These are just a few of my favourite resources.


Mindfulness/Buddhist Teachings

  • The Noble Eightfold Path, Bhikkhu Bodhi
  • Don’t Look Down on the Defilements, U Tejaniya
  • Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, Sharon Salzberg
  • Taking the Leap, Pema Chodrin
  • The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology, Jack Kornfield
  • The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Awakening: A Paradigm Shift of the Heart, Rodney Smith


  • Hold me Tight: 7 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, Sue Johnson
  • Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, Marshall Rosenberg
  • Fidelity: How to Create a Loving Relationship That Lasts, Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection, Sharon Salzberg


  • Parenting from the Inside Out: How A Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive, Daniel Siegel & Mary Hartzell
  • Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers, Gordon Neufeld & Gabor Mate
  • No-drama Discipline: The Whole-brain Way To Calm The Chaos And Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, Daniel Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson

Mindfulness and Meditation Practices for Children

  • Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children, Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids, Eline Snel
  • Building Emotional Intelligence: Techniques to Cultivate Inner Strength in Children, Linda Lantieri & Daniel Goleman (all 3 of these include a cd)

Children’s Books

  • Steps and Stones: An Anh’s Anger Story, Gail Silver & Christiane Kromer
  • Take the Time: Mindfulness for Kids, Maud Roegiers
  • The Three Questions, Jon J. Muth


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