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Parenting Resources

1-2-3 Magic, Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 – Thomas W. Phelan

  • Parenting the Strong-Willed Child: The Clinically Proven Five-Week Program for Parents of Two- to Six-Year-Olds, Third Edition – Rex Forehand
  • Go To Your Room! Consequences That Teach – Shari Steelsmith
  • Putting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce – JoAnne Pedro-Carroll, PhD
  • A Parent’s Guide to Raising Grieving Children: Rebuilding Your Family After the Death of a Loved One – Phyllis R. Silverman, Madelyn Kelly
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk – Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
  • Queen Bees and Wannabes – Rosalind Wiseman
  • When Your Child is Cutting: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Children Overcome Self-Injury – Sony Patel
  • How Do We Tell the Children?: Helping children understand and cope when someone dies – Dan Schaefer, Christine Lyons

Children Resources

  • Healing Your Grieving Heart for Kids: 100 Practical Ideas – Alan D. Wolfelt
  • The Invisible String – Patrice Karst
  • Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss – Pat Schwiebert
  • When Dinosaurs Die – Laurene Brown
  • When Someone Very Special Dies (workbook) – Marge Heegaard
  • Please Explain Anxiety to Me – Laurie E. Zelinger & Jordan Zelinger
  • The Bipolar Bear Family: When a Parent Has Bipolar Disorder – Angela Holloway
  • Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, by Ellen Notbohm
  • Our FAScinating Journey: Keys to Brain Potential Along the Path of Prenatal Brain Injury, by Jodee Kulp
  • The Best I Can Be: Living with Fetal Alcohol syndrome or Effects, by Liz Kulp
  • The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience, by Martin E.P. Seligman
  • How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children: A Parenting Guide, by Gerald Newmark, PhD.
  • Positive Discipline for Preschoolers, by Jane Nelsen.
  • Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline: The 7 Basic Skills for Turning Conflict in Cooperation, by Rebecca Anne Baily.
  • Why do they Act That Way?: A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen, by David Walsh PhD.
  • The Primal Teen: What the New Discoveries about the Teenage Brain Tell Us About Our Kids, by Barbara Strauch

Special Needs Resources

  • Learning Outside the Lines: Two Ivy League Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD Give You the Tools for Academic Success and
  • Educational Revolution – Johnathon Mooney and David Cole
  • Autism – www.autismspeaks.org
  • Special Education Service Agency – Anchorage, Alaska – www.sesa.org

Adult Resources

  • The Daring Way – Brene Brown
  • Ted Talk – “The Power of Vulnerability” Brene Brown
  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are – Brene Brown
  • Happiness: Learn How to be Happy and Love your Life – Karen Shields
  • When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron
  • Grief’s Courageous Journey: A Workbook – Sandi Caplan


Alaska Crisis Line 907-563-3200

National Parent Helpline 855-427-2736

Child Help 800-422-4453

National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233





Offers parents effective discipline strategies.

Has tip sheets on child development and effective discipline.

Offers teens information and a quiz to help build healthy relationships. Provides suggestions for how to talk to a friend who is in an abusive relationship and explores options for how to get help and safety planning.

Provides prevention education to address bullying and peer aggression

Addresses a wide range of teen health concerns including cutting, tattoos, sexual health, personal safety, and diseases.