By Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports
This week on Idaho Reports, I talked to Dr. Roger Olson, a psychologist with St. Luke’s Children’s Center for Neurobehavioral Medicine. He offered up a list of resources for parents and guardians who are concerned about their children’s mental and emotional well-being. For the full interview, watch this week’s Idaho Reports. Idaho Reports airs Fridays at 8 pm on Idaho Public Television, and is available online after it airs at idahoptv.org/idahoreports.
Books on parenting:
Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman
Brain-Based Parenting by Daniel Hughes
The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel Siegel and Tina PayneThe Explosive Child by Ross Greene is an additional recommended resource for parents that focuses on establishing a collaborative problem-solving approach with children who exhibit behavior difficulties.
Mindfulness Skills for Kids and Teens by Debra Burdick gives good strategies for building emotion regulation skills.
Parenting that Works: Building Skills that Last a Lifetime by Edward Christophersen and Susan Mortweet offers many useful ideas for developing self-soothing or self-quieting skills.
Books on managing anxiety in children:
Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance by Christopher McCurry
Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child’s Fears, Worries, and Phobias by Tamar E. Chansky
Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents by Ronald M. Rapee
In addition, PBS Kids offers online resources for parents: How To Talk To Your Kids About Coronavirus.