Parenting Resources

Parenting Resources I Recommend


Books for Parenting Insight

No Drama Discipline, by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

The Yes Brain by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

Simplicity Parenting, by Kim John Payne

The 5 Love Languages of Children, by Gary Chapman and Ross Cambell

Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids, by Eilen Snel

Mindful Parenting, by Kristin Race

Middle School Makeover, by Michelle Icard

How To Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kids for Success, by Julie Lythcott-Haims

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents  Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, by Jessica Lahey

The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life  by Anya Kamenetz


Picture Books for Children

Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg

When Sophie Gets Angry, Really Really Angry by Molly Bang

In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Christine Roussey


Books for Elementary Age Children

The Mouse, The Monster, and Me: Assertiveness for Young People by Pat Palmer

My Fantastic, Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak, available as a book or an app


Resources For Teens

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel Siegel

Virtual Hope Box App

Sitting Still App


Adoption Resources

Adoption Support Alliance  Charlotte based agency developed to support adopted children and adoptive parents with classes, support groups and counseling

Real Parents Real Children: Parenting the Adopted Child  by Holly Van Gulden and Lisa M. Bartels-Rabb

Far From The Tree by Robin Benway – an easy to read, young adult fiction that will give you valuable insight to the perspective of the adoptive and foster child

Family Bonding Activities

Table Topicconversation starters for dinner conversations


Mindfulness Resources

Mindful Schools online courses

Charlotte Center for Mindfulness 8 Week MBSR course


Meditation Apps



The Mindfulness App