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Tried and True: A List of Favorite Resources

Since NPEN encourages information sharing, professional development and networking opportunities we thought it only appropriate to share our Councils ‘best’ resources discussion at our annual NPEN meeting from MN in April 2013.

We believe all parents/families should have the information, resources and support needed to provide a nurturing relationship and an optimal environment that will encourage their children’s healthy growth and development.  So below are some ideas to help you enhance your work with children and families.  (The resources listed are in no particular order, and no funds were exchanged for inclusion on this list.)

Feel free to begin sharing your best resources!

– Ann Corwin, Ph. D., M. Ed.
Co-Chair of Communications, National Parenting Education Network 


How Children Succeed by Paul Tough (PPE) parenting curriculum in Texas

Mom’s House, Dad’s House by Isolina Ricci

Mindset by Carol Dweck

Parenting From the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel

Reflective Dialogue Parent Education Design

How to Listen so Parents will Talk and Talk so Parents will Listen”   by John and Rita Sommers-Flanagan

Square Peg

Arkansas Extension E-Newsletters

Navigating Life’s Journeys

Family Resource Centers (all across the country)

Attachment Parenting by Dr. Wm. Sears

Emotional Coaching by Gottman

Talaris Brain Research by John Medina

Handbook of Parenting (2nd edition, 5 volumes) (Editor Marc Bornstein)

 Mind in the Making by Ellen Gallinsky

Go to to access what parents are talking about and wanting to know about, worried about & interests

 WOW (Workshops on Workshops Hippy Trainers) by Aurelio M. Montemayor (resource guide on how adults learn) The manual develops a trainer’s expertise on how to present to adults in many settings, utilizing all learning styles and presentation modes.  It is a nuts to bolts ranging from interest levels, language abilities, room set-up, etc. (  

Contact organization:  Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA), 5815 Callaghan, Suite 101, San Antonio, TX 78228

 Colorin Colorado (Bilingual monthly newsletter for parents on literacy, language development, academic achievement) Sponsored by AFT (American Federation of Teachers)

 Navigating Life’s Journey is part of a web link from the University of Arkansas’s Cooperative Extension :

The Between Parent and Child book by Ginott, (Goddard revised)

Children’s Emotional Health

Brain Rules for Baby by John Medina.

Is This a Phase? by  Helen F Neville

52 Weeks of Parenting Wisdom: Effective Strategies for Raising Happy, Responsible Kids by Meg Akabas.  Published by Parenting Solutions Press (November 16, 2012)

Reflective Dialogue Parent Education Design (RDPED)

 Zero To Three journal in September 2005. Here is the reference &

Parent’s Guide to Emotional Coaching Young Children  by Kimberley C. Blaine

 Thomas, R., Cooke, B., & Scott, M. (2005). Strengthening parent-child relationships: The reflective dialogue parent education designZero To Three26(1), 27-34.

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1 Comment to “Tried and True: A List of Favorite Resources”
  1. A suggested resource to add to the list:
    Terrific Toddlers: A Facilitator’s Resource Guide
    Published by Alberta Health Services, Alberta, Canada (2009)