Alternatively, I might have entitled this, “5 books that remind us of the importance of self-regulation, fostering independence in childhood, and approaching parenthood as a gardener more than a carpenter.”
Whether it’s allowing our children to pick up bread at the grocery store or limiting the endless amounts of structured time in favor of “BeTime,” we can take measures to trust our children to take the lead in their own development. What do you think of the 5 books I’ve hightlighted below? Which ones would you add to the list?
“They stopped thinking she was perfect and started worrying about what might be wrong with her. By the time she was seven years old, there wasn’t a single minute when Princess Cora wasn’t being trained.”Princess Cora & the Crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz & Brian Floca
“”We’re bats,” said Mother Bat. “We can see in darkness. Come with us.” Stellaluna was afraid, but she let go of the tree and dropped into the deep blue sky.”Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
“The bird said, “Ask yourself where it is you want to go, and then follow the signs you already know.”The North Star by Peter H. Reynolds
“Then you arrive home again, and you look at your window from the outside.”Windows by Julia Denos
“Getting to get the baguette is Nanette’s biggest responsibility yet.”Nanette’s Baguette by Mo Willems
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