HELPFUL BOOKS & LINKS
by Daniel Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD
This book is a wonderful resource for parents and anyone working with children. It provides detailed information about the developing brain and offers strategies on how to best nurture our children during this time of “brain development.”
by Ross Greene, PhD
This book by Dr. Ross Greene is a must read for parents (and educators) in understanding the factors that contribute to challenging episodes and learning strategies to reduce/eliminate these challenging episodes.
by Anat Baniel
This book by Anat Baniel was written for parents and caregivers of children with special needs. In this book, she shares her 30 years of experience working with various special needs populations. She explains the principles and knowledge of her work and the astonishing breakthroughs from implementing her Nine Essentials.
Dr. Ross Greene, whose book is featured here as well, created this website full of resources for parents and educators. If you have a child who is easily frustrated and/or chronically inflexible, click the link above!
This particular podcast episode called "Anxiety in Kids" provides helpful information from the perspectives of a speech-language pathologist and occupational therapist. In this episode they reference Dr. Daniel Siegel's work (whose book "The Whole Brain Child" is listed above) and the importance of working with the reflexes when supporting our children through periods of anxiety. They also have other relevant podcast episodes on their website.
This document was created by Deb Dana (2018) as a resource for those looking to better understand Dr. Stephen Porges Polyvagal Theory.
by Kristin Neff, Ph.D
This book by Kristin Neff, Ph.D beautifully illustrates the power of being kind to yourself. She offers expert advice on how to limit self-criticism and offset its negative effects, enabling you to achieve your highest potential and a more contented, fulfilled life.