Back to school: 10 books to educate children

Educating our children is a permanent challenge with which we face each day, but we especially reflect on this issue when we begin the return to school. It is precisely at this moment when we stop to think about what our son needs this year, depending on his age, maturity, talent, personality, emotional intelligence and, of course, how he is doing. at school, among many other things.

To facilitate this task to all parents we can use the books, a bottomless well of knowledge that always helps us out of the many difficulties that we see parents when we face the difficult task of educating .

And is that the task of parents to educate is an exciting adventure, which involves continually learning to overcome difficulties and solve problems and conflicts, to make our children good people, responsible and happy.

10 books for parents: educate in the return to school

1.   The Profe responds. Author: Cristina Gil Gil. 

How many times the parents are left speechless when they pick up their children from school and discover that they have been able to eat alone what they have been put on, undressed and even dressed, to order, not to carry a pacifier ... And without crying! They would like to record them and see how the teachers get such a wonder.

This book reflects some of the concerns of parents on a daily basis with their children and is full of good and practical advice. They are the fruit of both the author's own experience (mother of three and teacher of early childhood education for fifteen years) and many other parents with children in these ages.

2.   Emotionally intelligent Author Amparo Catret.

What defines the intelligence of the children? Until a few years ago, everything was clearer. An intelligent son was one who was good at mathematics, abstract reasoning, dominated language ... However, for a time now, this type of IQ is increasingly being questioned, because it does not serve to capture another rich variety of skills such as self-esteem, relationship with others, empathy, self-control, sociability, responsibility or willpower.

3.   Strong parents, happy daughters. Author Meg Meeker

Dr. Meeker demonstrates that a determining factor for young women to become safe and balanced women is a strong father who exercises his role with love, affection and trust. Strong parents, happy daughters reveal: To what extent the advice and the vital testimony of the parents influences the lives of the daughters. From the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco to self-esteem, emotional balance, or the way of relating to children.

4.   How to treat teenagers. Author James B. Stenson

Parents need a long-term strategy for their children's education. This book is an attempt to help them elaborate it.

Who are the parents with success? They are simply the parents who educate their children successfully and realize, at least intuitively, that they have only one chance, and only one, to educate their children well. They know that they only have the first 16 or 18 years of each child's life, and often even less, to prepare that young person or that young woman for their future happiness.

5.   Creative ideas. From Enrique Sánchez Rivas

A teacher asked a seven-year-old child what he had to know to educate. The little one replied: "More than me." To educate we have to know more, but language or mathematics? This type of knowledge you need to train. To educate you have to know more pedagogy, and it is not something that is usually taught. The book shows the most relevant theories of this science through anecdotes, examples and reflections resulting from daily work in school. So if you have children, grandchildren, nephews or students ... here you will find a good ally.

6.   Do not be afraid to say no. Author Osvaldo Poli

In education, firmness is an increasingly necessary virtue. In order to grow and mature, children have to go through the experience of renunciation, effort and sacrifice. And for that, you do not have to be afraid to exercise authority and to say no when your good demands it. In this we are irreplaceable. You have to know how to apply this firmness in terms of the principles, together with the love for the way of practicing it. Authoritarian models have never been the best in education and yes those that combine demand with love.

7.   Educate in reality. Author Catherine L'Ecuyer

Our children learn in reality. In order to capture it, they need interpersonal relationships, contact with beauty and reasons to act with meaning. They need sensitivity, empathy, attentive spirit. However, in a world in which screens are increasingly present, they may suffer from a deficit of reality.In this sense, the author reveals with demolishing evidence a series of educational myths and shows that the best preparation to use the new technologies in a responsible manner takes place in reality; that is, the best preparation for the online world is the offline world.

8. Diamonds to be polished. Author Ignacio Iturbe

From the age of seven, and until the arrival of adolescence, parents will live some quiet years during which children become small and charming people. They are in a second childhood, a stage that is like a haven of tranquility and stability ... The danger lies in not acting, since children do not usually give problems in these years. Education is not a lottery, it is not enough to think "to see if we are lucky"; It is much more effective to anticipate events and worry about children beforehand, so that they do not have to do it later. In education, prevention is easier.

9.   Stories to educate happy children. Author Begoña Ibarrola

The book is divided into 10 points that the author considers essential to educate happy children: give them unconditional love, develop their self-esteem, boost their autonomy, develop self-confidence, value their effort and perseverance, live honestly and sincerely, respect their individuality, know how to apply limits and rules, provide security and educate in peace and tranquility. Each section contains an explanation of the point being treated, two stories related to it and a file so that parents can work with their children.

10. 10 keys to education. Author José Ramón Ayllón

A book that tackles, in a simple way and offering practical solutions, the answer to a question in which we play everything, or almost everything: What is education? It is the book that a worried mother and a discouraged teacher could offer to a son or a student, with this serene proposal: "I think that this is education, and that is what I would like to do for you".

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