Books & Videos

These are books and resources that I have found very helpful.  For your convenience, I have included links to the products on

  • The Nurtured Heart Approach by Howard Glasser – A simple, positive, and effective approach for developing positive behaviors in children of all ages.  I especially recommend the first four techniques in the workbook Transforming the Difficult Child.
  • 1-2-3 Magic by Dr. Thomas Phelan – A simple behavioral system for stopping negative behaviors in children 2-12 years old.
  • Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay – Concrete examples of how to give logical consequences to kids and teens.
  • Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) – A parenting guide that focuses on 4 main beliefs or “goals of misbehavior” that drive children’s actions and teaches parents how to respond.
  • The Zones of Regulation by Leah Kuypers – A curriculum to help kids develop emotional regulation.
  • Talking to Your Kids about Sex by Mark Laaser – A guide for parents to talk to their kids about sex throughout each stage of child development, from birth to adulthood. Written from a Christian perspective.


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