Parenting Unconsciously and Conditionally

I believe that most of us have been parenting unconsciously. We think we are doings rationally and logically, but a lot of our interactions with our children are completely based on how we feel at the moment.

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk

In The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, van der Kolk combines his experience with his clients with recent and evolving scientific studies into a single resource for anyone working with trauma survivors. This is a must read for anyone who is eager to heal from their trauma, which could be from one event (like PTSD) or continual trauma (like Complex PTSD).

The Power of Showing Up by Siegal and Bryson

Starting and ending on hope, this parenting book explains the why and how of showing up is the only thing a parent needs to do.