Want to further explore the concept of Positive Parenting?

Dr. Tina Bryson
“No Drama Discipline in a Nutshell”

Dr. Dan Siegel~ “Presence, Parenting and the Planet”

No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind

Highlighting the fascinating link between a child’s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, No-Drama Discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears—without causing a scene.

Defining the true meaning of the “d” word (to instruct, not to shout or reprimand), the authors explain how to reach your child, redirect emotions, and turn a meltdown into an opportunity for growth. By doing so, the cycle of negative behavior (and punishment)
is essentially brought to a halt,
as problem-solving becomes a win/win situation.

Positive Parenting Podcasts

Best-selling author Dr. Tina Payne Bryson discusses how we can show up for our kids even when they’re making it really hard for us, how we can stay regulated when sh*t hits the fan, how we can gage if we have a ‘secure attachment’ (and why that matters), and what to do when you find yourself in a pressure cooker situation and parenting for an audience. We use Dr. Bryson’s latest book, co-authored with Dan Siegel: The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired (A Ballantine Hardcover, On-Sale January 7, 2020) as a jumping-off point for our discussion
Parenting expert and multiple best-selling author Dr. Laura Markham breaks down the three keys to successful discipline, how to properly model emotions and conflict resolution, and the coveted recipe for raising happy, resilient kids.

Positive Parenting Articles and Websites

Meghan Leahy is a parent coach with a regular advice column in the Washing Post.
Dr. Lee might be her biggest fan! 

Dr. Laura Markham

“Surviving Arsenic Hour:  When hunger, homework, and exhaustion merge into one big emotional accident waiting to happen”: 

How To Use Family Meetings To Build a Closer Family”

Dr. Tina Bryson and Dr. Dan Siegel

What Is A Whole-Brain Child? The 4 S’s To Ensure A Secure Attachment

Dr. Jane Nelsen’s; Positive Discipline

Positive Parenting Books

Positive Discipline:
The Classic Guide to Helping Children
Develop Self Discipline, Responsibility,
Cooperation, and Problem-Solving Skills
by Dr. Jane Nelsen

Peaceful Parent: 
Happy Kids:  How to Stop
Yelling and Start Connecting by Dr. Laura Markham

Community Programs

Docs in the Park Reach out and Read Girls on the Run United Way of Frederick Maryland Interagency Early Childhood Committee Mental Health Association LiveWell Frederick Family Resource, Information & Education Network for Down Syndrome