Anya's Favorite Books For Parents

Listen: Five Simple Tools To Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges by Patty Wipfler and Tosha Schore

Listen: Five Simple Tools To Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges

Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves by Naomi Aldort

Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves

by Naomi Aldort

Naomi’s techniques for getting past our own triggers and helping our children through theirs is different and refreshing.  This book is a how-to manual, and different from any other parenting book I’m familiar with.  It’s a must read.

Raising Your Spirited Child Workbook by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Raising Your Spirited Child Workbook

by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Mary Sheedy Kurcinka’s book is full of insights, emotional support and proven strategies for dealing with spirited children. The key word that distinguishes spirited children from other children is “more” — more intense, more persistent, more sensitive and more uncomfortable with change.  This book is helpful for all parents because every child is “more” in one way or another!

Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles: Winning for a Lifetime by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles: Winning for a Lifetime

by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Power struggles keep us from connecting, which will get in the way of talking about sex and relationships.  This is a crucial parenting topic: coping with the everyday challenges of disciplining your child, while understanding the issues behind his or her behavior. Kurcinka views these conflicts as rich opportunities to teach your child essential life skills, like how to deal with strong emotions and problem solve. This book will help you identify the trigger situations that set off these struggles and get to the root of the emotions and needs present for both you and your child.

The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively by Gary D. Chapman

The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively

by Gary D. Chapman

Discover the 5 love languages, and start using them at home!  We all love our kids, but our kids don’t all feel loved.  We can better reach them using their love language, and we can be mindful to never use their love language in a punishing way.  These pages contain dozens of tips for practical ways to speak your child’s love language.  By strengthening your relationship with your child, it will be much easier to openly communicate about sex and relationships.

Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood

by Lisa Damour

My clients have found this book helpful.  Dr. Damour draws on decades of experience and the latest research to reveal the seven distinct—and absolutely normal—developmental transitions that turn girls into grown-ups, including Parting with Childhood, Contending with Adult Authority, Entering the Romantic World, and Caring for Herself. Providing realistic scenarios and welcome advice on how to engage daughters in smart, constructive ways, Untangled will give you a broad framework for understanding your daughter while addressing her questions.

The Five Minute Journal: A Happier You in 5 Minutes a Day by Intelligent Change

The Five Minute Journal: A Happier You in 5 Minutes a Day

by Intelligent Change

What parent doesn’t need a quick reflection and reset to help us move towards mindfulness and positive change, rather than stay stuck in habits that don’t serve?  Here’s my top recommendation.  Using the science of positive psychology to improve happiness, The Five Minute Journal focuses your attention on the good in your life, so you can cultivate gratitude. It changes how you feel, alters the actions you take, and therefore the results you will create. With a simple structured format that takes just 5 minutes, The Five Minute Journal is simple, quick, and effective.

Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye: A Do-It-Yourself Mouth Care System for Healthy, Clean Gums and Teeth

by Ellie Phillips DDS

This one’s a surprise, I know, but seriously, this book is a revelation.  Did you know we can heal a cavity?  We don’t have to drill and fill!  Because once you start drilling, you’re on a totally different path, one of managing infection, rather than preventing it.  My dentists never explained the issues this way or made these recommendations – and they make so much sense!  Personally, I’ve followed all the ADA recommendations, with less than stellar results.  Here are the missing pieces.  In the States, 75% of high-school kids have cavities…but in Finland, 75% of high-schoolers have perfect teeth.  Let’s start doing what they’re doing!

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