General Resources

These are some of my favorite articles, books and resources.  It is by no means exhaustive.  If you are looking for a specific resource, please feel free to contact me.  I am frequently updating and adding to the resources. 

COVID-19 Resources

101 Suggestions for Taking Care of Yourself When it All Feels Like Too Much, Annie Wright Psychotherapy, 3/19/2016

That Discomfort You are Feeling is Grief by Scott Berinato, 3/23/2020, This is one piece worth putting at the top of your reading list. Great tips for how to process everything swimming around in our heads.

Reframing Family Quarantine, Dr. Tori Cordiano, 3/17/2020

The CDC: Resource to Manage Anxiety and Stress: Everyone reacts differently to the emotions surrounding COVID-19. CDC offers tips for coping with stress for the general public, parents, families and children, first responders, and people who have been released from quarantine.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus: An article that offers a list of ways you can talk to your kids about the coronavirus. This article is intended to help you introduce a challenging topic to your children in a simple way that they can easily digest.

General Parenting:

 

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives, by Maria Popova 

 

How to Be a Strength-Based Parent, by Lea Waters, Greater Good Magazine (10/2/18), 

 

The Science of Emotional Regulation  

Knowing Neuroscience Can Make You a Better Parent, Big Think, by Philip Perry, (9/2017)

 

What is Mindful Parenting, by Jon Kabat-Zinn,, Ph.D (12/7/14), 

 

What Your Teen (Who Won't Talk to You) Really Needs You to Know, by Kimberly Hiss (Readers Digest) https://www.rd.com/advice/parenting/what-your-teen-wishes-you-knew/

Tips on Promoting Healthy Screen Use/Habits

 

8 Alternatives to Raising Your Voice with Your Child, by Lexi Walters Wright, 

Videos for Caregivers About Effective Mental Health Care (Society of Clinical and Adolescent Psychology)

Understood.org:   excellent resource for parents of children ages 3-20 whose children struggle with learning and/or attention issues.

Books for Parents:

Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children's Behavioral Challenges, by Mona Delahooke

The Importance of Mindset

Mindset, by Carol Dweck

Explanation of Mindsets (from Dear Anxiety podcast, 8/30/2019)

School Support

What is the difference between Educational Testing and a Neuropsychological Evaluation

Common Problems & Helpful Solutions for Your IEP/504 Plan, by Lillian Wong

Transitioning to College: A Four-Year Road Map for Students and Parents, by Susan Yellin, Esq.

Social Skills:  

Social Thinking, Teaching Social Competencies, 

Technology/Screentime Resources

Unplug: Raising Kids in a Technology Addicted World, by Lisa Strohman

YouTube Tips (from National Online Safety)

9 Top Tips to Get Smart About Children's Devices (National Online Safety)

What Children Need to Know About Online Bullying (National Online Safety)

How and When to Limit Technology Use, New York Times, Melanie Pinola

Teen Boys & Gaming: The 10 Agreements for Healthy Balance, by Maggie Dent

When Should You Come Between a Teenager and Their Phone,  Child Mind Institute, by JoJo Marshall 

Trauma:

 

The Impact of Trauma, (blog post) 

Understanding and Working with the Window of Tolerance 11/25/2017, Lori Gill RP, MACP


Merrimack River Wellness: LGBTQ+ inclusive and supportive counseling services in Newburyport.