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Parenting Resources

There are countless books, articles, magazines, podcasts, conferences, classes, courses and websites that are related to parenting.  It can feel overwhelming and often the advice is conflicting.   I am going to share some resources I have found most helpful on my parenting journey and with working with other parents.  


I parent from the new paradigm of understanding our children's (and our own) behaviour from a neuro science perspective.  I believe that parenting/caring for children and young people is an opportunity for our own healing and growth, as well as theirs.  I emphasise that the only real parenting tool is our relationship with our children/young people.  And all relationships start with ourselves.  I advocate for deep self learning and awareness, which then can inform how we parent.  I do not use or endorse rewards and punishments.  It is my hope is to raise an empowered, Self centered (yes I think being centered in ourselves is crucial), loving, compassionate, open and joyful young person who can navigate and grow through the challenges they will face.

These lists are not exhaustive, but they are a great place to start.

I have a separate page of resources specifically for parents/carers of Autistic children and teens titled Autistic Resources.  Click here for

Helpful Websites



Dr Mona Delahooke: Reframing Behaviour, Building Joyful Relationships

Mona speaks of the paradigm shift on various podcasts so you can start to understand without reading the books

Dr Ross Greene, The Explosive Child book and Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), “Kids do well when they can.”       and

Dr Stuart Shanker, Self Regulation, “ See a child differently, see a different child.”

Peaceful Parenting with Sarah Rosensweet

Peaceful Parenting Podcast

The Reconnected: A New Paradigm of Parenting

Forward Together Parenting

Peaceful Parenting Happy Kids with Dr Laura Markham

Janet Lansbury Elevating Childcare (No Bad Kids Mastercourse)

Unruffled podcast with Janet Lansbury,

Tilt Parenting Podcast

Podcast for Parents of Differently Wired Kids

Kelly Mahler

Great resources from OT on Interoception and Alexithymia

Not An Autism Mom Book Club.  Hundreds of books listed by Category.  Great resource

Non Fiction Books:

Brain Body Parenting : How to Stop Managing Behaviour and Start Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids by Mona Delahooke, PhD

Beyond Behaviours: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children's Behavioral Challenges by Mona Delahooke, PhD

Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason by Alfie Kohn

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children by Ross W. Greene, PhD

Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids: 7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict Into Co-operation by Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson (students of Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD) 

Help Your Child Deal with Stress and Thrive: The transformative power of Self-Reg by Dr Stuart Shanker with Teresa Barker

The Self Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives by William Stixrud PhD and New Johnson

The Whole Brain Child: 12 Proven Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Dr Daniel J. Siegel and Dr Tina Payne Bryson

The Power of Showing Up: How parental presence shapes who our kids become and how their brains get wired by Dr Daniel J Siegel and Dr Tina Payne Bryson

No Drama Discipline: The Whole Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Brain by Dr Daniel J Siegel and Dr Tina Payne Bryson

Playful Parenting by Lawrence J Cohen, PhD

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