Four Books Every Parent Must Read (Podcast Episode 228)

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Speaking of books! This week I’m sharing about four helpful ones for you as you raise your kids.

Next week I’m announcing what my next book will be, so stay tuned πŸ™‚


Four must-reads for anyone raising children…

But only one of them is considered a “parenting” book.

These books are game-changers, helping you power through the tough parts of life, frame your day-to-day living differently, and feel happy inside!

For links to each book as well as to sign up for my upcoming 3 Secrets of Happy Parenting free, live, online class, go to

Thank you so much for listening, I know you’ll get a lot from these Fabulous Four!

Here are the Fabulous Four Books

1) Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Do you have more than one child, or were you part of a family with more than one sibling growing up?
This book will help you raise children who solve conflicts without becoming bitter enemies.

2) The Power of Healthy Tension by Tim Arnold
A quick read, this book helped me see so many solutions besides the either/or-type solutions that we’re presented with in our binary society.
Want a happier home life? Then you want this book.

Read about the other two books below. But first…


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Fabulous Books 3 and 4:

3) Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perspective, Change Your Life by Amy Herman
This book is all about perspective.
Often, because of biases we unconsciously possess, we don’t see our surroundings clearly.
Visual Intelligence helps you understand and overcome our own biases, and as a result have more meaningful connections with the people who matter most in our lives.

4) The Tightwad Gazette by Amy decision
Not a quick read, this is a book I kept by my bedside for most of my boys’ early childhoods.
It’s about money.
But it’s about so much more than that… The Tightwad Gazette gives a kind of freedom to those of us without trust funds or winning lottery tickets.
Want control over your life? One control over your spending, and thus your life? Start here.


The 3 Secrets of Happy Parenting Class

In today’s episode I share about the live, free, online class I am teaching…

If you want to change your child’s behavior from bad to good, feel happy inside, and start truly enjoying the time you spend with your young kids, you want to take this FREE class.

In it I teach the distillation of everything I have learned about:
– What holds parents up from happiness
– How to change a child’s bad behavior to good
– How to make the time you spend with your kids into happy family time

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The We Turned Out Okay Money Episodes

Episode 215 is my conversation with Raeshal Solomon, an AMAZING woman, an entrepreneur who’s raising two young children and writes books that teach little kids important money lessons.

This conversation is one of my very favorite so far – and I’ve done a lot of interviews! Raeshal shares her story of climbing out from under hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, dealing with sickle-cell anemia, the importance of family, and the joys of raising children. I know you won’t want to miss this conversation, which is really about so much more than just money : )

Episode 216 asks the question: What’s it really cost to raise a child today?
It’s a great starting point if you feel fearful about this issue.

In episode 217, a Your Child Explained episode, we explore how can shape your child’s relationship with money by starting with the simple question: should you give your child an allowance, or not?

We wrap up our money/finances coverage by speaking with our personal financial planner, Steven Taylor of, in episode 221!

Click here for episode 222, Top 5 Things Every Parent Should Know About Money, the final episode in the We Turned Out Okay Money series. In it, I wrap up with 5 key takeaways about kids and finances! 


Other Important WTOO Links

Click here for my episode “When Siblings Attack,” all about the most important stuff you need to know from Siblings Without Rivalry.

If you need practical advice to deal with your child’s bad behavior, check out my book.
It’s called Positive Discipline Ninja Tactics, and I wrote it especially to help parents handle kids’ tough behavior, because parents need to eliminate the bad before they can be happy at home.
It’s available in Amazon, but since you’re here – since you took the time to come visit – I want to give you a better deal than Amazon.
Click here for details on Positive Discipline Ninja Tactics!


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Click here to check out We Turned Out Okay’s How-to Videos, to learn about how to help your kids eat more fruits and vegetables, how to help when they’re getting in trouble at daycare, and more!