A few of my
colleagues have been incredibly helpful in helping parents
discover Playful Parenting, and I want to return the favor and
point you to their valuable work.
Pam Leo, a
parent educator in Maine, is the author of Connection
Parenting: Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion,
Love Instead of Fear.
founding director of Hand in Hand Parenting, is the
author of an award-winning series of pamphlets called Listening
to Children. Her website is packed with articles and other
information, and much of it is also available in Spanish.
Thompson, my co-author, mentor, and friend, wrote a powerful
book, called The Pressured Child. Do you ever ask your
children, "How was school today?" but don't get a complete
answer (or any answer at all)? Michael's book helps answer this
question for all kinds of kids, from those who seem to breeze
through school to those who dread it. His newest book is called It's a Boy! Check it out.
have supported my work through inspiration. Pamela Haines, of
Philadelphia, used to send out a wonderful printed newsletter
called Our Children Our Selves, and I really missed it when
it ended. Then she started an email newsletter, which did not
focus on parenting but was always inspiring. Now she has joined
the blogosphere, you can read her columns.
United to End Racism (UER) is a group of people
of all ages and backgrounds, in many different countries, who
are dedicated to eliminating racism in the world.
Parents' Action for Children, a
non-partisan organization founded by actor/director Rob Reiner,
is mobilizing parents to stand up for policies that put children
and families first.
A comprehensive interactive resource for
parents and early childhood education professionals on healthy
development of children ages zero
National, nonprofit organization which
works with communities to facilitate the development of
universal playgrounds, accessible and fun for everyone.
Stanley Greenspan, MD is one of the
country’s most influential and innovative child therapists and
Website for an outstanding PBS documentary