Additional Information

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These resources bring valuable additional information to the topics in this book. The most current editions are listed. Some books have older copyright dates but are important resources for today as they contain groundbreaking information that is crucial and just as timely today as when they were written.

Gavin De Becker: The Gift of Fear (2021) Back Bay Books/Little, Brown & Co.

Expert on violence and how to avoid it, Gavin De Becker provides a fascinating look at how our intuition and emotions, and the survival signals they give, which we are often taught to ignore, can literally save our lives and the lives of those we love.

Doc Childre & Howard Martin with Donna Beech: The HeartmathR Solution: Proven Techniques for Developing Emotional Intelligence Paperback (2011) Piatkus Books.

An introduction to landmark research showing, finally, that the heart is the center of our intelligence, and if we listen to our heart’s messages, it can lead us to a better life and a better world.

Carla Hannaford, Ph.D.: Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head (2005) Great River Books.

A powerful exploration of the brain, how it works, how it develops from the earliest moments of life, and how to keep ourselves and our children alive and well throughout life.

Alice Miller: The Drama of the Gifted Child The Search for the True Self, Revised Edition (2008) Basic Books.

Originally named Prisoners of Childhood, this book is for all of us. To understand that the slights and hurts, and at times outright abuse, that occurred in our childhoods follow us throughout our lives, without being recognized for what they are, brings us to a point where we can make the changes we may have wanted to make for a long time.

Dr. James Gilligan: Violence: Reflections on a National Epidemic (1996) Vintage Books, Random House.

Without excusing violent behavior in any way, prison psychiatrist Dr. James Gilligan helps to answer the question, Why? He points out that most extreme violence is perpetrated by only 7% of the population, and some of the reasons are surprising. For everyone who has shaken their head in disbelief and wondered, why and how such violence can occur. A sometimes shocking but absorbing book.

Childbirth

Sarah Buckley, MD: Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering (2009) Crown Publishing Group, Random House.

Obstetrician Dr. Sarah Buckley, whose four children were birthed at home, goes into detail explaining how beneficially women can take back the childbirth process, for a better experience for mother, child, and society, as well as why we need and would want to do this.

Suzanne Arms: Immaculate Deception II (1994) Celestial Arts.

Suzanne Arms provides crucial information often not available to mothers and mothers-to-be, to give a whole new perspective on the birth process.

Frédérick Leboyer and Frederich Leboyer: Birth Without Violence (2009) Healing Arts Press.

French obstetrician who delivered 10,000 babies, Dr. Frederick Leboyer was able to see the birth process through the baby’s eyes, and understand that the newborn is sensitive and aware, unlike what was believed in the past. His natural birth process was adopted all over the world. Compelling reading.

Childrearing

Dr. Daniel Siegel and T. Bryson: The Whole Brain Child (2012) Bantam Books.

French obstetrician who delivered 10,000 babies, Dr. Frederick Leboyer was able to see the birth process through the baby’s eyes, and understand that the newborn is sensitive and aware, unlike what was believed in the past. His natural birth process was adopted all over the world. Compelling reading.

Drs. Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson: Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys (2000) Random House.

For anyone concerned about the welfare of boys and teens, this book illuminates the true sensitive nature of boys and how to nurture them to becomes sensitive, caring adults.

Dr. Robert Epstein: The Case Against Adolescence (2007) Quill Driver Books.

A unique look at the rich abilities and potential of adolescents, and how they can do and be so much more than they are allowed to be at this point in time.

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and G. DeGaetano: Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill (2014) Crown Publishing Group, Random House.

Military psychologist Lt. Col Dave Grossman gives us surprising facts and information about what leads youngsters to turn to violence in our society, and how to correct this. A must-read book.

SimplicityParenting.com

Family consultant Kim John Payne, who wrote Simplicity Parenting (Ballantine books, 2010), explains his findings about how children and teens today are very stressed by the number of activities parents think they must enroll them in, in order to be “good parents.” A beautiful video on this site illuminates the issue, and the site provides many excellent recommendations to simplify our lives and reduce anxiety, to everyone’s benefit!  SimplicityParenting.com

The parenting website of the American Academy of Pediatrics has many great ideas and recommendations for parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles everywhere. Go there and enjoy!  HealthyChildren.org

Broadcasts and Podcasts

Both of the websites below cover a side variety of topics; you are sure to find something in their audio programs that appeals to you.

New Dimensions

Michael Toms at New Dimensions Radio has for many years been interviewing fascinating people who are on the forefront of knowledge and wisdom, and have a truly unique perspective on every topic imaginable.

Living Dialogues

Duncan Campbell of Living Dialogues has been dialoguing with people on his program in such a way that new information and insight comes to light in a way that has never emerged before.