Parenting Book Recommendations
Books: General Parenting
Getting to Calm by Laura Kastner, Ph.D.
Teach Your Children Well by Madeline Levine, Ph.D.
Blessing of a B Minus by Wendy Mogel, Ph.D.
Parenting From the Inside Out by Dan Siegel, M.D.
The Good Enough Child by Brad Sachs, Ph.D.
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown, Ph.D.
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber
Stress Free for Good by Fred Luskin, Ph.D.
Books: Mindful Parenting
Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Setting Limits & Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D.
Books: Parenting Tweens & Teens
Wise-Minded Parenting: 7 Essentials for Raising Successful Tweens & Teens by Laura Kastner, Ph.D.
Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Dan Seigel, M.D.
Yes, Your Teen is Crazy: Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind by Michael Bradley, Ed.D.
Staying Connected to Your Teen by Mike Riera
Letting Go With Love & Confidence by Ken Ginsburg, M.D.
When to Worry: How to Tell When Your Teen Needs Help by Lisa Boesky
Building Resilience in Children & Teens by Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D.
Books: Parenting Boys
Real Boys: Rescuing Our Boys From the Myth of Boyhood by William Pollack, Ph.D.
Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys by Michael Thompson, Ph.D.
The Way of Boys by Anthony Rao, Ph.D.
Masterminds & Wingmen by Rosalind Wiseman
Books: Parenting Girls
Talking Back to Facebook by Jim Steyer
The Launching Years by Laura Kastner, Ph.D.
Emptying the Nest: Launching Your Adult Towards Success by Brad Sachs, Ph.D.
Health and Parenting Resources
Community Health Awareness Council
CHAC is a nonprofit mental health services agency located in Mountain View, California offering counseling, therapy, support groups, classes, and psychoeducational programs to local children, adults, and families. Click here for the website.
El Camino Hospital
El Camino Hospital offers state-of-the-art technology and highly skilled staff dedicated to your comfort and well-being. Click here for the website.
- El Camino Programs & Services For further information or for a free physician referral, the El Camino Hospital Health Line is available to answer your questions from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday at 800-216-5556.
- ASPIRE The After-School Program Interventions and Resiliency Education (ASPIRE program) at El Camino Hospital is designed to provide meaningful and effective treatment for teenage youth who are experiencing anxiety, depression, or other symptoms related to a mental health condition.
- El Camino Health Library & Resource Center
The Children’s Health Council
Our mission is to help children thrive by promoting Social Emotional Learning, Academics, Executive Functioning and Physical Development. Click here for the website.
- Parent Education Classes are graciously underwritten by the TOSA Foundation which makes it possible to provide this outstanding service free of charge to the community.
Hand in Hand Parenting
Our mission is to support parents and provide them with the insights and skills they need to listen to and connect with their children in a way that allows each child to thrive. Click here for the website.
Stanford Children’s Health & Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Stanford Children’s Health is the largest Bay Area healthcare provider with an exclusive focus on children and expectant women. We understand the unique needs of these very special patients and customize every part of our extraordinary care for them. From our #1-rated children’s hospital at Stanford, to our specialty service locations, hospital partnerships and physician offices throughout the bay, one of our 1,000+ Stanford Doctors is likely near you and your family. Click here for the website.
Parents Helping Parents
PHP increases the quality of life for our most vulnerable by providing services, resources and support for children with special needs, their families, and caregivers. Website
Parents Place of the Peninsula
We provide parent coaching and consultations, parent workshops, parent/child activity groups and ongoing seminars for busy families of children, birth through the teen years. Website
Kara Grief Support
Kara’s mission is to provide grief support for children, teens, families and adults. Our vision is to see people of all ages compassionately supported on their journey through grief so they can move toward renewed hope and meaning. Our clients include those who are grieving a death as well as those coping with a terminal illness (their own or another’s). Website
Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley
Since 1948, Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley has been improving the lives of children, teens, and adults in our community through emotional and mental health services. We counsel teens at risk of suicide, prepare foster youth for success, assist veterans and their families, and help families heal from violence, abuse, and addiction. Family and Children Services of Santa Clara County. Website
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Since its inception, the Lifeline has engaged in a variety of initiatives to improve crisis services and advance suicide prevention. Website
YWCA of Silicon Valley
The mission of the YWCA of Silicon Valley has remained steadfast: to empower women, children, and their families, and to eliminate racism, hatred, and prejudice. We continue to provide a broad range of services that transform the lives of a diverse community. Website