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Parent Resource Library

The KHPS Parent Resource Library was created to provide parents with the information they need to engage in healthy conversations with their kids; create a positive and mindful home environment for children to learn, and support them during difficult times.

How do I check out a book?

To check out a book, visit the KHPS Makerspace, find your book, and sign it out in the Parent Resource Library binder located at the main desk. Books are checked out using the honour system so please return it in a reasonable amount of time so others may access it.

How do I return a book?

When you are finished with your book, please return it to the KHPS Makerspace and sign it back in by writing down the required information in the Parent Resource Library binder.

How do I request a new resource?

If there is a particular book or resource you would like to see added to the Parent Resource Library, please email [email protected].

What resources are available?

Drop the Worry Ball – Dr. Alex Russell
Keys to parenting your anxious child – Katharina Manassis

Anxiety – books for kids
The Kissing Hand – Audrey Penn
Chester the Brave – Audrey Penn
The Invisible String – Patrice Karst
The huge bag of worries – Virginia Ironside
I don’t want to go to school: Helping children cope with separation anxiety – Nancy Pando
What to do when you worry too much: a kid’s guide to overcoming anxiety – Dawn Huebner

Friendship and Bullying
Little Girls can be Mean – Michelle Anthony & Reyna Lindert
The bully, the bullied, and the not-so innocent bystander – Barbara Coloroso
The unwritten rules of friendship: simple strategies to help your child make friends – Nathalie Madorsky Elman & Eileen Kennedy-Moore

Learning Differences
The Loving Push: How Parents and Professionals can help spectrum kids become successful adults – Temple Grandin & Debra Moore
A parent’s guide to gifted children – James T Webb
Helping Boys Succeed in School – Terry W Neu & Rich Weinfeld
The survival guide for kids with LD* (*learning differences) – Gary Fisher & Rhoda Cummings
Learning Disabilities A to Z: A complete guide to learning disabilities from preschool to adulthood – Corinne Smith & Lisa Strick
Lost at school: Why our kids with behavioral challenges are falling through the cracks and how we can help them – Ross W. Greene

Parenting from the Inside Out – Daniel Siegel
Connected Parenting – Jennifer Kolari
How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk – Adele Faber
The Explosive Child – Ross W. Greene
Simplicity Parenting – Kim John Payne & Lisa M Ross
Honey I Wrecked the Kids – Alyson Schafer
Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids – Laura Markham
Mindset: the New Psychology of Success – Carol S. Dweck
The Whole-Brain Child – Daniel J. Siegel
Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively – Garry Chapman
Hold onto your kids: why parents need to matter more than peers – Dr. Gordon Neufeld
Raising a thinking pre-teen – Myrna B Shure
Keeping your kids out front without kicking them from behind – Ian Toffer & Theresa Foy Digeronimo
Waking up: A parent’s guide to mindful awareness & connection – Raelynn Maloney

Skill building
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens – Sean Covey
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Workbook – Sean Covey
Building Emotional Intelligence: Practices to Cultivate Inner Resilience in Children – Linda Lantieri
Freeing your Child from Negative Thinking: Powerful, Practical Strategies to Build a Lifetime of Resilience, Flexibility, and Happiness – Amar E. Chansky
Parenting your stressed child: 10 Mindfulness-based stress reduction practices to help your child manage stress and build essential life skills – Michelle L. Bailey

Subject help
Bringing Math Home: A Parent’s Guide to Elementary School Math: Games, Activities, Projects – Suzanne L. Churchman

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