Resources

Child Mind Institute – a great resource for articles on a variety of child-related mental health subjects.

1-2-3 Magic!  – Resources on parenting approaches that are simple, straight-forward, and easy to adapt to each unique family.

Love and Logic – Resources on parenting tips and techniques. I recommend taking bits and pieces of Love and Logic’s approach rather than attempting to adopt the whole system. Love and Logic is extremely intricate and does not work for all family as a whole system. However, they have some amazing bits and pieces that work great with different families and can be adapted to fit individual parenting approaches.

Book Recommendations:

How to Get The GRRRR Out of Anger, by Elizabeth Verdick & Marjorie Lisovskis

A funny and helpful guide on embracing and managing anger through steps, skills, and tools. Also a great start on improving communication and problem-solving skills!

Master of Mindfulness: How to Be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stress, by Laurie Grossman, Angelina Alvarez, and Mr. Musumeci’s 5th Grade Class

An amazing book written by a class of 5th grade students that beautifully explains mindfulness at a child level (and great for adults!) along with examples of how it benefits different situations children experience. It also includes a few mindfulness practices and relaxation exercises!

 

A relatable story for Highly Sensitive Children, with a demonstration of how using deep breathing and a visualization technique can help manage overstimulation.

A fantastic read for children with anxiety and intense frustration with mistakes! The ending is a twist where the main character realizes how mistakes benefit her.

A beautifully-written story about the power and beauty of struggle, toil, working hard, making mistakes, and doing things over. Another great read for children with struggles with perfectionism, and/or anxiety and intense frustration with mistakes.

A great book that expands on growth mindset! An interactive/pop-up book that encourages my favorite approach and philosophy about mistakes: mistakes are opportunities to make something different and/or better.

 

This book is BEAUTIFUL! Truth be told, I haven’t had children enjoy this book, but I have had adults find this powerful for themselves. A metaphorical illustration of problems and how we emotionally interact with them and a new approach to handling problems. It is a great book for teens, young adults, and adults.