Resources for Parents
How SEL and Mindfulness Can Work Together
Thegreatergood.com: April 7, 2015
When taught together, social-emotional learning and mindfulness can have even greater impact on both individuals and the world around us. Read more.
All Kids Are Our Kids: What Communities
Must Do to Raise Caring and Responsible Children and Adults
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1997
The author focuses on how to build developmental assets in young people, based on support, empowerment, boundaries, constructive use of time, commitment to learning, positive values, social competencies, and positive identity. Read more.
Emotionally Intelligent Parenting:
How to Raise a Self-Disciplined,
Responsible, Socially Skilled Child
New York: Three Rivers Press, 1999
Parents can learn how to communicate with children on a deeper, more gratifying level and support their child’s development in relating to others.
Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work
of Mindful Parenting
New York: Hyperion, 1997
The authors share how important the nurturing aspects of parenting are. They explain how moment-to-moment awareness can help parents slow down as they enrich their lives and nourish the internal lives of their children.
The Heart of Parenting: Raising an
Emotionally Intelligent Child
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997
The author describes how parents can use an effective five-step process to become “emotion coaches” and teach their children how to express and manage emotions throughout their lives.
How to Raise a Child with a High EQ: A Parents’ Guide to Emotional Intelligence
New York: HarperCollins, 1997
Parenting from the Inside Out
New York: Penguin, 2003
The authors present a practical model of parenting that shows parents the need to integrate childhood experiences and how they shape their own parenting style.
Parenting with Spirit:
30 Ways to Nurture Your Child’s Spirit and Enrich Your Family’s Life
New York: MJF Books, Fine Communications, 2004
The author presents, in practical detail, thirty tools to nurture children’s inner lives, regardless of specific religious beliefs.
Raising Emotionally Intelligent Teenagers
New York: Random House, 2000
The authors explain creative, caring, and constructive ways to parent adolescents during these crucial years.
Raising Resilient Children
New York: McGraw- Hill, 2001
The authors discuss the qualities that resilient children possess, and offer specific ideas and strategies to develop a resilient mindset.
The Secret Spiritual World of Children
Makawao, Hawaii: Inner Ocean, 2003
The author combines his background in spirituality, psychology, and education to help parents and teachers recognize and develop children’s spiritual capacities. He also helps adults remember their own childhood spiritual experiences.
Schools, Families, and Social and Emotional
Learning: Ideas and Tools for Working With Parents and Families
Chicago, Illinois: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Laboratory for Student Success
Available online at www.casel.org.
Taking Back Childhood: Helping Your Kids
Thrive in a Fast-Paced, Media-Saturated, Violence-Filled World
New York: Hudson Street Press, 2008
In the fast-paced, consumer-driven, achievement-oriented society we live in today, how can we help our children grow to their full potential as human beings? This groundbreaking guide will help all those who care about kids to navigate the social currents shaping—and, too often, harming—the lives of kids today, so we can restore childhood to the very best it can and should be.
Tough Times, Strong Children: Lessons from the Past for Your Child’s Future
New York: Hyperion, 2003
Combining his clinical experience with psychological and biological research, the author explains the process children go through in dealing with adversity, and how they are able to survive and thrive.