From the Therapist: My Most Recommended Books for Parents
“What else can I do for my child?” This is a common question I hear from parents. These parents want to learn more about their child, their child’s challenges, their parenting style, or ways that they can help themselves feel better about their parenting.
These are books that I keep in my office and lend to parents and clients, and often recommend:
by Jean Illsley Clarke et al.
by Daniel J. Siegel et al.
The writing of Daniel Siegal was significant in my learning and understanding of how our brain works, and, more importantly, how to apply what we know about the brain to our daily functioning. In this book, practical advice is shared about how to support your child’s social, emotional, and psychological growth throughout their development.
by Adele Faber et al.
One of the top concerns I hear from parents is how their children interact with each other. Fighting between siblings is stressful and can impact so many aspects of daily family life. This book a provides practical guidance about ways to decrease competition, increase cooperation, and encourage a positive sibling relationship.
by Tamar Chansky Ph.D.
Most of the children I see experience some level of anxiety and this is a focus of our work together. This is a helpful addition to therapy to further support their therapeutic work at home (as well as gives parents some things to think about if they also experience anxiety).
by Ross W. Greene PhD
From my blog
Books are another wonderful way to communicate with your child. Looking at pictures together (usually snuggled or in close proximity), talking about the feelings we observe in the character, as well as being exposed to all different kinds of illustrations (art!) is...
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