Recommended Books

Below you will find books for parents, children, teens & adults:

Parenting * Sibling Relationships * Challenging Behaviors
Anxiety * Death * Divorce * Sex & Puberty * Mindfulness
Trauma * Interpersonal Work * High Sensitivity

Parenting & Stress Behaviors

  • Brain Body Parenting: How to Stop Managing Behavior and Start Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids by Mona Delahooke, PhD
  • Raising Kids with Big, Baffling Behaviors: Brain-Body-Sensory Strategies that Really Work by Robyn Gobbel
  • The Explosive Child: Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children by Ross Greene, PhD


  • Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life by Dr. Laura Markham
  • Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too
    by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

General Parenting

  • The Whole Brain Child by Dan Siegel, PhD and Tina Bryson, PhD
  • The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired by Dan Siegel, PhD and Tina Bryson, PhD
  • Raising Humans with Heart by Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW
  • Raising Human Beings by Ross Greene, PhD
  • Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason by Alfie Kohn
  • Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting by Laura Markham
  • Playful Parenting: Nurture Close Connections, Solve Behavior Problems, and Encourage Confidence by Lawrence J. Cohen

Anxiety & Worry (for Kids & Teens)

  • Little Meerkat's Big Panic: A Story About Learning New Ways to Feel Calm by Jane Evans and Izzy Bean
  • Anxiety is Really Strange by Steve Haines and Sophie Standing

Death & Divorce (for Kids)

  •  Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children by Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpene
  • The Fall of Freddie the Leaf by Leo Buscaglia and Nightingale-Conant
  • Dinosaurs Divorce by Marc Brown

Bodies, Puberty & Sex

  • Amazing You! Getting Smart About Your Private Parts by Dr. Gail Saltz
  •  It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, Gender, and Sexual Health  by Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley
  • It's Not the Stork! A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends
    by Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley
  • It's So Amazing! A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families by Robie H. Harris  and Michael Emberley
  • Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU  by Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth
  • You Know, Sex: Bodies, Gender, Puberty, and Other Things by Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth

Mindfulness (for Kids)

  • Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda by Lauren Alderfer and Kerry Lee MacLean
  • Peaceful Piggy Meditation by Kerry Lee MacLean
  • Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents) by Eline Snel and Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles Hardcover by Thich Nhat Hanh

Trauma & Healing

  • What Happened to You: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience and Healing by Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Bruce Perry
  • Anchored: How to Befriend Your Nervous System Using Polyvagal Theory by Deb Dana and Stephen Porges PhD
  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel A. van der Kolk
  • Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve by Stanley Rosenberg
  • The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self by Alice Miller
  • The Truth Will Set You Free: Overcoming Emotional Blindness and Finding Your True Adult Self by Alice Miller

Healing Parents

  • Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive by Dr. Daniel Siegel
  • The Body Never Lies: The Lingering Effects of Hurtful Parenting by Alice Miller

Highly Sensitive People

  • The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms you by Elaine Aaron, PhD
  • The Highly Sensitive Child: How to Help Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them by Elaine Aaron, PhD