Kim’s Favorites

Are you looking for a great parenting or self-development book, or a terrific parenting podcast?   Listed below are a few of my favorite resources to offer parents as trusted resources.

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PARENTING BOOKS

Dr. Shefali Tsabary's book The Conscious Parent had a huge impact on me and my overall concept of intentional parenting. I look to Dr. Daniel J. Siegel and Dr. Laurence Steinberg for information on the adolescent brain, other books that have made an impact along my parenting journey include Jessica Lahey's The Gift of Failure and Julie Lythcott-Haims best-seller How to Raise an Adult. A new favorite is Leonard Sax, MD PhD’s The Collapse of Parenting How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown Ups.

personal emotional & spiritual growth

Everything by Dr. Brene Brown has had a direct impact on my life and I strongly recommend her work around emotions and vulnerability. On a spiritual note, a few years ago I was gifted the opportunity to see Neale Donald Walsch speak and his books, including the Conversations with God series, have profoundly shifted the way I view life. In addition, check out Eckert Tolle, Tama Kieves, Dr. Harriet Lerner, and Gabrielle Bernstein to help you discover your truth.

Podcasts

As far as podcasts go, my favorite ones that specifically involve parenting teenagers are...Joyful Courage with Casey O'RoartyWhat Were You Thinking? by Dina Temple Raston, and Parenting Today's Teens by Mark Gregston.

Do you have a favorite parenting or self-development book or podcast?  I am always looking for suggestions, please share your favorites with me, drop me an email at realifeparentguide@gmail.com.