My new favorite parenting book: Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves: Transforming parent-child relationships from reaction and struggle to freedom, power and joy. This is one of those books that you wish you had found long ago, like before all the struggles of raising a baby or toddler came about.
I haven't even finished this book, and it's already changed the way my husband and I relate to and interact with our son, as well as with each other. I admit I've been reluctant to read a lot about discipline, mainly because the little that I did read seemed too controlling and didn't fit my parenting philosophy, but this book instantly clicked for me. A quote from Mary Haskell included in the book: "Nothing you become will disappoint me; I have no preconception that I'd like to see you be or do. I have no desire to foresee you, only to discover you. You cannot disappoint me." What a wonderful view to have towards our children and each other. I just wanted to share this wonderful find in case it can help someone else in a similar way. And please share other good reads if you've found something you love as well.