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Shame-Proof Parenting

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Shame-Proof Parenting is an amazing book! It’s full of well articulated ideas to help you unwrap all the complexities of parenting and support you as you find your way. I love how the author owns her story. She articulates the way forward without judgement and advocates for you find yourself. This will definitely go on…

The Fourth Trimester

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Nothing can really prepare you for the change you undergo as you become a mother. Many parents-to-be focus on the birth and the physical preparations that need to be made for a baby. “The Fourth Trimester” provides a detailed look at the emotional a physiology preparations that help support an easeful transition into parenthood. Johnson…

Parenting from the Inside Out

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One of Daniel Siegel’s earliest books “Parenting from the Inside Out”  provides parents current attachment research in a digestible format. This book will help you process your own history of attachment and how that might impact your parent-child relationship. This is one of our favorite books for parents who are interested in reflective practice and…

Raising a Secure Child

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When I was first introduced to the Circle of Security, I was immediately drawn to its simplicity and profound impact on the way we think about parenting. “Raising A Secure Child” is a quick and easy way to dive deep into reflecting on your parenting and how to support security in your child. The authors…

No-Drama Discipline

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“No-Drama Discipline” is a great read. Some of the wording is different than what we use at Our Neighborhood but the ideas are very respectful and the brain research backing up this more peaceful approach is clearly explained. The book is funny and quick with lots of practical advice for parents. You won’t come away…

Rising Strong

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Brene Brown is definitely on our list of favorite authors and she continues to change the world with her writing. The best thing about “Rising Strong” is that it accepts that people are fallible and everyone will make mistakes and then teaches the reader how to work though and learn from their struggles. This work…

Simplicity Parenting

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This is a pleasurable read, easy to navigate and a good balance of story with practical tools for parents. “Simplicity Parenting” is especially healthy for families who are worried about their child’s behaviors and for families with a child who has a diagnosed behavioral issue. The book isn’t a cure all and lacks some of…

Getting Things Done

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This book will change your life. If you are a do-er, you need this. “Getting Things Done” (GTD) by David Allen is not a book, it is a movement. The GTD movement is strong among leaders in a diverse ray of fields. Did I mention this book will change your life… You will learn from…

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

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This book explores the idea of tidying.  Many believe that tidying is something that comes with time and experience, but Marie Kondo knows that, though it may come naturally to some, it is a skill that can be taught.  This is a step by step guide to creating a tidy space that brings you joy. 


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Mindsight is a great book for those looking for a deeper looking into how our brains work.  Daniel Siegel provides insights and tools to better understand the brain and promote emotional wellness.  Though this isn’t specifically for parents it is a great life book and so we recommend it for parents, educators, and all leaders!