Resources

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On Parenting

When I started my journey as a parent, it was very important for me to give space for my child’s personality and desires. I knew I did not want to reward or punish. I knew I did not want to use things like the cry-it-out method. I wanted to find a gentle way of parenting, that lovingly sets limits while respecting the individuality and integrity of my child’s personality.
These resources helped me most on my parenting journey.

Websites & Videos

  • HandInHand, Parenting by Connection: If you only check one blog, that’s the one! A must for every parent who wants effective easy-to-use methods to connect lovingly with their child. They also offer excellent courses and material for a reasonable fee. I have taken several ones and can whole-heartedly recommend them. Patty Wipfler, the founder, also just published a book “Listen” which summarises the key Parenting By Connection principles.
  • Aware Parenting, Aletha Solter: The website may not look very inviting, but it is full of gems!
  • Authentic Parenting, Naomi Aldort: Naomi also has numerous CDs worth listening to.
  • Empathic Parenting: A lovely blog by a loving parent and soul.
  • Respectful Parenting: Another lovely blog.
  • AskDr.Sears

Books

Babies & Young Toddlers

  • Listen by Patty Wipfler (founder of HandInHand) and Tosha Schore
  • The Baby Book by William Sears, M.D., and Martha Sears, R.N.
  • The Aware Baby by Aletha J. Solter, Ph.D.
  • Trauma-proofing Your Kids: A Parent’s Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience by Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline
  • Infant Massage: A Handbook for Loving Parents by Vimala Schneider McCLure
  • The No-Cry Nap Solution by Elizabeth Pantley
  • The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley
  • Playful Parenting by Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D.

Toddlers and Older

  • Between Parent and Child by Dr. Haim G. Ginott
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish 
  • Trauma-proofing Your Kids by Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline
  • The Whole-Brain Child by Dr. Daniel Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson, PhD
  • Kids, Parents and Power Struggles by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
  • P.E.T. Parent Effectiveness Training. The proven Program for Raising Responsible Children by Dr. Thomas Gorden (Nobel Peace Prize Nominee)

Books recommended by our Community

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  • Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn
  • The Myth of the Spoiled Child by Alfie Kohn 
  • No Drama Discipline by Dr. Daniel Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson, PhD
  • Parenting from the Inside Out by Dr. Daniel Siegel & Mary Hartzell
  • The Mindful Parent by Charlotte Peterson, PhD
  • Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman, PhD & Joan Declaire
  • Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting by Dr. Laura Markham
  • The Explosive Child by Ross W Greene, PhDMindful 
  • Discipline by Shauna L Shapiro, PhD & Chris White, MD
  • The Conscious Parent by Dr. Shefali Tsabary

On Picture Books

I love picture books! I love how text and illustrations mesh together to tell a story. I love that, in just about 500-600 words, you can create a complete plot, full of intrigue and emotion. They are a great read for both children and adults, as far as I’m concerned! 🙂 Here are some of my favourite picture books.

Picture books by Mo Willems

  • All Elephant & Piggie books. Each one of the books in this series is a gem. My daughter is now 10 and we still read them and laugh out loud!
  • That is not a good idea. This book is humourous, extremely witty and comes with a surprise ending.
  • The pigeon wants a puppy. The Pigeon series is another genius set of books. This one is one of our favourites.

 

On Writing

 

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On Coaching

I have a particular affinity to the relational and dialogical aspects of coaching. Here some of my favourite readings in that space.

Introductory books to coaching

 

For a deeper dive

On the dialogical nature of coaching:

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On Transitions & Spirituality

These resources were a great inspiration for me when I was at my lowest point in life, and still are.

COMING SOON

 

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On Theoretical Models

I love reading thought-provoking material and listening to independent thinkers, who dare to express outloud what many of us are thinking. Here some of my favourite.

The world of Human resources

Other thought-provoking books

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On Baking

I discovered a passion for baking during Corona (2020). Here some of my favourite recipes.
Spoiler alert: Some of these fall under the “cooking”, not “baking category… Oh well… Bon appétit!

COMING SOON

 

Recipes recommended by our Community

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