Parenting trips up even the most self-assured among us. The good news is we don’t have to figure it out from scratch or alone. What all these resources have in common is an emphasis on the relationship between caregivers and children, rather an a prescriptive approach telling you what to do and how to do it. No book, podcast or blog can cover every possible challenge that will arise. However, developing a framework for thinking about your identity as a parent is essential to getting to the heart of parenting challenges. These resources include strategies on how to understand and manage your own feelings and reactions – getting yourself anchored gives you the space to get curious about what is actually going on for your child.
Parenting From the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children That Thrive by Dan Seigel
The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Shefali Tsabary
Podcast Episode: Parenting Approaches from Hidden Brain
Touchpoints: Birth to Three by T. Berry Brazelton
The Birth of a Mother by Daniel Stern and Nadia Bruschweiler Stern
The Longest Shortest Time a Podcast from WNYC on a wide variety of parenting topics
The Simple Guide to Understanding Shame in Children by Betsy De Thierry