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Golmona

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I would like to start a thread in which we can all share our resources for (to be/new) parents. In this list we can include anything from books to articles, podcasts, songs, blogs, mantras and stories. Basically anything that has helped or inspired us in any given situation with our children.

But this list will also include resources for children. This is particularly helpful when one is deciding what to get for children.

I will keep updating this first post with all the recommendations so that the information is in one place and easily accessible. Naturally, this thread is a work in progress so if you have any suggestions that can help improve it, please share!

Blessings,
Goli

1. Resources for Parents

1.1 Books for parents


- The Continuum Concept: In Search Of Happiness Lost by Jean Liedloff (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/331046.The_Continuum_Concept?from_search=true)

- Your Self-Confident Baby: How to Encourage Your Child's Natural Abilities - From the Very Start by Magda Gerber (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44283.Your_Self_Confident_Baby?ac=1&from_search=true)

- Elevating Child Care: A Guide to Respectful Parenting by Janet Lansbury (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22052330-elevating-child-care)

- No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame by Janet Lansbury (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23275206-no-bad-kids)

- The Compassionate Sleep Solution: Calming The Cry by Eileen Henry (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32611159-the-compassionate-sleep-solution)

- Celebrating the Great Mother: A Handbook of Earth-Honoring Activities for Parents and Children by Cait Johnson & Maura D. Shaw (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/443511.Celebrating_the_Great_Mother?from_search=true)

- Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic by Mary Sheedy Kurchinka
(https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/188506.Raising_Your_Spirited_Child?ac=1&from_search=true)

- How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/769016.How_to_Talk_So_Kids_Will_Listen_Listen_So_Kids_Will_Talk?ac=1&from_search=true)

- Honey, I Wrecked the Kids: When Yelling, Screaming, Threats, Bribes, Timeouts, Sticker Charts and Removing Privileges All Don't Work by Alyson Schafer (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6260544-honey-i-wrecked-the-kids?ac=1&from_search=true)

1.2 Articles

1.3 Podcasts

1.4 Blogs/Websites


http://www.janetlansbury.com/
https://www.barefootfive.com/holy-flow-parenting/
The Gottman Institute

1.5 Stories & Songs

1.6 Mantras

This was a collective effort by a bunch of mothers in a facebook group am in. These mantras are particularly helpful when we find ourselves in challenging situations and we need a reminder to take a step back and ground.

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2. Resources for Children

2.1 Books for baby/toddler

As Albert Einstein once said "If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales". I couldn't agree more! :) So here it goes... This is a long list of the books we have for our boy. In case the author has many books to choose from I will list the author's name first.

- Daniela Drescher books (Love her artwork, they're truly magical!)(https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/654608.Daniela_Drescher)

- Sibylle von Olfers books (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/144926.Sibylle_von_Olfers?from_search=true)

- Elsa Beskow books (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/163381.Elsa_Beskow?from_search=true)

- Hello Sacred Life by Kim Krans (https://www.thewildunknown.com/products/hello-sacred-life)

- My Mama Earth by Susan B. Katz (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13088302-my-mama-earth?ac=1&from_search=true)

- Jamberry by Bruce Degen (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/886512.Jamberry?ac=1&from_search=true)

- Robert Munsch books (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6039100.Robert_Munsch)

- Dr Seuss books (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/61105.Dr_Seuss)

2.2 Books for Young children and above

- The Waldorf Book of Poetry: Discover the Power of Imagination by David Kennedy (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12780791-the-waldorf-book-of-poetry?ac=1&from_search=true#)

- The Waldorf Book of Animal Poetry by David Kennedy (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18332522-the-waldorf-book-of-animal-poetry?ac=1&from_search=true)

- The Enchanted trilogy by Gail Carson Levine (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13677.Gail_Carson_Levine)

- The Inkheart trilogy by Cornelia Funke (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3334563-the-inkheart-trilogy?ac=1&from_search=true)

- The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8349.Christopher_Paolini)

- His Dark Material Trilogy by Philip Pullman (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3618.Philip_Pullman)

- The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29127.The_Last_Unicorn)

- Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34268.Peter_Pan)

- Enchanted Cedar: The Journey Home by Brook Hampton (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17432110-enchanted-cedar?ac=1&from_search=true)

- Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1077326.J_K_Rowling)

- Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13023.Alice_in_Wonderland?ac=1&from_search=true)

- Oh, The Places You Will Go! by Dr Seuss (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/191139.Oh_The_Places_You_ll_Go_?ac=1&from_search=true)

2.3 Toys

2.4 Inspirational films or animes


7 Children’s Films that Deliver a Spiritual Message
via Fractal Enlightenment
(https://fractalenlightenment.com/35287/enlightening-video/7-childrens-films-that-deliver-a-spiritual-message)
 
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Lila

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Love this idea, Golmona!

My favourite mantra/idea with big emotion kids was to recall that I would be very happy one day that they had such strong wills and big emotions since it would serve them well... so this latest outburst was a sort of 'good' thing with a long timeline. With that thought, I could much more easily move on and focus on how to help them get through to the other side in the moment.

I also loved "Raising your Spirited Child" by Mary Sheedy Kurchinka. There seems to be a newer edition out.
Later, I found "How to Talk so your Kids will Listen and Listen so your Kids will Talk" by Adele Faber invaluable... still refer to those concepts.
Another lifesaver for us was "Honey, I Wrecked the Kids" by Alyson Schafer. She is hilarious. You can check out some a brief video of her here: where she talks about 'the children's revolution' which she compares to the women's rights and civil rights movements of earlier generations. At 3:40/4:00 she begins her demo of one of her key concepts, the power struggle, complete with props:-D

Reading to kids I loved Jamberry and the Susan Boynton books, Dr. Seuss and Stephanie's Ponytail (as well as the other Robert Munsch books). Anything lyrical and sing-songy made me feel good reading and I figure that has to be good.
 
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Golmona

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My favourite mantra/idea with big emotion kids was to recall that I would be very happy one day that they had such strong wills and big emotions since it would serve them well... so this latest outburst was a sort of 'good' thing with a long timeline. With that thought, I could much more easily move on and focus on how to help them get through to the other side in the moment.
So true!! It's really important to remind ourselves that we much rather have kids with big emotions who aren't scared or ashamed of showing them, which also means they are more likely to work through them. Looking around, there aren't many adults who have a healthy relationship with or a good understanding of their emotions and feelings.

Also, when I notice am starting to get frustrated with my son, I take a step back and remind myself that it's he who is having a challenging time and that I shouldn't make it mine. That way I don't take on his emotions.

Suffice it to say, am learning every day ;)
I also loved "Raising your Spirited Child" by Mary Sheedy Kurchinka. There seems to be a newer edition out.
Later, I found "How to Talk so your Kids will Listen and Listen so your Kids will Talk" by Adele Faber invaluable... still refer to those concepts.
Another lifesaver for us was "Honey, I Wrecked the Kids" by Alyson Schafer. She is hilarious. You can check out some a brief video of her here: where she talks about 'the children's revolution' which she compares to the women's rights and civil rights movements of earlier generations. At 3:40/4:00 she begins her demo of one of her key concepts, the power struggle, complete with props:-D

Reading to kids I loved Jamberry and the Susan Boynton books, Dr. Seuss and Stephanie's Ponytail (as well as the other Robert Munsch books). Anything lyrical and sing-songy made me feel good reading and I figure that has to be good.
Thank you for all these wonderful suggestions!! <3 Wow the video is really spot on. I love her energy!
 
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Just to add a little humour to the discussion, another little quote (can't recall from where?):
Be kind to your children, for they shall be the ones choosing your nursing homeo_O:D
 
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