+ Books Relating to All Parenting Issues

Between Parent and Child by Dr. Haim G. Ginott
My all time favourite parenting book. Although written in 1965, is still a relevant and helpful book, that is easy to read and absorb. Is very helpful to understand the way a child sees things.

No-Drama Discipline by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
This book teaches you how to establish firm boundaries and be respectful and nurturing. I love anything with Dan Siegel’s name on it!

Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
This book focuses on strategies to get you through the day to day struggles that parenting presents.

How To Talk So Kids Will Listen by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
A quick and easy read about how to communicate more effectively with children. Uses cartoons to illustrate examples.

Building Resilience by Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD
A terrific book that contains a wealth of great strategies and techniques for helping our children ride through the stresses of their lives.

Parent Effectiveness Training by Dr. Gordon Thomas
This is a particularly helpful book for learning effective communication skills (both listening and speaking) as well as good problem solving skills.

The Price of Privilege by Madeline Levine
This book looks at how parental pressure and material advantage are creating disconnected and unhappy kids. Examines the cause of rising anxiety,depression and other mental health issues in adolescents..

+ Books Based Upon Emerging Brain Science

Why Love Matters by Sue Gerhardt
This book explores why what a parent does in the first year of like is so critical to the child’s developing nervous system and his future mental health.

The Whole Brain Child by Dan Siegel and Tina Bryson
This book explains how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures and uses this information to explain why certain parenting techniques are more likely to be effective.

The Science of Parenting by Margot Sunderland
This book is a great resource for parents of small children. It explains the causes much “misbehaviour” and offers effective strategies to foster optimal brain growth..

+ Books Focused on Parents

When Your Kids Push Your Buttons by Bonnie Harris
This book is a must read for parents who cannot understand their strong reactions to their children’s behaviour. Uses exercises to bring awareness to our motivations.

Parenting From the Inside Out by Daniel J. Siegel and Mary Hartzell
This book explores how our chillhood experiences influence how we parent our own children.

Brain-Based Parenting by Daniel A. Hughes and Jonathan Baylin
This book looks at the ways in which parents behave that get in the way of effective parenting.

Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids: Principles for Raising Kids You'll Love to Live With by Bonnie Harris
+ Books Relating to Parenting Adolescents

Brainstorm by Daniel J. Siegel
A wonderful book that explains what is happening in the teenage brain and some effective ideas about how to communicate with teens.

The Teenage Brain by Dr. Frances E. Jensen
Written by a neuroscientist who also parented teenagers, this book explains the challenges that teen brain development pose to learning multi-taking, stress, memory, sleep, addiction and decision making.

Why Are They So Weird? by Barbara Strauch
This book is humorous but also packed with information about the biology that explains teen behaviour.

How To Talk So Teen Will Listen by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Offers practical advice about how to communicate with your teens to maximise their cooperation. Uses cartoons to illustrate effective parenting techniques.

Letting Go with Love and Confidence by Kenneth Ginsburg M.D. and Susan Fitzgerald
This book tackles all sorts of decisions parents must make when parenting their teens and offers effective ways to approach the many new situations you will face.

How To Keep Your Teenager Out of Trouble by Dr. Neil I. Bernstein
This is a very thorough and practical guide to parenting teens. It is especially good for parents of teens who push a lot of boundaries.

+ Books Relating to Children Who Offer More of a Challenge

Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
This is the bible for understanding why your child behaves as he does and techniques that work with tricky children.

The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene
This book offers effective strategies for raising children that are easily frustrated and inflexible.

The Difficult Child by Stanley Turecki, M.D.
Books about Learning Differences ADHD the facts by Mark Selikowitz
This is a very good book that looks at characteristics and causes of ADHD as well as offering behaviour management techniques and a guide to the various medication used to treat those with ADHD.

Driven To Distraction (ADD) by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.
A comprehensive book that discusses the biology, diagnosis and treatment of ADD.

The Myth Of Laziness by Dr. Mel Levine
This book explores the neurodevelopment dysfunctions that cause children to appear lazy and unproductive. It offers advice about how to spot learning differences and what to do about them.

Different Learners by Jane M. Healy
This book is a wealth of information about the different ways that children learn. It offers practical information about identifying preventing and treating a child’s learning problems..

+ Books Relating to Children Prone to Anxiety and Depression

The Optimistic Child by Martin E. P. Seligman
This book offers a well-validated program to prevent depression in children by the father of positive psychology.

Anxious Kids Anxious Parents by Reid Wilson and Lynn Lyons
A practical guide to help your child stop worrying so much.

Helping Your Anxious Child by Ronald M. Rapee et al.
A step-by-step guide to help parents manage their child’s anxiety.
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  • Dan Siegel - Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain: Youtube

  • Carol DweckHow to help your child fulfill their potential: Youtube

  • Ken Robinson - Changing Education Paradigms: Youtube

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