This book offers a thorough look at assumptions many people have about the holiday season, a brief history of commercialism associated with the holidays, exercises to help you identify your own family’s true wishes, and inspiration for making changes.
Scientific evidence shows the harm of spanking, yelling and shaming. The following resources can help parents as they break generational patterns and heal, strengthen their relationships with their children and learn new ways to raise their children with calm, love and connection.
Note: much better societal support for parents is needed - and research shows it is effective.
Handout - Wholehearted Family Policies - by Family and Home Network for the State Child Care Administrator's Meeting, 2004, Child Care Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
For decades, La Leche League has been offering excellent, research-based information about breastfeeding to mothers.
Doulas: A doula provides non-medical support to a woman giving birth, and/or to the woman and family after the birth.
Dr. Claudia Gold's blog "speaks to parents, professionals who work with children, and policy makers. I aim to show how contemporary developmental science points us on a path to effective prevention, intervention, and treatment, with the aim of promoting healthy development and wellbeing of all children and families."