Here are resources on family life I have found both insightful and inspiring.
Clients can borrow most titles from the “Peaceful Parenting NJ” library.
Keeping Your Child in Mind: Overcoming Defiance, Tantrums, and Other Everyday Behavior Problems by Seeing the World through Your Child’s Eyes (2011) by Claudia M. Gold, M.D.
The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children (2012) by Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D.
Touchpoints: Your Child’s Emotional and Behavioral Development (2006) by T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk (2012) by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Siblings Without Rivalry (2012) by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
The Magic Years: Understanding and Handling the Problems of Early Childhood (1996) by Selma H. Fraiberg
Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive (2004) by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. & Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.
Operating Instructions (2005) by Anne Lamott
Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression (2006) by Brooke Shields
Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys (2000) by Dan Kindlon, Ph.D. & Michael Thompson, Ph.D.
Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting (1998) by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn
The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience (2007) by Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D.
The Happiest Toddler on the Block: How to Eliminate Tantrums and Raise a Patient, Respectful, and Cooperative One- to Four-Year-Old (2008) by Harvey Karp, M.D.
Great Kids: Helping Your Baby and Child Develop the Ten Essential Qualities for a Healthy, Happy Life (2007) by Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D.
Playful Parenting (2002) by Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D.
Roots of Empathy: Changing the World Child by Child (2000)
The Pressured Child (2005) by Michael Thompson, Ph.D. with Teresa Barker