It can be over-whelming to search all the parenting literature for genuinely helpful information and guidance, but there are some valuable resources out there that can truly support and supplement our intuitive knowledge. Below you will find a brief list of some books and links that have proven to be helpful to me and to other parents I know.

Books for Parents
The Whole Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
No Drama Discipline by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
Parenting from the Inside Out  by Daniel J. Siegel
Highly Sensitive Child  by Elaine N. Aron
Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder  by Richard Louv
Born for Love: Why Empathy is Essential–and Endangered by Maia Szalavitz and Bruce Perry
Mindful Blessings, The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn
Parenting by Heart by Ron Taffel with Melinda Blau
Nurturing Good Children Now by Ron Taffel with Melinda Blau
The Shelter of Each Other: Rebuilding Our Families by Mary Pipher, PhD
Simplicity Parenting by Kim John-Payne
Freeing Your Child From Negative Thinking by Tamar Chansky
How to Talk so Kids will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting by John Gottman, PhD and Joan Declaire
Beyond Consequences, Logic and Control by Heather Forbes and B. Bryan Post
Raising Children Compassionately: Parenting the Nonviolent Communication Way by Marshall B. Rosenberg
The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder  by Carol Stock Kranowitz

Links to Web-sites
Post Institute (Information on Trauma, Behavior, Adoption)
Supporting Kids through Divorce
Center for Nonviolent Communication
Sensory Processing Disorder
Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation
Beyond Consequences
Children and Nature Network
Hands Free Mama

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.

~Stacia Tausche



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