RECOMMENDED BOOKS

ALCOHOLISM/ADDICTION

It Will Never Happen To Me: Children of Alcoholics by Claudia Black, Ph.D, M.S.W. (2020)

Understanding Addiction and Recovery Through a Child’s Eyes: Hope, Help and Healing for Families by Jerry Moe (2007)

Courage to Change: One Day at a Time in Al-Anon II by Al-Anon Family Group Head Inc (2015)

From Survival to Recovery: Growing Up in an Alcoholic Home by Al-Anon Family Group Head Inc (1994)

Discovering Choices : Our Recovery in Relationships by Al-Anon Family Groups (2008)

Hope for Today by Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters (2020)

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous by Dr. Bob Smith and Bill Wilson (Mar 19, 2013)

Intimacy in Alcoholic Relationships A Collection of Al-Anon Personal Stories by Al-Anon Family Groups (2018)

CHILDREN’S BOOKS ON ADDICTION

Sunny’s Story  How to Save a Young Life by Penny Jones ( 2007)

The Addiction Monster and The Square Cat by Sheryl Letzgus McGinnis ( 2009)

The Children’s Place-At the Heart of Recovery by Jerry Moe and Ross Ziegler (1998)

I Know the World’s Worst Secret – A Child’s Book about living with an alcoholic parent by Doris Sanford (1988)

I Wish Daddy Didn’t Drink So Much by Judith Vigna (1998)

ADOPTION

Adoption Wisdom: A Guide to the Issues and Feelings of Adoption by Marlou Russell PhD (1996)

 

Koala Lou by Mem Fox (1988)

​CHILDREN’S BOOKS

A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza (1996)

Grandfather Twilight, Berger, Barbara (1984) 

A Lot of Otters by Barbara Berger (1997)

Stellaluna by Janel Cannon l (1993) 

Little Cloud by Eric Carle (1960)

Is Your Mama a Lama? by Deborah Guarino, (1989) 

Good Families Don’t by Robert Munsch ( 1991) 

A Child’s First Book of Play Therapy by Marc Nemiroff and Jane Annunziata (1999)

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn (2020) 

A Pocket Full of Kisses  byAudrey Penn (2006)

 

The Hurt by Teddi Doleski (1988) 

There is No Such Thing As A Dragon by Jack Kent (2009)

There’s A Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer (1992)

Alexander and the Horrible, Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Viorst, Judith (2012)

​Looks Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw (2009)

 

 

CHILDREN AND DIVORCE

Divorce Book for Parents by Vicki Lansky (2009)

How It Feels When Parents Divorce by Jill Krementz (1989)

The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce by Judith S. Wallerstein; Julia M. Lewis; Sandra Blakeslee (2007)

CHILDREN’S BOOKS ON DIVORCE

I Don't Want to Talk About It Paperback by Jeanie Franz Ransom  (2000)

Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families by Laurene Krasney Brown and Marc Brown (1986)

At Daddy’s on Saturday by Linda Girard (1988)

Where am I Sleeping Tonight? by Carol Gordon Ekster, - A Story of Divorce(2008)

It’s not Your Fault KoKo Bear by Vicki Lansky (2002)

Was it the Chocolate Pudding? by Sandra Levins (2005)

The Invisible String by Patrice Karst and Joanne Lew-Vriethoff  (2018) 

Two Homes by Claire Masurel and Kady MacDonald Denton  (2008)

 

Two Homes Filled with Love: A Story about Divorce and Separation by Steve Herman (2020)

​GRIEF AND LOSS/CHILDREN AND GRIEF

The Grief Recovery Handbook: A Step-by-Step Program for Moving Beyond Loss by John W. James and Frank Cherry (2009)

​​ Grief One Day at a Time: 365 Meditations to Help You Heal by Alan D. Wolfelt Ph.D (2016)

Guiding Your Child Through Grief by Mary Ann Emswiler, M.A., M.P.S. and James P. Emswiler, M.A., M.P.S. (2000)

​How It Feels When a Parent Dies by Jill Krementz (1983)

On Children and Death by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (1983)

​When Children Grieve by John W. James and Russell Friedman (2010)

CHILDREN’S BOOKS ON DEATH

Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children by Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen ( 2009)

​The Memory Box: A Book About Grief  by Joanna Rowland and Thea Baker (2017)

Gentle Willow: A Story for Children About Dying by Joyce C. Mills and Cary Pillo (Nov 2003)

​Badger’s Parting Gifts by Susan Varley (1984)

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages by Leo Buscaglia (1982)

MINDFULNESS

​ The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate by Susan Kaiser Greenland and Angela Brazil (2015)  

 

Mindful Games: Sharing Mindfulness and Meditation with Children, Teens, and Families by Susan Kaiser Greenland  (2016)

 

​The Mindful Therapist: A Clinician’s Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. (2010) 

The Whole Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Bryson, Ph.D (2012)

 

101 Relaxation Games for Children: Finding a Little Peace and Quiet In Between by Alison Bartl (2008 )

 

Growing Up Mindful: Essential Practices to Help Children, Teens, and Families Find Balance, Calm, and Resilience  by Christopher Willard (2016) 

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn (2006)

Mindfulness for Beginners by Jon Kabat-Zinn (2012)

​Sensational Meditation for Children Child-Friendly Meditation Techniques based on The Five Senses by Sarah Wood Valley (2008) Kindle

 

Mindful Kids: 50 Mindfulness Activities for Kindness, by Focus and Calm  (2017)

 

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN- RELAXATION AND MINDFULNESS

A Pebble for Your Pocket – Mindful Stories for Children and Grown-ups by Nhat Hanh, Thich (2011)

Listening to My Body:A guide to helping kids understand by Gabi Garcia /Ying Hui Tan (2017) 

 

​​The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness: How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day ( 2016)

Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda by Lauren Alderfer (2011)

Grandfather Twilight by Barbara Berger (1996)

A Lot of Otters by Barbara Berger (2000)

Starbright Meditations for Children by Maureen Garth (1991)

Each Breath a Smile by Thich Nhat Hanh (2002)

Peaceful Piggy Meditates by Kerry Lee MacLean (2004)

Moody Cow Meditates by Kerry Lee MacLean (2009)

A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles by Thich Nhat Hanh (2012)

​Sitting Still Like a Frog by Eline Snel (2013)

Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book: 75 Mindfulness Games for Kids

by Eline Snel and Marc Boutavant (2019)

CD’S, /DVD’S WEBSITES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

Ready… Set… Release!: Music and Relaxation Exercises for Children by Roger J.Klein PsyD, and Jeffrey S. Allen (1999) CD

 

​​Mindfulness for Beginners by ,Jon Kabat-Zinn (2012), Sounds True Publishers CD

Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book: 75 Mindfulness Games for Kids

by Eline Snel and Marc Boutavant (2019) Download 

 

Calm Meditation Sleep for Children and Adults

www.calm.com


Headspace: Meditation & Sleep - Mindfulness for kidshttps://www.headspace.com/meditation/kids?gclid=CjwKCAjwqeWKBhBFEiwABo_XBlMbeNZ1nIbX8QVmigCZnnXI8VZoeq4LI1jns2Tb9Q3LpOgJhBjhHhoCdSMQAvD_BwE 

The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting: Raising Children with Courage, Compassion, and Connection by Brene Brown - Audio Book

PARENTING

1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children ages 2-12 by Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D (2016)

​The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired  by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson ( 2020)

 

The Child With Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth by Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D. and Serena Wieder, Ph.D (1998)

The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up: Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder in the Adolescent and Young Adult Years (The Out-of-Sync Child Series) Part of: The Out-of-Sync Child Series (3 Books)  by Carol Kranowitz and Lucy Jane Miller (2016) 

​Positive Discipline A-Z: From Toddles to Teens-1001 Solutions to Everyday Parenting Problems by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D., Lynn Lott, M.A., M.F.C.C., and H. Stephen Glenn, Ph.D kindle

STEP PARENTING/BLENDED FAMILIES

Building Love Together in Blended Families: The 5 Love Languages and Becoming Stepfamily Smart  by Gary Chapman and Ron L Deal  (2020) 

​The Smart Stepfamily: Seven Steps to a Healthy Family by Ron L. Deal (Jan 1, 2013)

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PLAY THERAPY

Dibs In Search of Self by Virginia M. Axline (1991)

Play in Family Therapy  Second Edition by Eliana Gil and Matthew D. Selekman ( 2016)

Child-Centered Play Therapy by Rise VanFleet, Andrea E. Sywulak, Cynthia Caparosa Sniscak and Louise F. Guerney (2010)

Play Therapy by Virginia M. Axline (1981)

Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship by Garry Landreth (2012)

Theraplay: Helping Parents and Children Build Better Relationships Through Attachment-Based Play by Ann M. Jernberg and Phyllis B. Booth (2009)

​Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT): An Evidence-Based 10-Session Filial Therapy Model by Garry L. Landreth and Sue C. Bratton (2019)

 

2, 4, 6, 8 This Is How We Regulate: 75 Play Therapy Activities to Increase Mindfulness in Children by Tracy Turner-Bumberry ( 2018)

 

TRAUMA/ TRAUMA AND CHILDREN

​In An Unspoken Voice by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D (2012)

​​Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body  by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.(2008)

 

Psychological Trauma by Bessel A. van der Kolk, M. D. (1987)

​Too Scared To Cry: Psychic Trauma In Childhood by Lenore Terr ( 1992)

 

Trauma-Proofing Your Kids: A Parents’ Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience by Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline (2014)

Unchained Memories: True Stories of Traumatic Memories Lost and Found by Lenore Terr, M.D. (1995)

 

Summary and Analysis of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom By Rick Hanson  (2021)

 

What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing  by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry  (2021)

 

MISCELLANEOUS

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman (2012)

Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: And How You Can Make Yours Last by John Gottman, Ph.D (2012)

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown ( 2010)

​Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience By Brene Brown (2021)

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