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Books about parenting and mental health are everywhere, and there are new ones coming out all the time. Here are lists of books we've found most helpful in our own parenting experiences.
You'll also find books about mental health for kids. They may come in handy as you talk to your children about mental health and help them understand their own feelings.
Parenting All Ages
Anxious Kids: Anxious Parents
The No Worries Guide to Raising Your Anxious Child
Permission to Feel
The Power of Showing Up
The Explosive Child
How to Raise an Adult
Siblings Without Rivalry
The Whole Brain Child
Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child
The Blessing of a Skinned Knee
Children, Technology and Healthy Development: How to Help Kids be Safe and Thrive Online
Books for Adults
Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life
Heavy: An American Memoir
The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
An Unquiet Mind By: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
Lost Connections: Why You're Depressed and How to Find Hope
The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook
The Highly Sensitive Person
De-Escalate: How to Calm an Angry Person in 90 Seconds or Less
Breathwork: How to Use Your Breath to Change Your Life
How do we decided what to recommend?
We read it ourselves! Every resource we feature on our website is vetted by a CATCH board member or volunteer.