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Parenting Toolkit

Positive Reinforcement: Click Here

Signs your Kids are Hard on Themselves: Click Here

Attachment Parenting: Click Here

Why Do We Lose Control of Our Emotions?: Click Here

What is Aggressive Behavior? What can you DO?: Click Here

Why Do We Get Angry?: Click Here

Self Control for Kids: Click Here

Rainbow Breath Singalong: Click Here

A Little Spot of Frustration By Diane Alber: Click Here

How to Make Calm Down Jars: Click Here

Articles for Parents:

Lying and Stealing by Dr. Marlo Archer

Ten Favorite Parenting Techniques by Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S

Children and Tantrums: Why They Do It, How To Get Through It by Katrinca Ford

To Choose or Not To Choose: Teaching Children Choices by Mark D. Ratta, MA., MBA, P.C.

The Power of Fear by Sandi Schwartz, MA

Setting the Stage for Better Sleep: Parent and Baby by Chai Benson

Playing with Little Ones by Marty Layne

Parent-Led Play vs. Child-Led Play: Which is Better for Young Children? by M.E. Picher, MA

Parenting with Brains by Jennifer Kolari, MSW., RSW

What is a Family by Linda Goldman

How Bereaved Children Think, Feel, and Behave, and What Adults Can Do to Help By Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S

Tips for Explaining Death to Children By Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S

Helping Your Children through Separation and Divorce By Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S

Explaining Separation/Divorce to Children By Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S

Picky Eaters by Linda Chapman

Six Ways to Help Your Child Develop Better Friendships by Charlotte Reznick

Common Sources of Behavioral Problems in Children by Brenna Hicks

Keeping Children Safe from Abuse by Connie Hammer

The Heart of Discipline by Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D.

How to Play with Your Child by Tammi Van Hollander

Should you let your kid win? by Sara Dimerman

Managing Anger (Before it Manages You!) by Tammy Fletcher, LMFT

How to Help My Child with ADHD by Dr. Gary G. Brannigan and Dr. Howard Margolis

How to Help My Anxious Child by Leanne Matlow

“No, Because I Said So” From “An Allowance is Not a Bribe” by Allan M. Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT-S

Helping Children When a Family Member Has a Life-Threatening Illness by Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S and Brianne Thompson

How to Help Grieving Children by Fran King B.A., B.Ed, C.B.E., C.G.T.

Cocooning™ With Your Newly Adopted Child by Patti M. Zordich, Ph.D.

The Three Questions Your Teens Should Ask Before Dating by Elsbeth Martindale, PsyD

Developing Healthy Self-Esteem in Your Child by Sara Dimerman.

Reframing Children’s Behaviors by Caelan Kuban, LMSW

To Consider the Eulogy that Will Be Spoken at Our Funeral by Dr. Robert Brooks

What is Selective Mutism? by Carolyn Nelson, LCSW-C, RPT

Negative Self Talk by Julianne Neely and Abbie Kelley

Developing Academic Potential From “An Allowance is Not a Bribe” by Allan M. Gonsher, LSCSW, RPT-S

Help Your Child Sleep Alone: The SnoozeEazy Program for Bedtime Fears by David D. O’Grady

How To Stay In The Play With Little Ones by Lynne Kenney, PsyD

27 Ways to Express Love To Your Young Child by Lynn Louise Wonders

My Son is My Greatest Teacher by Marcy White

The Healing Power of Family Play by Charlotte Reznick

Tips for Managing Anger in Children by Liana Lowenstein

Improving Success in Therapy by Kim Peterson

Tips for Teaching Safety Skills to Your Child By Liana Lowenstein.

Talking With Children About Suicide Death By Susan Coale, LCSW-C and Sarah Montgomery, LCSW-C

Staying Connected As a Family By Kim Peterson

10 Things Not to Say to Your Kids: By Brenna Hicks.

When Your Child Doesn’t Fit In by Marlo Archer

Post Partum Anxiety by Sara Dimerman

Preparing Children for Funerals and Memorials by Michelle Methven & Andrea Warnick

Television: Teacher, Trouble Maker, or Tool???? by Karen Eble, Certified Parenting Educator

Your Kids Want to Talk to You By Marlo Archer.

5 Best Practices for Maximizing Your Wellbeing and Success By Eileen Chadnick.

When They All Look Alike: ADHD, Anxiety, & SPD By Cary M. Hamilton and Sarah Mora

Parent-Teen Arguments by Dr. Marlo Archer

The 30-Day Blackout by Stacy Jagger, LMFT, RPT

Books for Parents:

Parenting the Strong-Willed Child: The Clinically Proven Five-Week Program for Parents of Two- to Six-Year-Olds: Click Here

How to Behave So Your Children Will, Too!: Click Here

How to Raise a Child with a High EQ: A Parents' Guide to Emotional Intelligence: Click Here

How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk: Click Here

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What is Adoption?: Just For Kids Book Click Here

10 Parenting Skills An Adoptee Wants Parents to Know: Click Here

How to Build Trust with Your Adopted Child: Click Here

How to Discipline a Foster Child Adopted Parenting Skills: Click Here

What is the difference between Shame and Guilt in Adoption: Click Here

Attachment-Focused Parenting Class: Click Here

How to Parent a Child with Attachment Trauma: Click Here

Parents Seeking Hope, Peace and Harmony for Parenting a Foster or Adopted Child: Click Here


Bowlby, John: A Secure Base: Parent-Child Attachment and Healthy Human Development (1988)

Brodzinsky, David: Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self (1993)

Eldridge, Sherrie: Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew (2015)

Eldridge, Sherrie: Twenty Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed (2009)

Fessler, Ann: The Girls Who Went Away (2001)

Forbes, H. & B.: Post Beyond Logic, Consequences, and Control: A Love-Based Approach to Helping Attachment-Challenged Children with Severe Behaviors (2006)

Verrier, Nancy: The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child (2003)

Verrier, Nancy: Coming Home to Self: Healing the Primal Wound (2010)

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