Essential Summer Reads for Parents

Many students have a required summer reading list. You can model good reading habits by having your own summer reading list. You can chose one of these quick read books and brush up on skills to help your child and family.

Start with the book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth. This book explains that success in life has a lot to do with the ability to stick with something until it’s finished even when it’s difficult. Many children lack grit and give up too easily so this book can help you learn how your child can develop grit.

Help reduce argumentative and defiance in your child by reading The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child. It is a guide for parents of kids in elementary and middle school. If you are consistent and apply this method, you’ll see results.

Help teach your child the right mindset with Mindsets: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck. You’ll learn how success in school, work, sports, or the arts can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. You’ll learn the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. This book shows how parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to get great results.