Mental Health Links

The following is not meant to be a comprehensive list, nor is it an endorsement of the content of the sites.

Websites:

Books:

Parenting and Family Life

  • Alfie Kohn, Unconditional Parenting
  • Pam Leo, Connection Parenting
  • Lawrence J. Cohen, Playful Parenting
  • Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, Liberated Parents, Liberated Children and How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk
  • Lisa Damour, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood
  • Dr. Laura Markham, Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids and Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings
  • Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson, No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
  • Joanna Faber, How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7
  • Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges by Mona Delahooke
  • The Highly Sensitive Parent: Be Brilliant in Your Role, Even When the World Overwhelms You by Elaine N. Aron Ph.D
  • Let’s Talk About Body Boundaries, Consent and Respect: Teach children about body ownership, respect, feelings, choices and recognizing bullying behaviors by Jayneen Sanders
  • The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired by Daniel J. Siegal and Tina Payne Bryson
  • Explosive Child, The: A New Approach For Understanding And Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children by Ross W. Green, PhD

Teens

  • Ben Sedly, Stuff That Sucks: A Teen’s Guide to Accepting What You Can’t Change and Committing to What You Can
  • Michelle SkeenJust As You Are: A Teen’s Guide to Self-Acceptance and Lasting Self-Esteem
  • No Shame: Real Talk With Your Kids About Sex, Self-Confidence, and Healthy Relationships by Dr. Lea Lis
  • Consent: The New Rules of Sex Education: Every Teen’s Guide to Healthy Sexual Relationships by Jennifer Lang MD

Neurodiversity

  • The Real Experts – Readings for Parents of Autistic Children by Michelle Sutton and Alyssa Hilary
  • All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism by Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, E. Ashkenazy, and Lydia X.Z. Brown
  • What Every Autistic Girl Wishes Her Parents Knew by the Autism Women’s Network
  • Uniquely Human by Barry M. Prizant
  • The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida

Trauma

  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
  • It Didn’t Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle by Mark Wolynn
  • Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson
  • My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem

Relationships

  • Attached: Are you Anxious, Avoidant or Secure? How the science of adult attachment can help you find- and keep – love by Rachel Heller and Amir Levine
  • Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship by Stan Tatkin PsyD MFT


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