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Books & Publications about Parenting

The New Ages of Men

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10 Principles for Spiritual Parenting - Mimi Doe

Published: 1998, HarperCollins (USA)

For parents concerned about their family's spiritual growth, this timely work offers sound advice as well as concrete guidelines, on nurturing the spiritual development of children.

Busy But Balanced: Practical and Inspirational Ways to Create a Calmer, Closer Family - Mimi Doe

Published: 2001, St. Martin's Griffin

Mimi Doe helps you to balance all aspects of life, taking away the guilt that is often associated with working mothers. Practical and manageable ideas are given to help you connect more deeply with those around you. Each section of the book closes with a list of resources which allows you to explore the themes more deeply. These include websites, books for adults and children, magazines and also films.

Discover Your Children's Gifts - Katie Fortune and Don Fortune

Published: Baker Books, 2008

A handbook that guides parents in identifying and developing their children's personality gifts. Workbook format.

Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting: Kabat-Zinn

Published: 2008, HYPERION. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Myla Kabat-Zinn

This is a book that approaches parenting from the Zen Buddhist position of moment-to- moment awareness. It will help you slow down, enrich your life as a parent, and nourish the internal life of your children.

First Steps in Parenting the Child Who Hurts: Tiddlers and Toddlers - Caroline Archer

Published: 1999 - Jessica Kingsley publishers

This book offers practical, sensitive guidance through the dark areas of separation, loss and trauma in early childhood. It reassures that no problem faced as a result of the child's early experiences is insignificant or undeserving of a solution. The book sets out purposefully to encourage confidence and enable enjoyment of the young life in your care.

Guardians of the Gift: Your Guide to Spiritual Parenting- Janice M Stamm

Published: 2007, Infinity Publishing

This is a self-help workbook that provides parents and other caregivers with a new spiritually enlightened approach to improve relationships with their children.

Nurturing Your Teenager's Soul: A Practical Approach to Raising a Kind, Honorable, Compassionate Teen - Mimi Doe

Published: 2004, Perigee Books

Mimi Doe presents ten clear, concrete principles to help parents nurture their teen's spiritual growth, at a time when teens face what can be overwhelming peer influences, the hazards of substance abuse, issues of sexuality, the risks and freedoms of driving, the stress of high school, and getting into a good college.

Parenting as a Spiritual Journey: Deepening Ordinary and Extraordinary Events into Sacred Occasions- Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer

Published: 1999, Jewish Lights Publishing

This book focuses on how seemingly insignificant moments of your day with your child can link to spiritual meaning. From waking up in the morning to going to bed at night. There are so many opportunities for parent and child to connect in a spiritual way and this book will explore that in a wise, funny and lyrical way.

Parenting by Heart: How to Stay Connected to Your Child in a Disconnected World - Ron Taffel, Melinda Blau, Ph.D. Ron Taffel and Melinda Blau

Published: 2002 -Da Capo Press; Revised edition

The book is based on short chapters that blow away our standard myths about "in-charge parents," "over-involved mothers and under-involved fathers," and consistently reliable methods of discipline. Rather than simply contradicting them, Taffel explains how these ideas developed and how they can be changed for the better. He describes the important roles of "Parent Protector," "Parent Chum," and "Parent Realist" and outlines the different ages that require different styles of parenting. The book is full of lively examples and basic concepts, so you'll have plenty of new ideas to replace the tired myths.

Parenting From The Inside Out - Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell

Published: 2004, Tarcher

Child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore the extent to which our childhood experiences actually do shape the way we parent. Drawing upon stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, they 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.

Parenting From Your Heart: Sharing the Gifts of Compassion, Connection and Choice - Inbal Kashtan

Published: 2004, Puddle Dancer Press, U.S.

In this book challenges are addressed with real-world solutions that meet the needs of all family members in this guide. The tenets of 'Nonviolent Communication' are applied to a variety of settings, including the classroom and the home. You will find booklets on how to resolve conflict peacefully. Illustrative exercises, sample stories, and role-playing activities offer the opportunity for self-evaluation, discovery, and application.

Parenting With Love and Logic - Foster Cline and Jim Fay

Published: 2000, NavPress Publishing

After laying out the principles of "Love and Logic," the authors provide "parenting pearls," which are strategies for applying the method to actual situations such as back-seat battles in the car, homework, and keeping bedrooms clean. The narration, performed by Tim Kenney and Bert Gurule, is clear and energetic. This is an upbeat and sensible approach to child rearing.

Parenting Without Power Struggles: Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm and Connected: Susan Stiffelman

Publisher: 2009, Morgan James Publishing

In this book you will discover how to transform frustration and aggression into adaptation and cooperation; keep your cool when your kids push your buttons, talk back or refuse to "play nice"; nourish deep attachment with young and older kids; help your ADD'ish child survive and thrive, even if you’re ADD'ish yourself; inoculate your kids from negative thinking and peer pressure that lead to anger, anxiety, depression, or behaviour issues and help children manage the emotional challenges of divorce.

Playful Parenting - Lawrence J. Cohen

Published: 2002, Ballantine Books

Cohen is quick to point out that no matter what your child's temperament, she has a playful side. In its most basic form, play is a way to communicate. The author examines, with plenty of hilarious personal anecdotes, the details of play at every age and across genders. From his daughter and a new male friend discussing how "cool" nuclear weapons are and how "gross" a love song is, to a younger child zooming full-speed around a park at a birthday party, we're shown the exuberant truth behind playing: not only is it just plain fun, it can spark a variety of important sensations. Cohen suggests that "the fun play opens the emotional door to let out the giggles, and a flood of other feelings come pouring out after." Some specific ideas for games are included, and you'll find recommendations for everything from play wrestling to gentle storytelling.

Prenatal Parenting: The Complete Psychological and Spiritual Guide to Loving Your Unborn Child - Frederick Wirth

Published: 2001, Regan Books

Every year an increasing number of babies are born prematurely or with behavioural disorders. Learn how thinking positively and communicating with your partner and/or medical staff can help prevent a preterm birth and aid in the positive development of your unborn child’s personality.

Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child The Heart of Parenting: Ph.D. John Gottman, Joan Declaire and Daniel Goleman

Published: 1998, Simon & Schuster

Psychology professor John Gottman explores the emotional relationship between parents and children. It's not enough to simply reject an authoritarian model of parenting, Gottman believes a parent needs to be concerned with the quality of emotional interactions. The authors identify a five-step "emotion coaching" process to help teach children how to recognize and address their feelings, which includes becoming aware of the child's emotions; recognizing that dealing with these emotions is an opportunity for intimacy; listening empathetically; helping the child label emotions; setting limits; and problem-solving.

Soulful Parenting: How to Embrace, Engage, and Encourage Our Children – Susan Gale and Peggy Day

Published: 2009, ARE Press

This is a guide to caring for that natural intuition and spirituality that is at the centre of each soul. Each child is different; each parent is different; and there is no one-size-fits-all solution for how to be a good parent except maybe now. In their warm-hearted style, Susan Gale and Peggy Day have pulled together different practices and philosophies that transcend and accent modern child rearing with an individual touch.

Spiritual Parenting - C. H. Spurgeon

Published: Whitaker House: 1995

From the depths of his God-given wisdom, Charles Spurgeon shows how you can establish a secure, nurturing, Christ-centred home in which to grow strong, healthy, happy families. Here is encouragement and advice to parents on guiding the spiritual development of children from infancy through young adulthood.

Spiritual Parenting: A Guide to Understanding and Nurturing the Heart of Your Child: Hugh Prather and Gayle Prather

Published: 1996, Harmony Books

This is a wonderful and enlightening book – a ‘must read’ for all spiritual parents. It will make you laugh and cry. After reading this book, people have spoken about forging a deeper, more long lasting relationship with their children and approach to their spiritual self at a much higher level.

The 10 Greatest Gifts I Give My Children: Parenting from the Heart: by Steven W. Vannoy

Published: 1994: Prentice Hall & IBD; 1st Fireside Ed edition

A lovely book that discusses feelings, self-esteem, compassion, humour, communication, integrity, responsibility, and balance.

The Heart of Parenting: Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child - John Gottman Ph.D. Joan DeClair

Published: 1997, Macmillan Audio; Abridged edition

A combination of important traits including self-discipline, ability to handle anger appropriately, self-esteem, empathy, and social skills, emotional intelligence allows one to handle life's frustrations and to "work and play well with others." The book sees children's problems and frustrations as opportunities for "emotion coaching" - helping them learn how to deal with their emotions. It also identifies four "parenting styles" - two of these styles react negatively to children’s negative emotions, one style accepts them but doesn't help the child deal with them, and the "Emotion Coaching" style accepts the emotions and teaches the child what to do with them.

The Natural Child: Parenting from the Heart - Jan Hunt

Published: 2003, New Society Publishers

Parenting specialist Jan Hunt links together attachment parenting principles with child advocacy and home schooling philosophies, offering a consistent approach to raising a loving, trusting, and confident child. This book is a compelling case for a return to attachment parenting, a child-rearing approach that has come naturally for parents throughout most of human history.

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success for Parents: Guiding Your Children to Success and Fulfilment - Deepak Chopra

Published: 1999 - Rider & Co.

This book explains that success depends on who you are rather than what you do, this book shows that spirituality lies at the source of all achievement. Suggesting ways that parents can help their children absorb this wisdom from an early age it offers a daily programme of practical ideas for the family.

Touching the Halo: An Emotional and Spiritual Journey of Parenting a Child with Disabilities - Rebecca York

Published: 2001:

Touching the Halo is a guide to the spiritual and emotional journey of parenting a child with a disability. Rebecca York has used the metaphor of living with an angel and enrolling in The University of Angel Studies to explain the journey and her struggle toward acceptance. The story follows personal upheaval and the steps involved in creating a meaningful lifestyle.