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July is Make a Difference to Children Month. Parents and Caregivers strive to raise children to be physically and mentally healthy. Parenting skills that build good character, kindness, and healthy relationships is a bonus. Why not consider reading books that offer a variety of suggestions on developing some new parenting skills?  

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Raising Mentally Strong Kids : How to Combine the Power of Neuroscience with Love and Logic to Grow Confident, Kind, Responsible, and Resilient Children and Young Adults by Daniel G. Amen

Parenting is about to get easier—and a whole lot more effective…. In a time when so many children and young adults seem to be struggling, parents are looking for help in bringing up mentally healthy kids who are equipped to thrive. Finally, evidence-based help is now available for overwhelmed parents who are trying their best but feel like they’re falling short. #1 New York Times bestselling author and neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen and child psychologist Dr. Charles Fay have teamed up to reveal what’s missing from most parenting books.

5 Principles of Parenting : Your Essential Guide to Raising Good Humans by Aliza Pressman

Drawing on nearly twenty years’ experience, a developmental psychologist, providing expert advice and strategies, helps parents chart a manageable course for raising good humans that’s aligned to their own values and their children’s unique temperaments.

What Do You Say? : How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home by William R. Stixrud

If you’re a parent, you’ve had a moment–maybe many of them–when you’ve thought, “How did that conversation go so badly?” At some point after the sixth grade, the same kid who asked “why” non-stop at age four suddenly stops talking to you. And the conversations that you wish you could have–ones fueled by your desire to see your kid not just safe and healthy, but passionately engaged–suddenly feel nearly impossible to execute.

Forks Over Knives Family : Every Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy Kids on a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet by Alona Pulde

Presents a guide to a plant-based, whole-food lifestyle for entire families, sharing helpful tips, the latest scientific findings, and more than one hundred kid-friendly recipes.

The Organized Child : An Effective Program to Maximize Your Kid’s Potential – In School and in Life by Richard Gallagher

Are you sick of nagging your child to write down homework assignments? Is his or her backpack a black hole that eats up papers, books, and gym clothes? Organizational skills problems aren’t just frustrating–they get in the way of school success and wreak havoc at home. Fortunately, help is at hand. This unique resource stands out from other books because it is based on a scientifically tested program that works.

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High Five Discipline : Positive Parenting for Happy, Healthy, Well-Behaved Kids by Candice W. Jones

This positive parenting guide will help you understand how children develop and how discipline shapes not only your child’s behavior but their overall health and well-being. With your child’s developmental stages in mind, you’ll be empowered to create a family discipline plan that manages misbehavior and encourages positive behavior. High Five Discipline is packed with developmentally appropriate strategies to tame tantrums, stop sibling squabbles, and reward better behavior, to create a calmer, more harmonious home.

Self-Reg : How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life by Stuart Shanker

From internationally celebrated psychologist Stuart Shanker, a revolutionary new understanding of stress as the key that unlocks kids’–and parents’–most troubling behavior. There is no such thing as a bad kid. According to world-renowned psychologist Stuart Shanker, even the most frustrating, annoying or troubling behavior has an explanation. That means there is a way to make things better. Shanker’s research has shown that for every child and every adult the ability to thrive–to complete tasks, form friendships, learn, and even love–depends on being able to self-regulate.

Bad Therapy : Why the Kids Aren’t Growing Up by Abigail Shrier 

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. From the author of Irreversible Damage, an investigation into a mental health industry that is harming, not healing, American children In virtually every way that can be measured, Gen Z’s mental health is worse than that of previous generations. Youth suicide rates are climbing, antidepressant prescriptions for children are common, and the proliferation of mental health diagnoses has not helped the staggering number of kids who are lonely, lost, sad and fearful of growing up. What’s gone wrong with America’s youth? In Bad Therapy, bestselling investigative journalist Abigail Shrier argues that the problem isn’t the kids—it’s the mental health experts. 

The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives by William R., Stixrud

A clinical psychologist and a test-prep expert combine cutting-edge brain science with insights from their work with families to outline a case for giving children more freedom to unleash their full potential.

Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater : A Parent’s Handbook : Avoid Picky Eating, Identify Feeding Problems, and Inspire Adventurous Eating by Nimali Fernando

Pediatrician Nimali Fernando and feeding therapist Melanie Potock (aka Dr. Yum and Coach Mel) know the importance of giving your child the right start on their food journey–for good health, motor skills, and even cognitive and emotional development. In this updated, second edition of ‘Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater,’ they explain how to expand your family’s food horizons, avoid the picky eater trap, identify special feeding needs, and put joy back into mealtimes.

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Parenting Anxious Kids : Understanding Anxiety in Children by Age and Stage by Regine Galanti

Most parents are not child psychologists and that’s why it can be hard to discern what are normal childhood anxieties and what is more problematic . However, even with childhood anxieties, parents can learn how to raise resilient, independent, and healthy children with the help of licensed clinical psychologist, Regine Galanti, PhD. Galanti offers a research-based, practical guide for parenting through all ages and stages with strategies to help build coping skills from toddlerhood through young adulthood. Packed with resources for parents, this book includes guides to childhood anxiety based on developmental stages, assessments for parents, cognitive behavioral therapy skills for both parents and kids, and much more.

The Parenting Map : Step-by-Step Solutions to Consciously Create the Ultimate Parent-Child Relationship by Shefali Tsabary

Combining her unique blend of clinical psychology and eastern mindfulness, the author introduces a proven nine-step method to address key behavioral issues and milestones at every stage of childhood that will allow the child and parent to grow and flourish together.

My Mixed Emotions : Help Your Kids Handle Their Feelings by Elinor Greenwood

Feelings can be complicated, and learning to express them is a skill that must be developed. My Mixed Emotions is here to coach children through a variety of emotions and situations including dealing with bullying, understanding grief, and coping with large family changes, such as divorce. Divided into happiness, fear, anger, and sadness, My Mixed Emotions explores the four main emotions, the reasons why we feel them, and the science behind each one. Children will discover great things about themselves, such as what happens in their brain when they are happy, why they cry when they are sad, and why they sometimes feel nervous.

Parent Up : Inspire Your Child to Be Their Best Self by Kelly Rippon

From Kelly Rippon, single mother of six super achievers, including an Olympic medalist, comes a breakthrough parenting philosophy. Parent Up is a call to action for all parents to realize the power of being the most important, positive shaping force in your children’s lives. Broken down into ten chapters that each present a key influence (from the influence of optimism to loyalty), Kelly shares her philosophy as well as relatable anecdotes from her own life to offer not only accessible parenting advice but to invite parents into their own journey of self-discovery. 

How to Talk When Kids Won’t Listen : Whining, Fighting, Meltdowns, Defiance, and Other Challenges of Childhood by Joanna Faber

For forty years, readers have turned to Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish’s How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, the book The Boston Globe called, “the parenting Bible,” for a respectful and practical approach to communication with children. Expanding upon this work, Adele’s daughter, Joanna Faber, along with Julie King, coauthored the bestselling book, How To Talk So Little Kids Will Listen. Now, Faber and King have tailored How To Talk‘s tried and trusted communication strategies to some of the most challenging childhood moments. From tantrums to technology to talking to kids about tough topics, How To Talk When Kids Won’t Listen offers concrete strategies for these and many more difficult situations. Part One introduces readers to the How To Talk “toolbox,” with whimsical cartoons demonstrating the basic communication skills that will transform readers’ relationships with children in their lives.

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