Listen: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges by Patty Wipfler and Tosha Shore, M.A.

How to Talk so Kids will Listen & Listen so Kids will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

How to Talk so Teens will Listen & Listen so Teens will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel, MD, and Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting by John Gotttman, PhD

Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents) by Eline Snel


Parenting and Adoption:

​Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self by David Brodzinsky, PhD, Marshall Schechter, MD, & Robin Marantz Henig

The Connected Child by Karen Purvis, Ph.D., David Cross, PhD, and Wendy Lyons Sunshine

Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control by Heather Forbes, LCSW

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge

Inside Transracial Adoption by Beth Hall and Gail Steinberg

​https://www.pactadopt.org/adoptive/services/education/books.html​      PACT PROVIDES A LIST OF RECOMMENDED BOOKS ABOUT RACE, ADOPTION, AND FAMILY FOR CHILDREN, TEENS, AND ADULTS

https://www.pactadopt.org/adoptive/services/education/pact_camp.html  PACT HOSTS AN ANNUAL FAMILY CAMP FOR ADOPTED CHILDREN OF COLOR AND THEIR FAMILIES


Inner Relationship Focusing:   

http://focusingresources.com/our-library/   (Sign up for a free 5-day e-course)

Focusing with Children: The art of communicating with children at school and at home by Marta Stapert and Erik Verliefde

The Power of Focusing: A Practical Guide to Emotional Self-Healing by Ann Weiser Cornell, PhD

Presence: A Guide to Transforming Your Most Challenging Emotions by Ann Weiser Cornell, PhD

Filial Therapy:


A Parent's Handbook of Filial Therapy by Rise VanFleet, PhD​

Parenting: A Skills Training Manual by Louise Guerney, PhD



​​​​Vibrant Life Therapy

Rebekah Patrick, LMFT, LCPC 


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