I often receive phone calls and emails from parents who want my services, but for a variety of reasons, can’t come in.  A mom wrote recently asking if I knew of a way she could receive parent coaching for free.  Unfortunately, my favorite parenting resource in Austin (Family Connections) has recently shut down, so I didn’t really have a referral for her.  Instead, I offered to create a list of books and other resources that offer information and guidance that I think is reliably good.

So, this is the second of a couple of posts that are intended to be a resource for anyone who would like to learn & focus on their parenting.  (Read #1 here.)  Future posts will include information on where/how to start if you are looking for help for/about your child’s behaviors–in any town.  Stay tuned!


I read a few parenting blogs, some funny, some subjective, some informative.  Here are two of my favorites of the informative ones:

On Parenting: “Parenting may be an art, but there’s a lot of science behind raising healthy, thriving children. Contributing Editor Nancy Shute explores the latest discoveries and developments affecting children’s health and parenting.”

Mamas On Call: “A place where two professional mamas–one a pediatrician, one a family therapist–serve up timely, reliable parenting advice with humor and compassion.”


Sites on special topics/needs:

A blog written by a therapist who specializes in adoption is here.

A website with TONS of information on sensory processing problems & solutions.

Kirk Martin writes a regular free parenting newsletter (and sells CDs and summer camp programs).  I really enjoy his newsletter, it’s often filled with helpful tips, and he’s a good writer who makes complex concepts easier to understand.  You can sign up for his newsletter here.

Two short videos I made (you have to pay, but they are only $2 each) are online: one on shy children, and one on talking with kids about sex.

I have a Pinterest board with a collection of (mostly my own) articles on SWParents.org.

Another Pinterest board with relevant research abstracts (parenting topics, of course.)

So how about you?  What are your favorites?

Update: The folks at this website suggested my readers might be interested in their information about grants for single mothers.