pressures for girls. To be confident but not too confident: We should be confident but not too confident When we don’t have big enough dreams, we get ridiculed. We are told that there is no such thing as balance, so we should do everything or nothing.
How hard it must be for young girls today. The good news is that you can choose to go against the flow. You can arm and equip yourself so that you can raise your daughter brilliantly and beautifully against the cultural mainstream that wants to destroy her.
You were meant to do this!
Bringing Up Girls by Dr. James Dobson
I love this book because it’s so objective. Dobson is an expert on child psychology and daughter raising because he is the father of an adult daughter. He is also the man of the house, so he has an outsider’s view of how to raise daughters.
My favorite thing about him is the way he can look at research and medical data and apply it to the question of how to raise daughters.
Another thing I like about Dr. Dobson’s writing is that he tries to keep it up to date. Because some of his books were written a long time ago, he has changed many of them to make them more modern.
In this book, Dr. Dobson tells you how to do things like:
Teach her to be a lady.
It’s important to understand why people are so obsessed with being beautiful.
Once more, swim in the river of culture. This time, your girl will be hurt by the water.
How to raise up the next generation of women with confidence: This book will give you all the tools you need. Today, young girls are under a lot of stress.
Females have always had a lot of responsibility. It’s also common for people who don’t want to be leaders to be told they don’t have what it takes.
If you want to help your child find out who God made her to be and embrace her own uniqueness, this is the book for you!
It’s very important to read this book.
The Best Christian Parenting Books on Discipline
At some point during my time as a mother, I saw something that was very interesting. There are a lot of things that moms don’t want to talk about with their kids.
Every now and then, I get emails from moms who want to know how to discipline their kids and improve their child behavior. Even so, they don’t want to do it, pretend it’s not important, and act like they aren’t good mothers because their kids need to be taught.
I have good news. Every child needs to be taught. Discipline is what makes us good people. In and of itself, it isn’t mean or cruel.
Having the best Christian parenting books that show a mom how to correct and discipline her child is worth its weight in gold! Among moms who are afraid of discipline is the fear that they will do it wrong or harm their children in the process. This is a common theme I see.
The New Dare to Discipline by Dr. James Dobson
Dr. Dobson could not have chosen a better title for this book! 3.5 million copies have been sold of this book.
Dare to Discipline is a battle cry for a generation that is being told to be great and do things they don’t want to do. As a mother, don’t be afraid to defy cultural and social norms that say you should hide in the closet with a cup of coffee or a bottle of wine.
This book gives you the tools you need to shape and mold kids into great adults, then tells you to use them.
In this book, you’ll get help with:
Growing up can be hard, but you can help your child through it with your help.
As a parent, you need to know and use your power.
Do’s and don’ts of being disciplined in the real world.
When my first child was young, I was so happy to read this book. When the time came, I knew what I had to do, how to do it, and was more than sure I could do it.
If you haven’t read this book yet, do so as soon as possible.
It’s very important to read this book.
Parenting Isn’t for Cowards by Dr. James Dobson
“No one said it would be easy!” Reads the back of this book out loud.
To be able to give parenting coaching clients a mantra would be great! This would be the one!
How to be a good parent is easy. Very easy. Simple isn’t the same as easy.
Being a great parent, raising kids to be great adults, and taking on the world for your kids isn’t easy.
But… if you have the right principles and a strong desire to do what it takes, you can embrace and enjoy being a parent, and come out on top at the end!
In Parenting Isn’t for People Who Are Afraid, Dobson helps you:
Take care of your kids before they have problems (this is the core of my heart)
When you are a teenager, be happy and enjoy yourself.
Your relationship with your kids will improve if you do this.
This book will bless you and give you the courage to take on this parenting thing head-on and do well.
The New Strong-Willed Child by Dr. James Dobson
Is your child a strong-willed person?
At some point, most parents call their kids “strong-willed” because they are. It’s easy for kids to dig their heels in and go for the gold.
But which child is really strong-willed, and which one is just trying to see if you can handle them? What’s the big deal? It’s important because:
How should you raise a truly strong-willed child?
In The New Strong-Willed Child, Dobson talks about all of these things.
I think all moms who think their child is strong-willed should read this book. In this text, you will learn how to shape and mold a child’s will without breaking his spirit.
To find the answers to your questions, you should read this book
Why does my child act this way?
It’s important for me not to do anything wrong as a parent.
Shape the will and protect the spirit:
Strong-willed kids have the power to change the world and move mountains. If you don’t do this well, your kids will not be happy.
Yours is a big job. Equip yourself and do a great job!