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The simple act of being completely present to another person is truly an act of love.

Sharon Salzberg

Books for Parents & Caregivers

  • Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling & Start Connecting by Dr. Laura Markham
  • Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (or anyone who act like one) by Dr. Deborah MacNamara
  • Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by Jon Kabat-Zinn & Myla Kabat-Zinn
  • Between Parent & Child (The bestselling classic that revolutionized parent-child communication) by Dr. Haim Ginott
  • Attachment Focused Parenting: Effective Strategies to Care for Children by Daniel Hughes
  • Brain-Based Parenting: The Neuroscience of Caregiving for Healthy Attachment by Daniel Hughes and Jonathan Baylin
  • Self-Compassion for Parents: Nurture your Child by Caring for Yourself by Susan M. Pollak
  • The Whole Brain Child:12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson
  • No Drama Discipline: The Whole Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson
  • The YES Brain: How to Cultiave Courage, Curiosity & Resilience in your Child by Daniel Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson
  • Brainstorm: The Power & Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson
  • What's My Child Thinking? Practical Child Psychology for Modern Parents (for ages 2-7) by Tanith Carey
  • Brave Parenting: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Raising Emotionally Resilient Children by Krissy Pozatek
  • Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance by Christopher McCurry
  • Mindful Motherhood: Practical Tools for Staying Sane During Pregnancy and Your Child’s First Year by Cassandra Vieten
  • If the Buddha Had Kids: Raising Children to Create a More Peaceful World by Charlotte Kasl
  • The Joy of Parenting: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Guide to Effective Parenting in the Early Years by Kelly Wilson, Lisa Coyne & Amy Murrel
  • Buddhism for Mothers: A Calm Approach to Caring for Yourself and Your Children by Sarah Napthali
  • Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children: Becoming a Mindful Parent by Sarah Napthali
  • Momfulness by Denise Roy
  • The Parent’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents by William Martin
  • The Family Meditation Book: How Ten Minutes A Day Can Make Life Saner And More Pleasant For Even The Busiest Families by Kerry MacLean
  • Parenting from the Inside-Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding can Help you Raise Children Who Thrive by Daniel Siegel & Mary Hartzell.

Download the Mindful Parenting References List — compiled by M. Lee Freedman MD, CM, FRCP(C)


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