Resources

The books, listserves, and websites recommended here are either resources I have personally relied on and learned from or that come highly recommended by other parents whose opinions I trust. (Note: If you purchase a book from Amazon through a link on this page, I will receive a small commission.)

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This is a work in progress; new recommendations will continue to be added, so check back from time to time.

 

Recommended Books on Attachment, Parenting, Trauma, Health, and Wellness

Almost Autism: Recovering Children from Sensory Processing Disorder: A Reference for Parents and Practitioners by Maria Rickert Hong

 

The Autism Revolution: Whole-Body Strategies for Making Life All it Can Be by Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D.

 

Beyond Consequences Logic and Control: A Love-Based Approach to Helping Attachment-Challenged Children With Severe Behaviors by Bryan Post and Heather Forbes

 

Beyond Consequences Logic and Control Volume 2 by Heather Forbes

 

The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton, Ph.D.

 

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk

 

The Boy Who was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook: What Traumatized Children Can Teach us About Love, Loss & Healing by Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D., and Maia Szalavitz

 

The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge, M.D.

 

Building the Bonds of Attachment by Daniel Hughes

 

A Compromised Generation: The Epidemic of Chronic Illnesses in America’s Children by Beth Lambert

 

Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids: 8 Principles for Raising Kids You’ll Love to Live With by Bonnie Harris

 

Cure your Child with Food: The Hidden Connection Between Nutrition and Childhood Ailments by Kelly Dorfman

 

Dying to be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing by Anita Moorjani

 

Energy Medicine: Balancing Your Body’s Energies for Optimal Health, Joy, and Vitality by Donna Eden

 

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children
by Ross Green, PhD

 

Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia
by Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride

 

Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders by Kenneth Bock, M.D. and Cameron Stauth

 

Help for Billy: A Beyond Consequences Approach to Helping Challenging Children in the Classroom by Heather Forbes

 

Kids Beyond Limits:  The Anat Baniel Method for Awakening the Brain and Transforming the Life of Your Child With Special Needs by Anat Baniel

 

Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear Driven Brain by Sebern F. Fisher

 

No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Dr. Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

 

Nutrient Power: Heal Your Biochemistry and Heal Your Brain by Dr. William Walsh

 

Our FAScinating Journey: Keys to Brain Potential Along the Path of Prenatal Brain Injury by Jodee Kulp

 

Out of Control: Why Disciplining Your Child Doesn’t Work…And What Does by Dr. Shefali Tsabary

 

Playful Parenting by Lawrence J. Cohen

 

The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation by Stephen Porges

 

Rage Free Kids: Homeopathic Medicine for Defiant, Aggressive and Violent Children by Judith Reichenberg-Ullman, N.D., L.C.S.W. and Robert Ullman N.D.

 

Reflexes, Learning And Behavior: A Window into the Child’s Mind : A Non-Invasive Approach to Solving Learning & Behavior Problems
by Sally Goddard

 

Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It by Dr. Gabor Mate

 

The Solution~Homeoprophylaxis: The Vaccine Alternative A Parents Guide to Educating Your Child’s Immune System by Kate Birch and Cilla Whatcott

 

Stress Relief for Struggling Parents: Using EFT to Help You Become the Parent You Long to Be by Alison Morris

 

Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn

 

Unhealthy Truth: One Mother’s Shocking Investigation into the Dangers of America’s Food Supply– and What Every Family Can Do to Protect Itself by Robyn O’Brien

Vibrational Healing for Autism: AKA Awesome Kids by Tami Duncan

 

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences by Peter Levine

 

When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection by Dr. Gabor Mate

 

When the Brain Can’t Hear: Unraveling the Mystery of Auditory Processing Disorder by Teri James Bellis, PhD

 

When Your Kids Push Your Buttons and What You Can Do About It by Bonnie Harris (Connective Parenting)

 

Recommended Books on Spirituality and Healing

Discovering Your Soul Signature: A 33-Day Path to Purpose, Passion, and Joy by Panache Desai

 

Dying to be Me: My Journey From Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing by Anita Moorjani

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

 

Recommended Listserves

DailyParentingReflections is a listserve dedicated to supporting parents in the implementation of the Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control paradigm of therapeutic parenting.  DailyParentingReflections-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

NeuroConnections is a listserve of parents, caregivers, individuals and professionals who share information, concerns, successes, and trials related to recovering children from a broad range of diagnoses with a focus on Neurological Reorganization, Neurofeedback, and biomedical approaches to healing.  neuroconnections-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Attach China is a list for parents who have adopted children from China & other countries who are experiencing attachment & trauma issues, including sleep problems, severe separation anxiety, severe temper tantrums, oppositional behavior, etc.  You will be sent a questionnaire that must be answered before your subscription request will be approved.  attach-china-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

**If you have listserves or books that you’d like to have included as a Recommended Resource, please email fullpotentialparenting@gmail.com

 

Recommended Websites

Heather Forbes: Beyond Consequences Institute

Ross Green: Center for Collaborative Problemsolving

Bonnie Harris: Connective Parenting

Bruce Perry: Child Trauma Academy

Bryan Post: Post Institute

Dan Siegel: Dr. Dan Siegel

Bessel van der Kolk: Trauma Center at JRI

Peter Levine: Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute

Helene Timpone

Attachment & Trauma Network

Epidemic Answers

Hand in Hand Parenting

National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine

The Center for Nonviolent Communication

Healing Resources

Autism Research Institute

Talk About Curing Autism