Positive Parenting books

Choice Theory by William Glasser

UnHappy Teenagers by William Glasser

Heroic Parenting by Dr. Brad Reedy

Screamfree Parenting by Hal Runkel

The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene

Raising a Secure Child by Kent Hoffman, Glenn Cooper and Bert Powell

Positive Parenting by Rebecca Eanes

Gentle Discipline by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Drop the Worry Ball  by Alex Russell and Tim Falconer

The Available Parent Dr. John Duffy

Beyond Consequences, Logic and Control by Heather T. Forbes

Help for Billy by Heather T. Forbes

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids by Dr. Laura Marham

Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings by Dr. Laura Marham

No Drama Discipline by Dan Siegel

Parenting from the Inside Out by Dan Seigel

How to Talk so Kids will Listen by Joanna Farber

Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne and Lisa M. Ross

NurtureShock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman






Books on understanding the effects of Trauma

Forward Facing Trauma by Dr. Eric Gentry

Anxiety Mapping for Kids by Kim Keenan

The Body Keeps the Score by Dr. Bessel Vanderkolk

Getting Past your Past by Francine Shipiro

It Didn’t Start with You By Mark Wolynn

Aware by Dan Siegel

The Whole Brained Child by Dan Siegel

The Boy Who was Raised as a Dog by Dr. Bruce Perry

Healing from Trauma by  Jasmine Lee Cori

Childhood Disrupted by Donna Jackson Nakazawa

The Connected Child by Dr. Karyn Purvis

The Emotionally Absent Mother by  Jasmin Lee Cori

Tapping In by Dr. Laurel Parnell






Games are a great way to connect with your kids. If you have a lot of sibling rivalry I would recommend cooperative games. Cooperative games are where everyone works together to win the game. My family loves to play board and card games, so these recommendations are based on games I’ve played and can vouch that they are fun cooperative games.

Any of the Unlock! Games by Asmodee ages 10+

Fuse by Renegade Game Studios ages 10+

Forbidden Island by Gamewright ages 10+

Lord of the Rings by Fantasy Flight Games ages 10+

Dixit by Asmodee ages 8+

Engineering Ants by Peaceable Kingdom, ages 5+

Dinosaur Escape by Peaceable Kingdom, ages 4+