I highly recommend educating yourself on conscious parenting yet I do believe that you are the expert on your own child. We are all doing the best we can with the resources we are aware of or have access to.  When you are calm, nurtured and present, you will be better able to connect to your wise, loving self and respond best to meet your child’s needs in that moment. How you make sense of your upbringing is a significant predictor of your child’s well-being. Parenting is a journey where your children will trigger your insecurities, your worst unhealed self, or they can inspire your brilliance, your best, connected self. Your conscious level of awareness makes all the difference. Take wonderful care of yourself and trust the process. Here are some of my favorite resources on parenting:


How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Mazlish

Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman

Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children

by Thomas Gordon

STOP, THINK, ENGAGE: Rethinking Child Discipline – methods that work by Dr. Anna Martin

Parenting For A Peaceful World by Robin Grille

Raising Drug-Free Kids: 100 Tips for Parents By Aletha Solter

Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves by Naomi Aldort

The Whole-Brain Child:  12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive by Dan Siegel and Tina Bryson

The Yes Brain by Dan Siegel and Tina Bryson

No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Dan Siegel and Tina Bryson

Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive by Dan Siegel and Mary Hartzell

The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children
by Shefali Tsabary

Playful Parenting: An Exciting New Approach to Raising Children That Will Help You Nurture Close Connections, Solve Behavior Problems, and Encourage Confidence by Lawrence J. Cohen

Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers
By Gordon Neufeld, Gabor Mate M.D.

Between Parent and Teenager By Haim G. Ginott

For Parents and Teenagers: Dissolving the Barrier Between You and Your Teen by William Glasser

Beyond ConsequencesLogic, and Control by Heather T Forbes

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

Trauma-Proofing Your Kids: A Parents’ Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy, and Resilience by Peter A. Levine, Maggie Kline


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