Sweet Sleep by La Leche League International

A great sleep resource for new parents to help you understand biologically normal sleep and prepare for safe sleep no matter what you choose for sleep arrangements. We love how this book outlines a clear mechanism for safe co-sleeping and holds space for various family contexts. The book is really informative and views both parents…

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Shame-Proof Parenting

Shame Proof Parenting Book Cover

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…

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The Out-of-Sync Child

I thoroughly enjoy how the author weaves the story into understanding the details of human sensory systems. The Out of Sync Child is a helpful tool for thinking about some of the behaviors that seem inexplicable to parents and teachers. The book provides so many helpful suggestions for how to support children to have sensory…

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Art of Roughhousing

This is one of my favorite books for active hands-on suggestions. The Art of Roughhousing can be read start to finish or used for reference to pull little pieces from here or there. The author’s articulate the importance of tough and tumble or big body play so well. I felt like I walked away with…

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Nonviolent Communication

Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg provides an outline for respectful and productive communication. Though Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is not a parenting resource specifically, it is so valuable for reflective and respectful parenting practices. The skills of Non-Violent Communication continue to support a ‘working with’ model of parenting for reflective parents. These tools become increasingly powerful…

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The Fourth Trimester

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…

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The Discontented Little Baby Book

As a RIE inspired early educator I was intrigued by “The Discontented Little Baby Book” because of the way it challenges some of the ideas while mirroring others. Douglas takes a very different view of respect and balance in the lives of young children. I appreciate the research, the story, and the challenge. This is…

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Learning Together with Young Children

Just as the title states, “Learning Together with Young Children” is a curriculum framework for reflective teachers. Deb Curtis and Margie Carter beautifully outline a reflective framework that support teachers to practice intention, reflective, authentic, project based teaching in their classroom. Though not specifically “Reggio inspired” much of the writing in “Learning Together with Young…

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Parenting from the Inside Out

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…

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Raising a Secure Child

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…

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