Recommended Reading List

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Parenting Books

Good Inside by Becky Kennedy
Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen
Positive Discipline for Preschoolers by Jane Nelsen
Positive Discipline for Teenagers by Jane Nelsen
Raising A Secure Child by Kent Hoffman
Raising Kids with Big Baffling Behaviors by Robyn Gobbel
The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Siegel
No Drama Discipline by Daniel Siegel
The Yes Brain by Daniel Siegel
Brainstorm by Daniel Siegel
Playful Parenting by Lawrence Cohen
The Connected Child by Karyn Purvis
Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel
The Explosive Child by Ross Greene
The Parent Survival Guide by Theresa Kellam

Co-Parenting Books

Putting Children First by JoAnne Pedro-Carroll
Mindful Co-Parenting by Gaines and Morris
Co-Parenting Handbook by Karen Bonnell

Children’s Books

Emotional Literacy

The Way I Feel by Janan Cain
The Color Monster by Anna Llenas
In My Heart by Witek and Roussey
I Know What To Do: Thought Spot Emotions Chart


The Goodbye Book by Todd Parr
My Heart Will Stay by Jennifer Leroux
Gentle Willow by Joyce Mills
When Dinosaurs Die by Laurie Brown
The Endless Story by Melissa Kirchner
The Invisible String by Patrice Karst
Something Very Sad Happened by Bonnie Zucker


When Something Terrible Happens by Marge Heegaard
A Terrible Thing Happened by Margaret Holmes


Worry Says What by Allison Edwards
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
I Don’t Want to Talk About It by Jeanie Franz Ransom
Ruby Finds A Worry by Tom Percival
Wilma Jean Worry Machine by Julia Cook
Help Your Dragon Deal with Anxiety by Steve Herman
Don’t Feed the Worry Bug by Andi Green


My Family’s Changing by Pat Thomas
Two Homes by Claire Masurel
Divorce Is Not the End of the World: Zoe’s and Evan’s Coping Guide for Kids by Zoe and Evan Stern
When Mom and Dad Separate by Marge Heegaard
When My Parents Forgot How to be Friends by Jennifer Moore Mallinos
The Family Book by Todd Parr
When Dinosaurs Divorce by Laurie Brown

Body Safety

I SAID NO By Zack and Kimberly King
It’s MY Body by Lory Britain
It’s My Body by Louise Spilsbury
My Body! What I Say Goes! by Jayneen Sanders


Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall
Neither by Airlie Anderson

Other Topics

What Do You Do With A Problem by Kobi Yamaha
What Do You Do With An Idea by Kobi Yamaha
I Am Human by Susan Verde
Teach Your Dragon About Diversity by Steve Herman
Don’t Go To Sleep by Megan Bayles Bartley

Books for Sex Education

Wait, What? by Heather Corinna
S.E.X. by Heather Corinna
From Diapers to Dating by Reverend Debra W. Heffner
It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
Puberty is Gross but Also Really Awesome by Gina Loveless
You-ology: A Puberty Guide for Every Body by Melisa Holmes


Anger management Workbook for Kids by Samantha Snowden
Be Brave: An Activity Book for Young People Who Sometimes Feel Scared or Afraid by Sharie Coombes
What To Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming OCD by Dawn Hueber PhD
What To Do When You Worry Too Much A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety by Dawn Hueber PhD
No Worries An Activity Book for Young People Who Sometimes Feel Anxious or Stressed by Sharie Coombes
My Mixed Emotions: Help Your Kids Handle Their Feelings by Maureen Healy
Me and My Feelings by Vanessa Green Allen

Adult Books on Trauma

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk
Trauma Stewardship by Laura Van Dernoot Lipskey

Adult Books on Addiction

The New Codependency by Melody Beattie
Addict in the Family by Beverly Conyers
Love First by Jeff and Debra Jay

Books for Couples

Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman
The Relationship Cure by John Gottman
Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel
The State of Affairs by Esther Perel
Hold Me Tight by Susan Johnson

Books for Professionals

Creative Family Therapy Techniques by Liana Lowenstein
Creative Interventions for Troubled Children and Youth by Liana Lowenstein
Creative Interventions for Children of Divorce by Liana Lowenstein
Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents and Families by Liana Lowenstein
Creative CBT Interventions for Children with Anxiety by Liana Lowenstein
More Creative Interventions for Trouble Children and Youth by Liana Lowenstein
Techniques Techniques Techniques by Sueann Kenney-Noziska
Play Therapy Engaging and Powerful Techniques for the Treatment of Childhood Disorders by Clair Mellenthin
Paper Dolls and Paper Airplanes by Geraldine Crisci
Child Centered Play Therapy by Rise VanFleet
101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques by Heidi Kaduson

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