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  • Writer's pictureDrew Harms

Drew's Recommendations

Mental Health Books

In my practice, I often find myself recommending books and resources to my clients to help them gain insight, strategies and information. Today’s post is going to focus on resources for children and parents! There are tons of resources available, but sometimes it is hard to know what to choose or where to start. These are some of my favourites!

Books for parents


Raising a Secure Child- Ken Hoffman Reid, Glenn Cooper, Prett Powell

The Emotional Life of The Toddler – Alicia Lieberman

Parenting from the Inside Out – Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell

The Power of Showing Up– Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne

The Whole Brain Child – Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne


Raising Kids with Big Baffling Behaviours – Robyn Gobbel

Raising a Sensory-Smart Child – Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske

Beyond Behaviours – Mona Delahooke


How to talk so teens will listen and how to listen so teens will talk – Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Podcasts for Parents

Nurture vs Nurture with Dr Wendy Moguel

Unruffled with Janet Lansbury

Play therapy parenting

Taking sense with Dr. Martha

Books for children

General Emotions

In My Heart a Book of Feelings – Jo Witeck

The Colour Monster – Anna Llenas

All Feelings are Okay – Emily Hayes

After The Fall – Dan Santat

Be You – Peter Reynolds

More Targeted about Mental Health

The Animals in My Brain – Sarah Joesph and Rachel Griffiths

When Sadness is at Your Door – Eva Eland

The Invisible String – Patrice Karst and Joanne Lewvreithoff

Go left – Marc Colagivoanni and Peter Reynolds

Other Resources

Big Life Journal – a Growth Mindset Journal

Confident Parents Thriving Kids (anxiety and behaviour stream)– a free phone-based parent program for Parents in BC. A referral from a doctor is required.

Generation Mindful – social and emotional kits and resources

Whether you're a parent looking for guidance, a seasoned parent seeking fresh perspectives, or simply someone who wants to explore to learn more about these topics, this collection of recommendations hopefully can aid you on your journey! If I am missing one of your favourites, please let me know!

*I have no affiliation with any of these products nor do I receive any compensation for these recommendations.


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