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Parenting Resources

Welcome to our Parenting Resources page on jonahengler.co. Here, we’ve curated a comprehensive collection of tools, books, and websites designed to support you through the various stages of parenting and child development. From navigating the early years to guiding teenagers, these resources are selected to empower you with knowledge, strategies, and inspiration.

Recommended Books

  1. The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind” by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
    • A groundbreaking book that offers effective, practical strategies to foster your child’s emotional intelligence through the integration of brain science into parenting.
  2. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk” by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
    • This classic book provides timeless advice on communication, helping parents foster respect, understanding, and effective dialogue with their children.
  3. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol S. Dweck
    • Although not strictly a parenting book, Dweck’s exploration of the fixed vs. growth mindset is invaluable for parents aiming to instill resilience and a love for learning in their children.
  4. Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive” by Daniel J. Siegel and Mary Hartzell
    • This insightful book delves into how our own childhood experiences shape our parenting style and how emotional awareness can lead to healthier relationships with our children.
  5. Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids” by Kim John Payne and Lisa M. Ross
    • A guide to simplifying the environment, routines, and schedules of children. It emphasizes the reduction of stress and allows for more relaxed, focused parental engagement.

Helpful Websites

  1. Common Sense Media (commonsensemedia.org)
    • An invaluable resource for parents concerned about media influence, providing reviews and age-appropriate recommendations for books, movies, apps, and games.
  2. Zero to Three (zerotothree.org)
    • A comprehensive site focused on the development of infants and toddlers, offering resources on early development, behavior, and well-being.
  3. Understood (understood.org)
    • Dedicated to supporting families of children with learning and attention issues, Understood offers personalized resources, free expert advice, and a supportive community.
  4. PBS Parents (pbs.org/parents)
    • Offers a wealth of information on child development and early learning, as well as creative activities and tips for addressing challenging behaviors and fostering positive growth.
  5. The Child Mind Institute (childmind.org)
    • An organization dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Provides evidence-based information and resources.

Online Tools and Apps

  1. Positive Parenting Solutions (Online Course)
    • This comprehensive online course provides tools and strategies to address a wide range of behavioral issues and foster a positive, respectful family environment.
  2. BabyCenter (Website and App)
    • Offers tailored advice for each stage of pregnancy and parenting. The app provides a personalized guide through every step of pregnancy and early childhood.
  3. Khan Academy Kids (App)
    • A free, educational app designed for children ages 2-7, offering thousands of interactive activities, books, videos, and creative lessons across a wide range of subjects.
  4. Cozi Family Organizer (App)
    • A shared calendar app designed for family organization. Helps manage everyone’s schedules, activities, and appointments in one place, with reminders to keep everyone on track.
  5. Mindful Mornings (App)
    • Offers guided meditations tailored for parents and children to start the day with mindfulness, fostering calm, focus, and connection.

We hope these resources serve as a valuable support in your parenting journey, helping you to navigate the challenges and joys of raising children with confidence, compassion, and wisdom.