Sunday 21 April 2013

Books on Pregnancy, Fertility, Parenting, LGBTQ, Communication & Trauma

These are some of the books I like, use and recommend to my clients.

Pregnancy & Fertility:
The Pregnancy & Postpartum Anxiety Workbook. Pamela Wiegartz & Kevin Gyoerkoe, 2009.
What he can expect when she’s not expecting. How to support your wife, save your marriage and conquer infertility. Marc Sedaka with Dr. Gregory Rosen, 2011.
The couples guide to In Vitro Fertilization. Everything you need to know to maximize your chances of success. Liza Charlesworth, 2004.

Parenting from the inside out. How a deeper self-understanding can help you raise children who thrive. Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell, 2003.
Finding Our Way. Life with triplets, quadruplets and quintuplets. Edited by Suzanne Lyons, Canada, 2001.
Go The F**K To Sleep. Adam Mansbach & illustrated by Ricardo Cortes, 2011.
Tug of War. A judges verdict on separation, custody battles and the bitter realities of family court. (Canadian) Mr. Justice Harvey Brownstone, 2009.
Real Boys. Rescuing our sons from the myths of boyhood. William Pollack, 1998.
Packaging Boyhood. Saving our sons from superheroes, slackers, and other media stereotypes. Lyn Mikel Brown, Sharron Lamb and Mark Tappan.
Packaging Girlhood. Rescuing our daughters from marketers’ schemes. Sharo Lamb and Lyn Mikel Brown.
Boys on Target. Raising boys into men of courage and compassion. Barry MacDonald, 2012.
Pink Brain. Blue Brain. How small differences grow into troublesome gaps - and what we can do about it. Lise Eliot, 2009.


The New Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy & Birth. Stephanie Brill, 2006.
Who’s Your Daddy? And Other Writings on Queer Parenting. Edited by Rachel Epstein, 2009.
No More Secrets. Violence in Lesbian Relationships. Janice Ristock, 2002.
Does this baby make me look straight? Confessions of a gay dad. Dan Bucatinsky, 2012.
The lesbian parenting book. A guide to creating families and raising children. Merilee Clunis and Dorsey Green, 2003.
She looks just like you. A memoir of (nonbiological lesbian) motherhood. Amie Klempnauer Miller, 2010.

Wellness & Communication:
Non-Violent Communication. A language of life. Marshall Rosenberg, 2005.
30 Scripts for Relaxation Imagery & Inner Healing, Volume 1. Edited by Julie Lusk, 1992.
How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything. A workbook on self-discovery. 1988.
At Our Core. Women writing about power. Sandra Haldeman Mark,1998.

Healing the Trauma of Abuse. A women’s workbook. Mary Copeland & Maxine Harris, 2000.
Growing Beyond Survival. A self-help tool kit for managing traumatic stress. Elizabeth Vermilyea, 2000.
Women, Anger & Depression. Strategies for self empowerment. Lois Frankel, 1992.
The PTSD Workbook. Simple, effective techniques for overcoming trauma stress symptoms. Mary Beth Williams & Soili Poijula, 2002.

Tuesday 16 April 2013

Books for kids and kids at heart

There are so many great children's books, these are a few I use in my sessions and recommend to families (and adults too!)

Bullying and Teasing
Don’t Pick On Me. Help for kids to stand up to & deal with bullies. Susan Eikov Green, 2010.
Mookey the Monkey Gets Over Being Teased. Heather Lonczak & illustrated by Marcy Ramsey,     2007.
Finklehopper Frog. (teasing) Irene Livingston, illustrations by Brian Lies. 2003.
We Can Get Along. A child’s book of choices. Lauren Payne and illustrated by Claudia Rohling, 1997.

A Volcano In My Tummy. Helping children to handle anger. Elaine Whitehouse & Warwick Pudney, 1996.

Sexual Abuse and Prevention
Not In Room 204. (child sexual abuse). Shannon Riggs & illustrated by Jaime Zollars, 2007.
I Belong To Me. As told by Sam and Samantha... (safe guarding against inappropriate touch). Barbara Jeffery & Linda Kemp, illustrated by Lynne Atkinson, 1984.

When Kathy is Keith. Wallace Wong, 2001.
King and King. Linda de Haan & Stern Nijland, 2000.
One Dad, Two Dads, Brown Dad Blue Dads. Jonny Valentine, illustrated by Melody Sarecky 1994.
ABC. A family alphabet book. Bobbie Combs, illustrated by Brian & Desiree Rappa, 2000.
And Tango Makes Three. Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell, illustrated by Henry Cole, 2005.
In Our Mother's House. Patricia Polacco, 2009
Mommy, Mama and Me. Leslea Newman and illustrated by Carol Thompson, 2009.
Daddy, Papa and Me. Leslea Newman and illustrated by Carol Thompson,  2009.

Family, Values and Encouragement
The Family Book. Todd Parr, 2003. (and anything else Todd Parr!) (inc. LGBTQ)
The Other Side. Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis, 2001.
The Trouble With Dragons. Debie Gliori, 2008.
You Choose. Nick Sharratt and Pippa Goodhart, 2003.
Oh, The Places You'll Go. Dr. Seuss, 1990.
It’s Okay To Be Different. Todd Parr, 2001.
Big Words For Little People. Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell, 2008.
The Great Big Book Of Families. Mary Hoffman, illustrated by Ros Asquith, 2011. (inc. LGBTQ)

 Sexual Education
What Makes A Baby. Cory Silverberg illustrated by Fiona Smyth, 2012.
It’s Not The Stork. A book about girls, boys, babies, bodies, families and friends. (Ages 4 and up). Robie Harris and illustrated by Michael Emberley, 2006.
It’s So Amazing. A book about eggs, sperm, birth, babies and families. (Ages 7 and up). Robie Harris, illustrated by Michael Emberley, 2002.
It’s Perfectly Normal. Changing bodies, growing up, sex & sexual health. (Ages 10 and up). Robie Harris and illustrated by Michael Emberley.