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Parenting Resources

The Four Main Styles of Parenting [article]

- permissive, authoritative, neglectful and authoritarian

9 Steps to More Effective Parenting [article]

How to raise emotionally intelligent kids by TED. [article]

How to raise an emotionally intelligent child by VeryWellFamily. [article]

Children’s Emotions: How They Work and Behavior Strategies to Try. The Behavior Hub [article and podcast]

Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) is an attachment-based, trauma-informed approach to working with kids. They offer a list of Children's Books. [list]

Attachment-based Parenting [podcast]

A list of movies that can help parents open discussions about mental health topics. [article]

Empowering Parents offers a wide variety of information on parenting. [website]

List of parenting resources ​[links from the American Psychological Association website]

Resources to help deal with bullying. [links from the American Psychological Association website]

Infancy

Information about Postpartum Depression from the American Psychological Association [webpage]

What to Expect the First Year. A helpful resource about milestones and infant development. [book]

First Things First. Information on infant development, parenting strategies, and even children's books. Includes a link to the Birth to Five Helpline. [webpage]

Younger Children

What THE INCREDIBLES Got Right About Kids by Cinema Therapy. Discussion about kids different stages of development. [YouTube video]

How play helps child development. Australia's Raising Children Network. [YouTube video]

Top 10 Books for Parents of Toddlers [article]

Dan Siegel's Hand Model of the Brain: How to explain "flipping your lid" to kids. [YouTube video]

Another video on the hand model of the brain.

Practical information on working with your child's emotional world (including tantrums):

The Whole Brain Child by Daniel J Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson [book]

Video overview of the book (Part 1 of 2 & Part 2 of 2)

Expanding on the mindfulness concept presented in The Whole
Brain Child. [article]

Love and Logic. Dr. Charles Fay (founder) discusses Love and Logic techniques for parents. [YouTube video]

Additional information from Dr. Fay. [YouTube video]

The effect of movement on children's brain health. [article]

How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen by Joanna Faber and Julie King. [book]

Video summary [YouTube video] 

Video and guide to help you coach your child of dealing with anger.

55 Anger Management Activities for Kids: How to Help an Angry Kid. 38 Activities & Strategy Cards + 14 Anger Games + 3 Anger Worksheets. 

Pre-Teens

Videos and printable information you can use to explain puberty to your children

Teens

The Teen Brain: Under Construction. [YouTube video]

Understanding Parent-Teen arguments [article]

Parenting Through Puberty by Girlology. [blog]

Attachment Parenting Stages [article]

Enforcing Consequences [article]

Support Groups

Peer support groups are often run by those who have personal experience with the subject of the group. There are often local and online groups that you can attend for free. HeyPeers.com is a great place to start your search for support groups. This site also helps connect you with local resources and chat rooms. Sign up on the website, or access the service through its app.

A Word About Online Resources

My hope is to share resources here that are useful. Although I do my best to keep information current, it is possible for links to become outdated or for material to change. A link is not an endorsement of a particular person or organization, nor do I receive any incentives from them.

 

Keep in mind that these resources are not specific to your situation and therefore are not therapy or a substitute for mental health services. Please consult your therapist, physician, or other professional support for advice that is specific to you, and call your local 24-hour helpline (988) if you are in crisis.

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