Summer Reading for Moms
By Bonnie Schiedel
Summertime is made for diving into a good book. Whether you’re relaxing on the dock at the cottage or waiting out a rainy hour at the campground—or maybe just grabbing five minutes for yourself at the end of a crazy day—we’ve found a great summer read that’s right for you. Check out our seven hot summer picks:
Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads: Dealing with the Parents, Teachers, Coaches and Counselors Who Can Make—or Break—Your Child’s Future (Crown) by Rosalind Wiseman
This is the parenting book that everyone is talking about—and with good reason. Author Rosalind Wiseman, who also wrote Queen Bees and Wannabes, gets down to the nitty gritty with warmth and honesty. How do you talk to your son’s principal when he gets caught cheating on a test? What do you do when a loudmouth parent dominates the PTA meeting? Should you speak up when the coach consistently benches your daughter? Her forthright and doable advice helps you interact with the non-parental adult figures in your child’s life in a way that works for everyone, especially the kids.