HOW TO BE BRAINWISE: THE PROVEN METHOD FOR MAKING SMART CHOICES
BY: Patricia Gorman Barry, Ph.D.
Brainwise is a curriculum centered around current brain research and resiliency training for adults and children alike. It's a very quick and easy to apply to daily life handbook. This is the problem-solving skills curriculum that is being taught school-wide this year.
Sparks: How Parents Can Help Ignite the Hidden Strengths of Teenagers
By: Peter L. Benson, Ph.D.
In this practical book, Dr. Peter Benson, a leading authority on childhood and adolescence, describes a simple yet powerful plan for awakening the spark that lives inside each and every young person. Sparks—when illuminated and nurtured—give young people joy, energy, and direction. They have the power to change a young person’s life from one of “surviving” to “thriving.” Grounded in new research with thousands of teenagers and parents, Sparks offers a step-by-step approach to helping teenagers discover their unique gifts, and works for all families, no matter their economic status, parenting situation, or ethnic background.
THE WHOLE BRAIN CHILD: 12 REVOLUTIONARY STRATEGIES TO NURTURE YOUR CHILD'S DEVELOPING MIND, SURVIVE EVERYDAY PARENTING STRUGGLES AND HELP YOUR FAMILY THRIVE
by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.
Boy, Oh Boy! This book changed the way I parent! I was struggling with discipline vs. happy children and this book saved me! I knew there had to be an in-between and this was it for me. I've often heard the saying "Kids.....they don't come with an instruction manual!" If you, too, have struggled with the daily struggles of being a parent then read this book. It is an easy read with very practical strategies!