Attachment Parenting

Book: Hold On to Your Kids: Why parents need to matter more than peers by Dr. Gordon Neufeld and Dr. Gabor Maté
Deborah MacNamara (Neufeld Institute faculty and private Counseling Services)
Neufeld Institute

Children and Charity

Ted Talk: Jacqueline Way of 365 Give 
Online resource: Five ways to get kids interested in giving
PBS online video: Charity starts at home

Emotional Intelligence

Online article: Three do’s and don’ts for raising emotionally intelligent kids
Online article: How to strengthen your child’s emotional intelligence
Online article: Positive Parenting: Accept feelings, limit actions
YouTube: Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child | Dr. John Gottman

Environment and Sustainability

Online article: Fifteen sustainability activities and ideas for the classroom
Online resource: The Sustainability Rainbow: Central themes of sustainability

Play-Based Learning

Book: Child’s Play by Silken Laumann
Online article: Risky outdoor play positively impacts children’s health: UBC Study
Macleans Magazine online: Playing, with fire: How much risk should we expose our kids to?


General Parenting Resources


Deborah MacNamara (Neufeld Institute faculty and private Counseling Services)
Patti & Colleen Drobot (Neufeld Institute and private Counseling Services)
Christopher Burt (Family Counsellor)
The Gottman Institute
Positive Parenting
Resilient Children
Dr. Lara Boyd – Brain Science:  TED talk: ‘After Watching This, Your Brain Will Not Be the Same’
Dr. Siegel (Clinical professor of psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine)
Neufeld Institute


Kids Are Worth It by Barbara Coloroso
Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way byJane Nelsen and Lynn Lott
The Whole Brain Child by Dr. Dan Siegel
Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen
Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish