Parenting Resources

Parent with two children.

Quaranteenagers: Strategies for Parenting in Close Quarters by Dr. Lisa Damour (Article)
Dr. Damour spoke to the community on May 7, 2020 via Zoom on the topic of "Managing Stress, Anxiety, and Parenting Under COVID-19" as part of our Heart of the Matter Speaker and Film Series.

The Collapse of Parenting, Girls on the Edge, Boys Adrift and Why Gender Matters by Leonard Sax, MD PhD, (Website)
Physician, psychologist and author, Dr. Sax is an expert on issues of child and adolescent development. Dr. Sax presented "Beyond Resilience" at the Academy of the Sacred Heart. View the event supplement, including links to the research referenced, here.

Erika's Lighthouse (Website)
communities about teen depression, eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness and empower teens to take charge of their mental health.

Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition (Website)
The Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition's (BBCC) mission is to raise awareness and mobilize the entire community to prevent the abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, with a primary focus on our youth.

The Spiritual Child by Lisa Miller, PhD (Website)
In The Spiritual Child, psychologist Lisa Miller presents the next big idea in psychology: the science and the power of spirituality.

How to Raise Successful Kids (TED Talk)
By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren't actually helping. At least, that's how Julie Lythcott-Haims sees it.

Common Sense Media (Website)
Helps families make smart decisions in a world of media and technology. Includes material on Device-Free Dinners.

NetSmartz (Website)
Provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer online.