families

Here are a few curated ideas for families. We have a much larger selection in our Phase Shop (think "toddler phase", "teen phase"...and everything in between!) Our Phase Shop is usually open on Sunday mornings and you can shop titles for all ages and stages of the kids in your life, along with some fun reads, movies and magazine. 





WEBSITES & APPS

  • parent Cue

    Parent Cue is a Christian website and app focused on resourcing parents, grandparents and guardians as they raise children and teens. This is an awesome resource that includes blogs, podcasts, books and many other helpful links.

    Get the App: Apple App Store roundedappstore  or Google Play roundedgoogleplay

  • common sense media

    Common Sense Media rates movies, TV shows, podcasts, books, and more so families can feel good about the entertainment choices they make for their kids. We offer the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based ratings and reviews. Our timely parenting advice supports families as they navigate the challenges and possibilities of raising kids in the digital age.

  • Happily Family

    Happily Family is a parenting website including free articles and interviews with experts in child and adolescent development as well as access to free and paid workshops. Happily Family is passionate about helping parents communicate effectively with their kids.

  • Mind Yeti

    Mind Yeti teaches children and families how to relax, focus, and show more compassion to ourselves and others through mindfulness. There are many free guided audio and video activities, also available in Spanish.

books

Some of the book links will take you to Amazon. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

  • How to Hug a porcupine: Negotiating the Prickly Points of the Tween Years

    How to Hug a Porcupine. This is a book on how to better understand, communicate, and connect with your tween. It’s rich with practical tips, real-life stories, and insights on this pivotal time in a child’s development —  by Julie A. Ross M.A.

  • the grown up's guide to teenage humans

    The Grown-Up's Guide to Teenage Humans: How to Decode Their Behavior, Develop Unshakable Trust, and Raise a Respectable Adult

    A practical guide to understanding teens from bestselling author and global youth advocate Josh Shipp.

  • united in autism

    United In Autism: Finding Strength Inside the Spectrum When faced with challenge and hardship, we seek allies, support, and advice from those who have been through similar situations.

  • Parenting Your New Baby

    A Guide to Making The Most of the "I Need You Now" Phase

    There is a separate Phase book for each year of a child's development to 18 years. Find them hereAlso available in our Phase Shop.

  • 1-2-3 Magic

    Are you the parent of a strong-willed child? Is bedtime a nightly battle? Are you looking to get your kids to behave without yelling? Whether you have a toddler, preschooler, or school-aged child, this gentle parenting book can help you create a calm, happy home. Purchase options.

  • the whole brain child

    In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. Purchase options