Parent Book List

Parent Book List

Our Top 6 Book List For Parents

1.Siegel, Daniel J., Bryson, Tina P. No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind. New York: Bantam Books, 2014.

No-Drama Discipline is a great book for parents seeking information about the challenging issue of discipline. The authors provide research based information to parents about child brain development and ways to use discipline in a love and empathic way that is effective in dealing with tantrums and misbehaviors. Parents will find insights and techniques to assist children during a meltdown and other challenging behaviors.


  1. Siegel, Daniel J. Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2013.

Brainstorm is an informative book for parents who want to have a better understand about the reasons behind their teenagers’ behaviors and the process of adolescence. Daniel Siegel draws important new research from the field of interpersonal neurobiology to explain how the brain functions can improve the lives of teenagers and their relationship with family and friends. It’s a great book for parents wanting to understand the teenagers mind.


  1. Siegel, Daniel J.,Hartzell, Mary. Parenting from the Inside Out: How to Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive.Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2003.

The Parenting from Inside Out book discusses how our childhood experiences shape the way we parent. Based on new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, this book explains how interpersonal relationship affects the development of the brain. It offers parents an opportunity to have a deeper understanding of their own life experiences which will help them to cultivate a strong relationship with their children and to assist them in raising resilient children.


  1. Val-Essen, Ilene. Bring Out the Best in Your Child and Your Self: Creating a Family Based on Mutual Respect. California: Quality Parenting, 2010.

Illene Val-Essen, a parent educator and well know psychotherapist, draws information from the field of psychosynthesis to develop the Three Steps Process to assist parents to learn to become calm and centered and to create a family that cultivates mutual respect. The book provides examples and interventions to help parents to develop parenting skills that will assist with the process of teaching children to become more cooperative, independent and responsible.


  1. Foxman, Paul. The Worried Child: Recognizing Anxiety in Children and Helping Them Heal.California: Hunter Houses, 2004.

The Worried Child is an informative book about anxiety in children. Paul Foxman is a psychotherapist and director of the Center for Anxiety Disorder in Vermont. He provides answers and suggestions to parents regarding anxiety disorders, the role of parents, schools and society contributing to children’s anxiety. The book presents a chapter about anxiety treatment and alternative therapies.


  1. Vo, Dzung X. The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills to Help You Handle Stress One Moment at a Time. California: New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 2015.

The Mindful Teen is a book written for teenagers. It offers mindfulness-based techniques in a clear and friendly way to help teenagers manage stress and deal with stressful situations. The author provides explanations and daily life examples that can resonance with teenagers. This book provides a resources page with online information where teenagers can find apps, websites, books and other resources.