For Educators and Parents

Books & Articles

Arnett, Jeffry Jensen. The Evidence for Generation We Against Generation Me (article)

Arnett, Jeffry Jensen and Elizabeth Fishel. When Will My Grown-Up Kid Grow Up? Loving and Understanding Your Emerging Adult.

Bensen, Peter. Sparks: How Parents Can Help Ignite the Hidden Strengths of Teenagers.

Bradley, Michael. Yes, Your Teen is Crazy!: Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind.

Brookfield, Stephen. The Skillful Teacher: On Technique, Trust, and Responsiveness in the Classroom.

Brooks, Robert and Sam Goldstein. Raising Resilient Children: Fostering Strength, Hope, and Optimism in Your Child.

Brooks, Robert and Sam Goldstein. Raising a Self-Disciplined Child: Help Your Child Become More Responsible, Confident, and Resilient.

Suggested Articles by Robert Brooks:

  • The Stories of Our Families: How Much Do We Truly Know?
  • My Child Has Achieved More Than Your Child”
  • Race to Nowhere”: Stress and Our Youth (Parts I, II, III)
  • Choice and Input: We All Want Our Voices to Be Heard
  • To Nurture Caring and Empathy in Children: Let’s Rely on Modeling and Action, Not Lecturing
  • Raising a Self-Disciplined Child (Parts I and II)
  • Pressurized Children, Pressurized Adults: Let’s Find Time for Play

CAMH. Barankin, Tatyana and Nazilla Khanlou. Growing Up Resilient: Ways to Build Resilience in Children and Youth.

Chapman, Gary. Discovering the 5 Love Languages at School (Grades 1-6)

Chapman, Gary. Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World.

Chapman, Gary. The 5 Love Languages of Children.

Chapman, Gary. The 5 Love Languages Teenagers.

Cohen-Sandler, Roni. Stressed Out Girls: Helping Them Thrive in the Age of Pressure.

Colorosso, Barbara. Just Because It’s Not Wrong Doesn’t Make It Right: Teaching Kids to Think and Act Ethically.

Colorosso, Barbara. Kids are Worth It! Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline.

Colorosso, Barbara. Parenting with Wit and Wisdom in Times of Chaos and Loss.

Colorosso, Barbara. The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to Highschool – How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle.

Cote, James. Arrested Adulthood: The Changing Nature of Maturity and Identity.

Cote, James and Anton Allahar. Ivory Tower Blues: A University System in Crisis.

Ginsburg, Kenneth. Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings.

Ginsburg, Kenneth. Reaching Teens: Strength-Based Communication Strategies to Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development.

Jay, Meg. The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now.

Kang, Shimi. The Dolphin Way: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy and Motivated Kids Without Turning into a Tiger.

Lerner, Richard. The Good Teen: Rescuing Adolescence from the Storm and Stress Years.

Mogel, Wendy. The Blessing of a B Minus: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Resilient Teenagers.

Palmer, Parker. The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life.

Palmer, Parker and Arthur Zajonc. The Heart of Higher Education: A Call to Renewal.

Payne, Kim John. Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids.

Reivich, Karen and Andrew Shatte. The Resilience Factor: 7 Keys to Finding Your inner Strength and Overcoming Life’s Hurdles.

Siegel, Daniel and Tina Payne Bryson. The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind.

Tough, Paul. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character.

Tsabary, Shefali. The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering our Children.

Wente, Margaret. Why kids need to fail to succeed in school. (Globe and Mail article).

Web-based Resources:

Bolstering Resilience in Students: Teachers as Protective Factors. Hurlington, Kingsley in The Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat (Ontario)

Building Resilience in Young Children: Booklet for Parents of Children from Birth to Six Years.Best Start Resource Centre, funded by the Government of Ontario.

From Risk to Resilience: Final Report for the Canadian Council on Learning.

Kids Can Cope: Parenting Resilient Children at Home and at School. The Psychology Foundation of Canada.

Resilience Guide for Parents and Teachers. American Psychological Association.

Resiliency in Children – Fact Sheet. Saskatchewan Ministry of Health.

Resources for Teachers – Children’s Mental Health Ontario

Health Transitions: Promoting Resilience and Mental Health in Young Adolescents