Favorite Parenting Resources

This is a collection of our favorite parenting resources as polled from our River Mamas Connect Facebook group! If your favorite isn’t listed please add/link in the comments.


Love & Logic Magic for Early Childhood, by Jim Fay & Charles Fay, PhD

Elevating Childcare: A Guide to Respectful Parenting by Janet Lansbury 

No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline without Shame by Janet Lansbury

You Are Your Child’s First Teacher: Encouraging Your Child’s Natural Development from Birth to Age Six by Rahima Baldwin Dancy

Duct Tape Parenting: The Less is More Approach to Raising Respectful, Responsible and Resilient Kids by Vicki Hoefle

Becoming the Parent You Want To Be: A Sourcebook of Strategies for the First Five Years by Laura Davis & Janis Keyser

What Do You Really Want for Your Children? by Dr. Wayne Dyer

Curriculum of Love: Cultivating the Spiritual Nature of Children by Morgan Simone Daleo

Naturally Healthy Babies and Children: A Commonsense Guide to Herbal Remedies, Nutrition, and Health by Aviva Jill Romm


The Longest Shortest Time – The parenting show for everyone. Surprising and interesting stories about parenting or being parented from people of all walks of life.

Janet Lansbury – Unruffled – helpful, compassionate and respectful advice to parenting questions from a RIE parenting approach.

Your Parenting Mojo – Respectful, research-based parenting ideas to help kids thrive

Sparkle Stories – original audio stories for families around the world.

SparkleCast! – podcast series for parents and educators exploring gentle and effective parenting tools.

Teach Through Love – Conscious Parenting for all ages, lots of free resources.  Check out Lori Petro’s youtube channel “Conscious Parenting Basics” here.

Facebook Groups:

Gentle Parents Unite – “Gentle Parents Unite is a support group — a safe place to seek advice. It is not just about gentle parenting, but about treating all people with kindness and respecting their choices–even when we don’t agree. We are here to hold space for one another, to be supportive, and share the information we have gained through personal experience, links, and other media.”

Do you have any other helpful resources to share? Please post in the comments below!

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