These four books are great tools for moms to have. Clockwise from top left:
Girlfriend! A Fable for friends, by Carol Lynn Pearson. What I'm saying here is that every mom needs at least a handful of girlfriends in her village. This story is beautiful and simply written, love it.
Have a Nice Conflict is a fable that teaches you how to deal with people. Highly recommend.
Codependent No More by Melody Beattie. Lots of girls grow up thinking they need to fix other people's problems. My favorite line from this whole book is this: "Not my circus, not my monkeys." I've highlighted enough paragraphs throughout this book, so that every year it takes me about an hour to skim through the whole thing all over again. Good stuff here.
Parenting with Love and Logic has principles that are useful to me every.single.day. One of my favorite stories about Amber is over here. Notice that it took me over 16 years of practicing these techniques, in order for a funny story like that to happen. It was like a classic textbook move. It's never to late to start, and with time parenting gets so much easier and more fun.