Five Most Important Values for Moms

Parents’ Magazine “What Do Moms Want” Survey 2009 recently released this Top 5 list of values from moms regarding what they want most for their children.


70% of the parents said they want to instill Self-Esteem in their children. Start with books which model behavior for your kids. Connect with your child.Become the role model “Not a do as I say, not as I do” parent.

Parents’ Magazine Editor spoke on the Today Show regarding the key “leadership skills” parents need to exemplify:

* Generosity and Sharing
* Gratitude
* Perseverance
* Stand Up For What Is Important

Here are a few great reading resources for your parenting journey:

First Things First: The Rules of Being a Warner
Kurt and Brenda Warner

Together theyre the parents of seven, going into their 12th year of marriage, and founders of a foundation that helps disadvantaged children and families. Their formula for success? They put First Things Firstfamily, faith, and giving to othersits their family motto, and it drives everything they do. First Things First is an honest, insightful, and entertaining look at life inside the Warner household. Kurt and Brenda speak candidly about their marriage, the values they are working to instill in their kids, things theyve done right, mistakes theyve made, the importance of giving back, and the legacy they hope to leave behind.

Great Gift Idea

Parenting with Love and Logic
Foster Cline, Jim Fay

Parenting with Love and Logic shows you how to parent effectively without anger, threats, nagging, or power struggles while teaching your children responsibility.

Gifts of Love

What Every Child Needs

Elisa Morgan

Written in a warm, nurturing style, this book details the nine kinds of love every child needs: security, affirmation, family, respect, play, guidance, discipline, independence and hope.

Loving Your Child