Today is all about celebrating moms. There are many different mothers in the world—stay-at-home, working, adoptive, new moms, and moms with many kids. Don’t forget those grandmas too!
Just as kids go through many changes, so do their parents and their relationships with each other. But no matter what, parents have an unconditional love that’s worth celebrating not only on Mother’s and Father’s Day, but every day.
Here are some Magination Press books that demonstrate parents’ love throughout their children’s lives:
The Moment You Were Born: A Story for You and Your Premature Baby—This is a gentle and soothing story for you and your baby as you share moments in the NICU. Your voice can comfort and strengthen your bond, already beginning the loving connection.
Joey Daring Caring and Curious: How a Mischief Maker Uncovers Unconditional Love—Just like the title describes, this book demonstrates how a parent’s love never falters. It’s a reminder that you may not always love the ways your child behaves, but you will always love your child for who he or she is as an individual.
The Flyaway Blanket—A sweet story about attachment and bonding shows children’s transition to letting go of their parents, while still feeling secure and reassured. The book also has a note to parents about the importance of transitional objects.
This is How We Became a Family: An Adoption Story—Families come in different shapes and sizes, and they also come together in different ways. For adopted children, this story invites children to ask questions about their own adoption story and gives parents a unique opportunity to tell it. Whether they are a young child who is just beginning to wonder where they came from, or an older child who wants to be reminded how much they are loved, this is a story for all ages.
The Tween Book: A Growing-Up Guide for the Changing You—While this is not strictly a book about parenting, this guide does talk about the dynamic between tweens and their parents. Chapter 2 is all about this. Here’s a short excerpt:
“Did you know that having a close relationship with your parents can even be helpful when you are a teenager? Researchers have found that teenagers had a higher self-esteem when they felt that their parents were available to support them, were involved in their lives, and had positive relationships with them. So even though you may want more independence from your mother and father, remember that they are important members of your support team and will be throughout the upcoming years!”
We wish all you mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day!