These are some of my favourite books to help increase knowledge and support for teachers and parents, who are supporting children who are struggling with their emotions.
THE BOOK YOU WISH YOUR PARENTS HAD READ
This is such a helpful book for any parent to read to better understand their own parenting style and gives helpful information about why certain parenting techniques might benefit your child. It is really easy to read and invites you to reflect on your own childhood experience and how this might impact the way you parent.
KNOW ME TO TEACH ME by Louise Bomber
For anyone with an interest in schools and inclusive practice this book helps you really think about what a child experiences and why they might behave in the way they do and how adults, staff and professionals can work to better understand and support our most vulnerable children.
INSIDE I’M HURTING
PRACTICAL STRATEGIES FOR SUPPORTING CHILDREN WITH ATTACHMENT DIFFICULTIES IN SCHOOLS BY LOUISE MICHELLE BOMBER
For teachers and staff working with children to better understand the impact of attachment difficulties. This book contains helpful tips and advice for working with children presenting with emotional difficulties.
WHY LOVE MATTERS BY SUE GERHARDT
A useful book to understand the importance of love and affection in shaping brain development and the impact of developing social and emotional skills.
THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD
12 PROVEN STRATEGIES TO NURTURE YOUR CHILD’S DEVELOPING MIND
BY DR DANIEL J SIEGEL AND DR TINA PAYNE BRYSON
A practical book that can be shared with children to aid understanding brain functioning with practical tips to support emotional and cognitive development.