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What happens when we ask children how they feel..
The importance of self-regulation in children
The  power of empathy
Sympathy vs. empathy - Brene Brown

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child

Dr. Gottman provides great guidance on how to help children regulate their emotions. Using emotional coaching, parents can help their kids master their feelings while creating stronger bonds with them.

The Whole-Brain Child

Dr. Siegel and Dr. Bryson explain how children's brains are wired, demystifying the meltdowns, and explaining how, in young children's brains, emotions rule over logic.

No-Drama Discipline

This book provides an effective, yet warm, road map for dealing with meltdowns, worries and sadness.

Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More than Peers

Dr. Gordon Newfeld and Dr. Gabor Mate explore parenting from an attachment perspective and highlight the importance of parental influence. With a tendency for peer orientation and use of technology, kids need their parents more than ever.


Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (Or Anyone Who Acts Like One) 

Designed for parents of toddlers and pre-schoolers, Dr. MacNamara offers guidance to understand how these little minds work and behave, explaining why challenging behaviour should not be taken personal.