PARENT COACHING

  • This is optimal for parents struggling to manage children with behaviour difficulties who are seeking to optimize their child’s outcomes or who would like a uniform approach to be used across care givers, homes or establishments
  • This may include, but is not limited to Anxious Temperament, Anxiety, ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder, as well as those without a formal diagnosis
  • It is equally suitable for parents who want to improve their parenting skills and create a more stable and positive home environment
  • The approach is based on principles from the current literature on Resilience, as well as Behaviour Therapy, Attachment Theory and Dynamic therapy

PARENT RESOURCES 

LINKS TO WORKSHEETS AND PRESENTATIONS 
RECOMMENDED CHILDREN’S BOOKS 
1. EMOTION AWARENESS & REGULATION
  • Cool Down and Work Through Anger” by Cheri J. Meiners
  • Everybody Feels Angry” by Jane Bingham
  • Everybody Feels Happy” by Jane Bingham
  • Everybody Feels Scared” by Jane Bingham
  • Everybody Feels Sad” by Jane Bingham
  • “Ziji: The Puppy Who Learned to Meditate”, by Y.Mingyur Rinpoche & T. Hayden
2. COPING SKILLS (Highly recommended!!!)
  • “My Power Ball”, by Dr. E. Adriana Wilson and Mr. K.Ryan Wilson (a book about holding onto our worth in the face of other people’s comments or put downs)
  • “Simon’s Hook: A story about teases and put downs”, by Karen Gedig Burnett (coping with teasing)
  • “Tiger-Tiger is it true?: Four questions to make you smile again“, by Byron Katie & Hans Wilhelm (assessing our bully thoughts)
  • “Stuck with the Blooz”, by Caron Levis (dealing with feelings)
  • “Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns It’s OK to Back Away”, by Howard Binkow & Susan F. Cornelison (dealing with anger)
  • “What should I do? Making Good Decisions”, by Slim Goodbody
  • “Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns about Bullies”, by Howard Binkow & Susan F. Cornelison
  • “Confessions of a Former Bully”, by Trudy Ludwig
3. PRO-SOCIAL and HEALTH PROMOTING BEHAVIORS
  • “Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids” by Carol McCloud
  • “Little Yoga: A Toddler’s First Book of Yoga” by Rebecca Whitford & Martina Selway
  • For additional disorder specific resources, please see the HEALTH LINKS page

PARENTING BOOKS

  • Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child: Second Edition by Katharina Manassis, Barrons Educational Series
  • Magic 1, 2, 3, by Thomas W. Phelan
  • The Incredible Years, by Carolyn Webster-Stratton
  • Parenting Letters, by Susan Schulman