Recommended books for adults:

  • Spirit Games, Self-Esteem Games, Smart Play -all by Barbara Sher
  • Making the Terrible Two’s Terrific by John Rosemond
  • The Out –of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Dysfunction by Carol Stock Kranowitz, MA
  • Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
  • Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child by Zand, Walton, and Rountree.
  • Homeopathic Medicine at Home by Maeimund B. Panos, MD and Jane Heimlich
  • Parenting with Love & Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay
  • The Opposite of Worry:  The Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fears by Lawrence J. Cohen
  • Natural Healing for Children by Mary Bove, ND
  • Feeding the Whole Family by Cynthia Lair
  • Feeding for the Young Athlete-Sports Nutrition Made Easy for Players, Parents, and Coaches by Cynthia Lair
  • Books by Edward Hallowell, MD on parenting children with ADHD and other developmental issues  (
  • Anxious Kids Anxious Parents – 7 ways to stop the worry cycle and raise courageous, independent children by Reid Wilson, PHD and Lynn Lyons LCSW
  • Reset Your Child’s BrainA Four-Week Plan to End Meltdowns, Raise Grades, and Boost Social Skills by Reversing the Effects of Electronic Screen-Time by Victoria Dunckley, MD
  • Baby-Led Weaning: The Essential Guide to Introducing Solid Foods-and Helping Your Baby to Grow Up a Happy and Confident Eater by Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett

Recommended books for children:

  • The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls from the American Girl Library
  • Guy Stuff:  The Body Book for Boys by Dr. Cara Natterson (From American Girl)
  • My Body, My Self for Boys by Lynda and Area Madaras
  • Was it the Chocolate Pudding? A Story for Little Kids About Divorce by Sandra Levins (ages 2-6)
  • Ginny Morris and Mom’s House Dad’s House by Mary Collins Gallagher (ages 8-12)
  1. The Lovables in the Kingdom of Self-Esteem by Diane Loomans
  2. The Lovables by Diane Loomans
  3. On the Day You were Born by Debra Frasier
  4. On the Night You Were Born by Debra Frasier
Death and Dying
  • Tear Soup by Pat Schwiebert and Chuck Deklyen
  • The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A story of Life for All Ages by Leo Buscaglia, PhD
Meditation/Quiet Time
  • Starbright, Moonbeam, Sunshine, and Earthlight by Maureen Garth
  • When Lizzy Was Afraid of Trying New Things by Inger Maier (ages 3-7)
  • Rising Above the Storm CLOUDS: What It’s Like to Forgive by Robert D. Enright (ages 4-10)
  • What To Do When You WORRY Too Much; A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety by Dawn Huebner PhD (ages 6-12)
  • Josh’s Smiley Faces: A Story About Anger by Gina Ditta-Donahue (ages 3-6)
  • Arthur’s April Fool by M. Brown
  • Bullies are a Pain in the Brain by T. Romain
  • The Berenstain bears and the Bully by S and J Berenstain
  • The Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens: Help for Unprepared, Late, and Scattered Teens by Sharon A. Hansen MSE NBCT