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Resources for Families, Parents, & Adolescents

Parenting can be tough! It helps to have some additional tools on your tool belt. Some of these resources may help you look at the parent-child dynamic through an all new lens. Below, you'll find parenting books for a variety of needs that offer insight into development, adolescence, behavior, and trauma.

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Severe Childhood Trauma:

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The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog by Bruce Perry

This book looks through the lens of developmental psychology to breakdown and examine the effect that trauma can have on a child, how PTSD impacts the developing mind, and the path to recovery through a series of case studies and reflections. This book does not constitute therapeutic advice, but rather asks the reader to reflect on the true cause of difficult behavior.

Attachment & Parent Style:

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Parenting From the Inside-Out by Dan Siegel

Parenting from The Inside Out explores the extent to which our childhood profoundly impact the way we parent our children. Based in neurobiology and attachment research, the authors explain how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain, and offer parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories, which will help them raise compassionate and resilient children.

Early Childhood Development:

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The Whole Brain Child by Dan Siegel

The Whole-Brain Child offers a new approach to parenting through 12 strategies aimed at fostering healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children.       



Brainstorm by Dan Siegel

Adolescence is marked by significant brain changes that can be challenging to both parents and teens. Brainstorm targets a number of commonly held myths about adolescence and offers a shift in perspective towards learning vital skills to navigate the world around us utilizing research from attachment and neurobiology. 

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