Parent Education Resources

booksLVPPP has a number of parenting related books and videos that members are encouraged to sign out. These are very helpful if you have missed a Parent Education session and have to make up an Alternate Parent Education.

Here is a list of our favourite books, websites and speakers:



Boy Smarts” and “Boys on Target” (book) Barry MacDonald
Child’s Play Silken Laumann
Drop the Worry Ball Alex Russell
Hold On to Your Kids Gordon Neufeld
How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids will Talk Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Kids Are Worth It Barbara Coloroso
Last Child in the Woods Richard Louv
Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott
Parenting from the Inside Out” (book and DVD) and “The Whole Brain Child” (book and DVD) Dr. Dan Siegel
Positive Discipline Jane Nelsen
Raising Your Spirited Child Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Saleema Noon reading list (body awareness) Saleema Noon
Simplicity Parenting Kim John Payne and Lisa M. Ross
Siblings Without Rivalry Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish


Anxiety BC Parent Resources

  •  Anxiety Disorders Association of BC (Anxiety BC) is a non profit organization that works to increase awareness about anxiety disorders and promote education and evidence based treatments. This website includes information for parents on anxiety and helping your anxious child.

Dr. Dan Siegel

  • Dr. Dan Siegel’s website includes books, DVDs, resources and research on the human mind (neuroscience) and well-being.
    • The Whole Brain Child (DVD & book) includes strategies to nurture your child’s developing mind and survive parenting struggles.
    • Parenting from the Inside Out (DVD)

Gordon Neufeld

  • Dr. Gordon Neufeld’s website includes books, DVDs, audio downloads, and courses on an attachment based developmental model of parenting.

Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott: Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way

  • The Positive Discipline Program was created by Dr. Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott. The Positive Discipline website makes resources accessible to Canadians through workshops, classes, books, and downloads.


The Alder Centre:

  • The Alder Centre houses the Alderian Psychology Association of BC and offers education, workshops and services that benefit parents and families.

Kidpower Workshop:

  • Kidpower Vancouver is a non-profit society in BC and a local centre for Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International. Kidpower teaches people safety skills to parents and the website includes workshops, articles and resources.


Colleen Drobot:

  • Counselling for adults, adolescents and parents and present workshops for parents based on the work of Dr. Gordon Neufeld.

Chris Burt:

  • Parenting and Family Development specialist.

Dr. Denis Boyd:

  • Marriage workshop, counselling and education.

Dyan Spear:

Lisa Bolton, MBA:

Sandra-Lynn Shortall, District Principal, Early Learning

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