Resources NSC 2014



  • Building Emotional Understanding
    This parenting class will show you the root of your child’s frustrating behavior and give you the right tools to bring it back on course. And there’s no waiting. You can begin today. Hand in Hand Parenting, Patty Wipfler  Click HERE to learn more.
  • Setting Limits & Building Cooperation
    Are power struggles with your child leaving you annoyed or exhausted? Are you wondering why your child just can’t seem to listen? Are your own frustrations spilling over at home? This self-paced tutorial provides the insights and strategies you’re seeking. Hand in Hand Parenting, Patty Wipfler  Click HERE to learn more.
  • You know how it’s really hard to keep your cool when life gets stressed at home? Patricia Hope empowers parents with easy and effective strategies to stay calm in the moment, and with long term solutions for a respectful and peaceful family life. During this No Spank Challenge Patricia is offering a special zero cost “Stop Yelling and Start Connecting Coaching Session.”
    During this friendly 30 minute chat she’ll work together with you to…

    • Create a crystal clear vision of how you want your family life to look.
    • Uncover hidden challenges that may be sabotaging your ability to parent peacefully.
    You’ll leave the session renewed, reenergised and inspired to respectfully parent your children in a calm and loving manner. To claim your “Stop Yelling and Start Connecting Coaching Session” hop over to her Become a Calm Parent page on her new blog Empowering Childhood. Patricia Hope,  Empowering Childhood and Towards-Happiness
  • Are you feeling stressed? Do you want practical ways to calm the moment and become calmer over the longterm? Patricia Hope has a free 4 week email course packed with practical tips on remaining calm during your child’s upset.
    • Learn 4 easy tricks to move from stressed to serene in the moment.
    • Practice these 4 effective activities to become calm over the long term.
    • Discover the 4 mistakes that are causing your body to be stressed.

Find out 4 essential ways to create a calm environment now.
Register for your FREE eCourse HERE.
Patricia Hope,  Empowering Childhood and Towards-Happiness

  • Stop the Madness! In this 4-session video course, you will learn:
    • If you really have an anger “problem”
    • How to change your thoughts to reduce anger and stress
    • Pinpoint new ways to handle anger triggers
    • And more!

This class will be available May 5th. Sign up HERE to be notified when the course goes live.
Neca Smith, AidevO People Consulting



Two-Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through The Ages and Stages, by LR Knost

Whispers Through Time: Communication Through the Ages and Stages of Childhood, by LR Knost

The Gentle Parent: Positive, Practical, Effective Discipline, by LR Knost

The Newbie’s Guide to Positive Parenting, by Rebecca Eanes

Out of Control: Why Disciplining Your Child Doesn’t Work, and What Will, by Dr. Shefali Tsabary

A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder, by Colby Pearce

A Short Introduction to Promoting Resilience in Children, by Colby Pearce

Letting Go of Anger: The Eleven Most Common Anger Styles And What to Do About Them, by Ronald Potter-Efron

Anger Intelligence: The Workbook – Changing the Way You Think About Anger (eBook), by Neca Smith

Temper Taming Tips: The College Student’s Guide to Anger Intelligence (eBook), by Neca Smith

Triggers: What Sets Us Off at Work and What to Do About It  (eBook), by Neca Smith

Duct Tape Parenting, by Vicki Hoefl

5 Jump Starters for Powerful Family Cycles:  Creating Happier and More Effective Parenting THIS WEEK (FREE!) by Andy Smithson of TRU Parenting



Peaceful Parenting Communities

(Social Media)

  • The Parenting Beyond Punishment  Facebook community supports parents interested in learning how to stop yelling, spanking, shaming and using other punitive parenting techniques that are detrimental to children and their parent-child relationship. They post articles, blog posts, memes, and anonymous community questions from members looking for support and ideas from the community.
  • The Play At Home Mom is dedicated to helping parents connect more deeply with their children through play.
  • The Positive Parenting: Toddlers and Beyond Facebook community was created for the purpose of providing information about positive parenting that may be helpful throughout each stage of childhood, and support for all positive parents.
  • L.R.Knost – Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources Facebook community shares gentle parenting tips, articles, and research with parents who want to learn how to connect with their little ones instead of just correcting them. Connect to correct—>gentle, effective, empathetic parenting—>happy, confident, well-mannered children—>joyful, peaceful homes filled with love and laughter.
  • Hand in Hand Parenting Resources, training, and lots of support for parents of young children and professionals who work with them. The Parenting by Connection approach gives parents practical tools to resolve universal family challenges. Unlike other parenting methods, which rely on systems of rewards and punishment, the Parenting by Connection philosophy is centered on children’s strong, innate desire to love and be loved. And this fresh and effective framework is consistent with the latest research and results in long-term family success.
  • Our Muddy Boots LIVING! With Kids is a thriving Facebook community with knowledgeable, supportive, and informed parents who are also trying to connect more deeply with their children.
  • The Empowering Childhood Facebook community inspires compassion, communication, co-operation and connection.
  • The Path Less Taken Facebook page (and blog) believes in gentle parenting, regular-length breastfeeding, unschooling/homeschooling, and treating children with respect. Twitter and Instagram: @blessdwith4
  • Parenting Works (Facebook)  aims to help families enhance their relationships and mitigate power struggles.
  • TEACH through Love (Facebook) aims to help families heal the cycle of abuse and trauma through the relationship-building tools of empathy, compassionate communication, and peaceful conflict resolution. Twitter: @TEACHthruLove
  • The Blossom Family Facebook community aspires to support parents, educators and caregivers around the world to build compassionate and healing relationships with themselves and kids around them. Relationships that have no shame, blame, judgement, fear or punishment. We believe in peace, empowerment & Freedom.
  • The Great Parenting Show creator Jacqueline Green interviews the top parenting educators from all over the planet.
    Twitter: @JacquelineGreen
  • TRU Parenting seeks to inspire and challenge parents everywhere to be true and better today than yesterday; To learn and apply true principles to our daily parenting, from whatever their source, because changing the world starts at home.
  • The Badass Breastfeeder is a Facebook community which focuses on advocacy to breastfeeding and gentle parenting.
  • On The Fence  shares personal experiences and lessons on peaceful/positive parenting.
  • The Towards-Happiness Facebook page is a guide to help you to overcome whatever it is that’s stopping you become happy for no reason.
  • Vicki Hoefl‘s Facebook page offers articles and updates to support a sustainable and proactive parenting strategy that provides time-tested tools for harvesting a happy and peaceful family life.
  • McConaghie Family Counseling on Facebook is a solutions based counseling center that focuses on posting articles and updates relevant to individuals, children, parents and families.
  • Resilience in Children and Secure Start work in tandem to disseminate and advance evidence-based knowledge concerning the promotion of resilience in children.
  • The Be WELL Project is a personal growth community that posts articles aimed at support people’s personal grown and development.
  • is a non-profit with a charity mission to reduce violence by educating the public on negative effects of corporal punishment and promoting scientifically accepted, developmentally appropriate positive discipline.
  • U.S. Alliance to End the Hitting of Children brings together individuals, groups, and organizations to create a unified voice calling for, and working toward, the end of all forms of physical and emotional punishment against children, especially in schools and homes. The Alliance, through education and legal means, seeks to end all social justifications and legal authorizations of corporal punishment. Achieving these goals will give children the same protection from this sort of physical violence as is already enjoyed by adults under state and federal law.
  • Dr. Shefali Tsabary addresses conscious parenting and raising healthier families in a pragmatic, solution-focused manner.