Resources

Broken Open is a series of individual stories designed to show readers how they can grow through major life changes like divorce, job loss, and death. The author is Elizabeth Lesser, the founder of a national center for spiritual retreat and personal growth.
The Faraway Horses is a memoir by Buck Brannaman, a horse trainer who says he had been “bit, kicked, bucked off and run over,” but learned that he would be successful when he could figure out why the horses were doing what they’re doing.
A Mother’s Reckoning is a memoir by Sue Klebold, the mother of Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold. She writes about how she has dealt with the grief and shame from her son’s actions.
The Gardener and the Carpenter argues against the 21st Century model of parenting. The author is Alison Gopnik, a developmental psychiatrist.
Daring Greatly encourages people to embrace vulnerability as a source of power, not weakness. The author is Brene Brown, a social work researcher at the University of Houston and expert in vulnerability and shame.
Hold On to Your Kids guides parents on how to stay attached to their kids so their kids don’t look to their peers for direction instead of their parents. The authors are Gordon Neufeld, a child development expert, and Gabor Mate, an expert in trauma, addiction, stress, and child development.
The Conscious Parent encourages parents to form mutual relationships with their children. The author is Shefali Tsabary, a psychologist.

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