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Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child

This book is twice as long as it needs to be and the writing isn't stellar, but dig a little and you'll find fabulously practical advice buried in the cheesy examples and bad prose. Gottman teaches you how to coach your kids (or anyone's kids) to understand their own emotions and deal with them in constructive ways. To do this, you have to confront the unhealthy ways you were (probably) taught to deal with your emotions as a kid. Painful, but WORTH IT. This book deserves its own post.

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The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder

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This was my lifeline when we first heard the words "sensory processing disorder," and while it was crucial to shaping my understanding of SPD, it shifted my paradigm in more fundamental ways. Filled with practical wisdom that helped me understand that different kids have different needs, and my kid isn't trying to be difficult. Eye-opening and empowering.

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The Highly Sensitive Person

The Highly Sensitive Person

If you're an HSP, your nervous system is more sensitive to physical and/or emotional stimulation than the general population, and about 20% of you fall in that category. If that rings true for you (or someone you love or interact with) this book is life-changing. Highly recommended. (More about highly sensitive people here.)

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Creative You: Using Your Personality Type to Thrive

Creative You: Using Your Personality Type to Thrive

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This book shows you how to boost your creativity by learning more about your Myers-Briggs personality type. I enjoyed it my library copy enough that I bought it, and wrote about it in this post.

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The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

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Brown's two-word summary of this book is be you. It's one of my favorites. Add Audible narration for $3.99.

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Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD: Tips and Tools to Help You Take Charge of Your Life and Get Organized

Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD: Tips and Tools to Help You Take Charge of Your Life and Get Organized

This is a great little handbook I come back to again and again, especially when my home (or my calendar) begins to feel like it's spiraling out of control.

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The Highly Sensitive Child

The Highly Sensitive Child

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This is marketed as the handbook for parenting and caring for highly sensitive children, but I think it's perfect for HSPs who find The Highly Sensitive Person overwhelming because of sensitive content. (For example, the "adult" version goes into great detail about how traumatic physical and emotional abuse is to HSPs. Those chapters were TOUGH.) You can learn everything you need to know about HSPs and HSCs from this book here.

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The Highly Intuitive Child: A Guide to Understanding and Parenting Unusually Sensitive and Empathic Children

The Highly Intuitive Child: A Guide to Understanding and Parenting Unusually Sensitive and Empathic Children

From the publisher: "Do you have a child who can walk into a room and feel 'the vibe' instantly in their body? How about one who may tune into an unspoken conflict between family members or even make a remark to 'be careful!' before you stumble upon a troubling situation. If so, you may be the parent of a highly intuitive, empathic child. All human beings possess intuition and empathy. Highly intuitive children (and adults) are born with a turbo-charge on this trait. Life for these children can be challenging as they grow up in a culture that favors the rational and 5 physical senses. Parents, teachers and therapists can help these children shine with their 6th sense through the guidance outlined in this book."

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