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No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind

by Dr. Daniel Siegel
Highlighting the fascinating link between a child’s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, No-Drama Discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears—without causing a scene.

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The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind

by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
This book provides 12 strategies to promote healthy brain development and help integrate our children’s right brain (emotional) and left brain (logic). It teaches parents how to connect with their children when emotions are high and then practice with their children a different, healthier way to process those difficult feelings.

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The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child

by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
In The Yes Brain, the authors give parents skills, scripts, and activities to bring kids of all ages into the beneficial “yes” state.

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Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

by Daniel J. Siegel MD

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Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive

by Daniel J. Siegel and Mary Hartzell
Drawing on stunning new findings 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.

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The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family

by Karyn B. Purvis, David R. Cross, Wendy Lyons Sunshine
The Connected Child, co-authored by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross, has helped countless adoptive and foster parents better connect with their children as they seek to love and care for them in a way that honors God.

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Anatomy of the Soul: Surprising Connections between Neuroscience and Spiritual Practices That Can Transform Your Life and Relationships

by Curt Thompson
Integrating new findings in neuroscience and attachment with Christian spirituality, Dr. Thompson reveals how it is possible to rewire your mind, altering your brain patterns and literally making you more like the person God intended you to be.

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Parenting Is Your Highest Calling: And Eight Other Myths That Trap Us In Worry and Guilt

by Leslie Leyland Fields
In this provocative book, author Leslie Leyland Fields explores with refreshing honesty the myths that can lead to unrealistic expectations and distract us from God’s purposes for our children and for us.

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Nurturing Adoptions: Creating Resilience after Neglect and Trauma

by Leslie Leyland Fields
This book will be an invaluable resource for professionals working with adoptive families and will support them in nurturing positive family relationships and resilient, happy children. It is ideal as a child welfare text or reference book and will also be of interest to parents.

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Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Families

by Jayne Schooler, Betsy Keefer Smalley, Timothy Callahan
Wounded Children Healing Homes addresses the reality of unmet expectations and offers validation and solutions for the challenges of parenting deeply traumatized children.

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The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder

by Carol Kranowitz
Carol Kranowitz’s The Out-of-Sync Child broke new ground by identifying Sensory Processing Disorder, a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. This newly revised edition features additional information from recent research on vision and hearing deficits, motor skill problems, nutrition and picky eaters, ADHA, autism, and other related disorders.

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Safe House: How Emotional Safety Is the Key to Raising Kids Who Live, Love, and Lead Well

by Joshua Straub
Emotional safety—more than any other factor—is scientifically linked to raising kids who live, love, and lead well. Learn how to use emotional safety as a foundation from which you parent—and make a cultural impact that could change the world!

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Discipline That Connects With Your Child's Heart: Building Faith, Wisdom, and Character in the Messes of Daily Life

by Jim Jackson
Did you know that the way we deal (or don't deal) with our kids' misbehavior shapes their beliefs about themselves, the world, and God? Therefore it's vital to connect with their hearts--not just their minds--amid the daily behavior battles.

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by Cindy Lee

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by Joann Deak

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by Sarah Naish, Rosie Jefferies, Amy Farrell

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by Sarah Naish, Rosie Jefferies, Amy Farrell

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by Sarah Naish, Rosie Jefferies

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The Feelings Book

by Todd Parr

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by Todd Parr

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Rosie's Family

by Lori Rosove, Heather Burrill

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Shaoey and Dot: Bug Meets Bundle (one in a series)

by Mary Beth Chapman, Steven Curtis Chapman, Jim Chapman

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