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Books about parenting and mental health are everywhere, and there are new ones coming out all the time. Here are lists of books we've found most helpful in our own parenting experiences.
You'll also find books about mental health for kids. They may come in handy as you talk to your children about mental health and help them understand their own feelings.
If you don't see what you are looking for here, try this list of 75 Children's Books About Mental Health provided by the Child Mind Institute.
Parenting All Ages
Anxious Kids: Anxious Parents
Boy Without Instructions: Surviving the Learning Curve of Parenting a Child with ADHD
Children, Technology and Healthy Development: How to Help Kids be Safe and Thrive Online
How to Raise an Adult
Permission to Feel
Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child
Siblings Without Rivalry
The Blessing of a Skinned Knee
The Explosive Child
The No Worries Guide to Raising Your Anxious Child
The Power of Showing Up
The Explosive Child
The Self-Driven Child
The Whole Brain Child
What Do You Say?
Children & Self-Acceptance
Happiness Doesn't Come From Headstands
The Secret Words
I'm Gonna Like Me
I am Enough
A Bad Case of Stripes
It's Okay To Make Mistakes
It's Okay: Being Kind to Yourself When Things Feel Hard
Nothing's Wrong: A Hare, A Bear and Some Pie to Share
It Was Supposed to Be Sunny
Right Now, I Am Kind
You Should, You Should
Beware the Blue Bagoo
Books for Adults
Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life
Heavy: An American Memoir
The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
An Unquiet Mind By: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
Lost Connections: Why You're Depressed and How to Find Hope
The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook
The Highly Sensitive Person
De-Escalate: How to Calm an Angry Person in 90 Seconds or Less
Breathwork: How to Use Your Breath to Change Your Life
How do we decided what to recommend?
We read it ourselves! Every resource we feature on our website is vetted by a CATCH board member or volunteer.