Recommended Reading

Spirituality

Living Compass Resources
Living Compass offers a variety of resources for improving adult and family wellness. You can also subscribe to the Weekly Words of Wellness (weekly wellness tips and inspiration) here.

Emotions

Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer
As a parent, you may at times feel as if everything is happening to you at once and you have no control over your emotions or life. This book lends a great way to examine life's challenges in a positive light and a way to regain control over your emotions.
Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer on Amazon

It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller
Part of the "It Gets Better" Project, this book is about those struggling with coming out, bullying, and self-confidence issues in life. It is a great book about how to create a healthy life.
It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller

How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt
How to prevent negative emotions from getting the best of you! This book explores anger, depression, fear. rejection. and self-worth.
How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt on Amazon

The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell
As a parent, you may experience many times of stress and have trouble handling your emotions in the way you would like for your child to see. This book is about how to understand your emotions and your attitudes in times of stress. A great new outlook on life!
The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell on Amazon

The Good Enough Teen by Brad Sachs
This book offers practical insights and advise on how to develop realistic expectations for teens and parents so that the child's self esteem is enhanced.

The Family Book by Todd Parr
This book represents a variety of families, some big and some small, some with only one parent and some with two moms or dads, some quiet and some noisy, but all alike in some ways and special no matter what. Teach your child that a family is nothing more than a loving bond between parent and child!
The Family Book on Amazon

The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman
Discover your child's primary communication style and learn what you can do to effectively convey unconditional feelings of respect, affection, and commitment that will resonate in your child's emotions and behavior.
The Five Love Languages of Children on Amazon

When Children Grieve by John James and Russell Friedman
This book is good for any adult who are helping a child grieve a death, divorce, a move or other loss.

Relationships

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
A great way for parents to work on their marriage. A resource to help you understand how you communicate and how your partner communicates. Through understanding comes compassion and healing!

The Five Love languages of Teenagers
Written by Gary Chapman This is a great book for anyone who wants to have a closer connection with a teen.

How To Win As A Stepfamily by Emily B. Visher & John S. Visher
This guide gives helpful advice, strong support and keen insight to families living through the sometimes challenging “blended family” transition.
How To Win As A Stepfamily-Purchase on Amazon

Take Back Your Family by Rev. Run & Justine Simmons
For anyone seeking guidance for raising a new generation this book written by hip hop artist, Rev Run, offers a challenge to parents and solutions to 21st century parenting dilemmas.
Take Back Your Family- Purchase on Amazon

Connection Parenting: Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion, Through Love Instead of Fear by Pam Leo
Teaches about parenting through connection instead of coercion, and through love not fear.
Connection Parenting: Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion, Through Love Instead of Fear- Purchase on Amazon

Message: The Communication Skills Book by Matthew McKay & The Messages Workbook by Martha Davis, Kim Paleg and Patrick Panning
This two book combination teaches powerful stategies for effective communication at work and home, and then provides a place to apply these skills to the different aspects of their lives.
Messages: Communication Skills Book-Purchase on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Messages-Workbook-Strategies-Effective-Communication/dp/1572243716

Get out of My Life, but First Could You take Me to the Mall?
by Anthony Wolf This is a famous guide for parents advising them on how to live happily with a teenager while also helping them understand their sometimes mysterious behavior.

Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety or School Refusal by Andrew Eisen, Ph.D. and Linda Engler, Ph.D.
This book helps parents and teacher identify when a child's separation anxiety or school refusal is more than just a phase and offers effective tools they can use to manage their child's anxiety.
Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety or School Refusal on Google

Care for Body

The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls (American Girl Library) (Paperback)
This has to be the best book on the market for girls from ages 8 years and older. It fully explains, in plain language, the changes that their bodies are going through, as well as personal hygiene and respect for themselves, without putting a scare into them. We would highly recommend this book for any girl third grade and above.

Rescuing Your Teenager from Depression by Norman Berlinger, MD, Ph.D.
Gives parents the information, inspiration, and wisdom to help their children survive and return to a state of health and resilience. His own son suffered with depression in high school and he speaks from that experience as a parent and includes his professional point of view.
Rescuing Your Teenager from Depression on Amazon

If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder by Edna Foa, Ph.D. and Linda Wasmer Andrews
Growing up can be stressful for any teenager, but it is considerably harder for the many adolescents who develop an anxiety disorder. An essential guide for parents, teachers, or other adults involved with teenagers who may be affected by these disorders. By bringing together two strands of expertise--that of mental health professionals and of parents who have lived through the experience of their own teenager's mental illness--this book provides adult readers with the clinical information and practical advice they need to understand and help the teen.
If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder on Oxford U. Press

The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Anxiety by Ilene Sandas , M.A., L.P. and Christine Seigel, M.A., L.P.
This guide which is helpful to both parents and teachers as it gives resources, tools, and information needed to help children and teens with anxiety so they can grow to be happy and healthy.
The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Anxiety on Amazon

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters
Nearly everyone thinks their own family is "nutty" or at least has one or two nuts. With 101 stories of wacky yet lovable relatives, funny foibles, and holiday meltdowns, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters is often hilarious and occasionally poignant.
Family Matters on Amazon

Stress Resiliency

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
As a parent, especially of young children or working, it is important that you find ways to release the great stress of every day life. This is a book that reviews what meditation is and how valuable it can be in one's life.
Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn on Amazon

Simplicity Parenting
If you have an inkling that your family may have too hectic an existence and want to explore how to take it all down a notch, this book is a good way to explore the thought. Written by Kim John Payne

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie
This book takes the stuff of life -- family, marriage, children, money, addictions, friends, lovers, judgments of self and life, fear, pain, anger, worry, and the thoughts the mind is constantly generating -- and it shows you how to free yourself from the stresses they impose. It shows you how to take things that bother you and make them not bother you. It frees you from that.

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook
Many self-assessment tools and calming techniques presented in this book to help the reader overcome anxiety and promote their physical and emotional well-being. As a parent is it important to try and maintain a balance in your life to help keep you centered.
The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook- Purchase on Amazon

Boundries for Teens:When to Say Yes and How to Say No
This book discusses with parents how to handle the issues of anger, lying, disrespectful behavior plus sex, internet use and drugs, all in a constructive way.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John and Julie Gottman
John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage by using rigorous scientific procedures to observe the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over many years. Here is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Packed with practical questionnaires and exercises this book is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work on Amazon

It Gets Better by Dan Savage and Jerry Miller
Do you have a child struggling with coming to terms with their sexuality or just coming into their own? This book is part of the It Gets Better movement that communicates to teens and adults that, although life may be a struggle, it indeed gets better with acceptance and positivity.
It Gets Better Organization

Vocation

Simplicity Parenting: Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
If you have an inkling that your family may have too hectic an existence and want to explore how to take it all down a notch, this book is a good way to explore the thought. Written by Kim John Payne

Organization

Family Financial Handbook by Larry Burkett
Finances are the leading cause of marital breakdown and strife. Countless families give the false impression of being wealthy while drowning in a sea of debt. Family Financial Workbook is the best tool a family can have to manage their finances with God's direction. With a comprehensive collection of easy-to-follow worksheets, practicality is key feature of this great resource.
Family Financial Handbook- Purchase on Amazon

Lists for Life: The Essential Guide to Getting Organized and Tackling Tough To-Dos by Rory Tahari
Filled with more than 100 manageable, easily customizable checklists, resources, and suggestions, Lists for Life offers must-have road maps for staying organized through life's biggest transitions and most stressful situations!
Lists for Life on Amazon

Organizing Plain and Simple: A Ready Reference Guide With Hundreds Of Solutions to Your Everyday Clutter Challenges by Donna Smallin
The book is laid out like a magazine and is very simple to follow and keeps you interested. Unlike many self-help books, Smallin isn't selling herself and claiming to make up her own new science. She quotes various other organizing experts and provides a pretty extensive set of references and links that the reader can follow up with to continue their newly organized ways.
Organizing Plain and Simple on Amazon

Getting Organized by Chris Crouch
A collection of simple ideas that address at least six major issues that could be generating chaos and disorder in your life. Lends solutions for the reader to try out, making your part simple...take a quick look at the idea, try the ideas you like, discard the ones you don't!
Getting Organized by Chris Crouch on Amazon

Rest & Play

Circle You
This website gives you all the information regarding recreational activities which involves hobbies of various types. Hobbies themselves can be many fold according to one's perception and interest. It can be photography, music, books, Electronics, Arts and Crafts, Literature, Sports, internet and many more. There is a necessity of making recreational activities a part of your daily routine to imbibe fresh spirit and gain strength and energy to lead a healthy and happy life. This site helps you understand how recreational activities help in relaxation and contentment and also the need of recreation in your daily life. Make recreation a habit and strengthen the fabric of your life.
www.cirleyou.com

Family Activities and Games
Find thousands of activities, crafts, and games your whole family will enjoy.
Family Activities and Games

Relationships

A Healthy Website for Your Teen
Cyberteens is a safe and quite creative outlet for your teen. With art, news, links, and tabs about work and school, this website is a positive place for your teen to visit online.
Cyber Teens

NIDA For Teens
Learn more about drug abuse and how different drugs lead to different reactions in the brain and body. A great way to get informed about drugs and how to resist the pressures of dangerous use.
teens.drugabuse.gov

(For your teen) Under 21 Alcohol and Drug Crisis Line
Call 1-866-661-MPWR or text Keyword MPOWER to 55358 to get help for you or someone you know who needs help. Know what a crisis situation looks like and be proactive by knowing this number and website. Help your teen to be prepared.
Under 21 Alcohol and Drug Crisis Line (Online)

www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov
A resource to find alcohol and drug treatment facilities and organizations by you. An easy way to find a reliable place for yourself or your loved one to receive treatment. A first step to getting help.
www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov

Family Therapy Magazine
A great resource that provides the newest studies and thoughts on kids, parenting, and family issues. Easy to read, informative articles.
American Association for Marraige and Family Therapy

The Five Love Languages
To be a better parent for your child, sometimes its important to focus on being a better spouse. A great resource to understand more about how you and your partner communicate.
The Five Love Languages

Aging Parents and Elder Care
Help for those who are caring for an aging relative.
Aging Parents and Elder Care

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline
Gives parents alternatives to using physical punishment.
Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline

Attachment Parenting International
Offers parenting information and support.
Attachment Parenting International

Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips
These video clips will help anyone who is dating or thinking about dating as they explain the five dynamics that create attachment while dating, and the five crucial areas to explore before proceeding in a relationship.
Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips

Love Thinks- Marriage Links
Falling in love is easy, staying in love is an art. This can be accomplished when a couple realizes that a relationship will not run itself, you must RUN YOUR RELATIONSHIP.
Love Thinks- Marriage Links

5 Love Languages
Best selling author Gary Chapmanʼs website that has helped countless families, couples and friends identify practical and powerful ways to express love, simply by using the appropriate love language.
5 Love Languages

Care for Body

Men's Health Magazine
A great tool for men to find great workouts and tips for living healthy.
Men's Health Magazine Online

Women's Health Magazine
A magazine full of tips and the newest studies for women's health. Be it exercise to eating right, this publication discusses myths and offers real advice for women.
Women's Health Magazine Online

MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle
Information and resources that promote living a healthy lifestyle.
MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Publications, Data, Support Groups and Current News on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. Whether you, or your child need help with substance abuse or mental health this is a great reference site.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Fitness Magazine
Weight-loss plans, video workouts, abs exercises, diet plans, beauty tricks and health advice. It is important as parents to model healthy, mindful living!
Fitness Magazine

Tips for Better Sleep
If you're having trouble sleeping, change your sleep habits for a better night's rest. Parenting can be draining and stressful at times, making sure you are well rested helps keep you centered as you work with your child/children.
MayoClinic- Tips for Better Sleep

The New York Times Health
Stay up to date on news and trends in Health with The New York Times Health page. It is important as parents stay up to date on current health issues, and to model healthy living.
The New York Times Health

American Council on Exercise
A fitness community website featuring home workouts. It is important as parents to model healthy living!
American Council on Exercise

MeYou Health
MeYou Health is a well-being company dedicated to engaging, educating and empowering people to pursue, achieve and maintain a healthy life. Their products help people effectively engage their social networks for support, while creating fun Web and mobile experiences that encourage people to become mindful of the small actions they can accomplish every day. It is important as parents to model healthy living.
MeYou Health

Nutrition Source- Knowledge of Healthy Eating
The Nutrition Source, a Web site maintained by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. It is important as parents to model healthy eating and living!
Nutrition Source

SparkPeople
SparkPeople.com is the largest online diet and healthy living community with over 8 million registered members. It is important as parents to model healthy eating and living!
SparkPeople

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
To support and promote the best science on alcohol and health for the benefit of all. Whether you, or your child are coping with alcohol abuse or alcoholism this is an informative site including news, publications, resources and and research.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Stress Resiliency

Stress Management Resources
Understanding stress, causes, assessment, and techniques to cope with stress. As a parent is it important to try and maintain a balance in your life to help keep you centered.
Mind Tools

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress. As a parent is it important to try and maintain a balance in your life to help keep you centered.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Vocation

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

Mint.com- Personal Finance Software
Free personal finance software to assist you to manage your money, financial planning, and budget planning tools. Help you and your family stay on top of your finances.
Mint.com- Personal Finance Software

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free. Help you and your family stay in control of your finances.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

College Savings Plans
Whether you or your child need support, this site provides a network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Career Path
This sites helps you determine what career path is right for you. Having a job/career you love and are passionate about will in promote happiness in all areas of your life, including your role as a parent.
Career Path

Help When Choosing of Changing Careers
Help for people who are choosing or changing career paths. Having a job/career you love and are passionate about will in promote happiness in all areas of your life, including your role as a parent.
Help When Changing or Changing Careers

Finding The Work You Love
Helpful information on taking the steps to finding the work that you love and are passionate about, and will make you happy. Having a job/career you love and are passionate about will in promote happiness in all areas of your life, including your role as a parent.
Zen Habits- Finding The Work You Love

Organization

Living Compass Social Media
Be sure to connect with Living Compass on Facebook and Twitter for daily wellness tips and inspiration!
The Living Compass Facebook Page
The Living Compass Twitter Account

Parenting Teens With Love and Logic Videos
Foster Cline and Jim Fay's Love and Logic approach to parenting in video form! Easy to follow and very educational for any parent wishing to make their relationships with their children stronger.
Parenting Teens With Love and Logic Videos

Love and Logic
A website offering support, education, and new perspectives on how to have more fulfilling and loving relationships with your children. A helpful resource for parents who want to raise responsible and healthy children.
Love and Logic Online

Get Organized!
A website that gives you the tools to organize any space in your home or space of choice. As Seen On TV deals, the newest containers and baskets, and clearance items that are very cheap. A great tool to organize your life!
Get Organized

The Container Store
A wonderful place to look at and buy all different kinds of containers, drawers, and other spaces that help to organize any space that needs tidying. Really fun to explore and use! Organize your space in the house and even your children's rooms!
The Container Store

LifeOrganizers.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your life. From clutter to food to fitness to your relationships, this website give you tips and ways to get rid of the mess and tidy up your life.
LifeOrganizers.com

Organize.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your home, office, or any other space that needs to be cleaned and put in order. Great sales on items to help you organize!
Organize.com

Organizing Pro
Videos and articles help you simplify your life and support you in helping it stay that way.
Organizing Pro

Quicken Free Personal Finance Software
Guidance to help you stay on top of your finances.
Quicken Free Personal Finance Software

Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions
Organization and time management tips.
Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free. Help you and your family stay in control of your finances.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

College Savings Plans
Whether you or your child need support, this site provides a network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Life Organizers
How to organize your home and office, organizing tips and articles on organizing.
Life Organizers

Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple
Meal planning is made simpler with advice from this free website.
Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple

Stress Resiliency

Living Compass For Families
The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner and Holly Hughes Stoner, are a husband and wife team, with sixty years of combined experience working with families in the roles of marriage and family therapist, Episcopal priest, and teacher. This podcast provides inspiration and guidance for parents, couples, teens, and families of all sizes and shapes, helping them examine and navigate the day-to-day choices that create family wellness.
Listen To The Podcast Here

The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion by Matthew McKay, Ph.D., & Patrick Fanning
The audio programs in this 2 CD set offer many short, simple practices that promote deep, lasting and restorative relaxation. As a parent is it important to cope with stress in a healthy manner, and this products helps you do so.
The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion- Purchase on Amazon

Spirituality

Living Compass Resources
Living Compass offers a variety of resources for improving adult and family wellness. You can also subscribe to the Weekly Words of Wellness (weekly wellness tips and inspiration) here.

Emotions

Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer
As a parent, you may at times feel as if everything is happening to you at once and you have no control over your emotions or life. This book lends a great way to examine life's challenges in a positive light and a way to regain control over your emotions.
Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer on Amazon

It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller
Part of the "It Gets Better" Project, this book is about those struggling with coming out, bullying, and self-confidence issues in life. It is a great book about how to create a healthy life.
It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller

How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt
How to prevent negative emotions from getting the best of you! This book explores anger, depression, fear. rejection. and self-worth.
How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt on Amazon

The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell
As a parent, you may experience many times of stress and have trouble handling your emotions in the way you would like for your child to see. This book is about how to understand your emotions and your attitudes in times of stress. A great new outlook on life!
The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell on Amazon

The Good Enough Teen by Brad Sachs
This book offers practical insights and advise on how to develop realistic expectations for teens and parents so that the child's self esteem is enhanced.

The Family Book by Todd Parr
This book represents a variety of families, some big and some small, some with only one parent and some with two moms or dads, some quiet and some noisy, but all alike in some ways and special no matter what. Teach your child that a family is nothing more than a loving bond between parent and child!
The Family Book on Amazon

The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman
Discover your child's primary communication style and learn what you can do to effectively convey unconditional feelings of respect, affection, and commitment that will resonate in your child's emotions and behavior.
The Five Love Languages of Children on Amazon

When Children Grieve by John James and Russell Friedman
This book is good for any adult who are helping a child grieve a death, divorce, a move or other loss.

Relationships

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
A great way for parents to work on their marriage. A resource to help you understand how you communicate and how your partner communicates. Through understanding comes compassion and healing!

The Five Love languages of Teenagers
Written by Gary Chapman This is a great book for anyone who wants to have a closer connection with a teen.

How To Win As A Stepfamily by Emily B. Visher & John S. Visher
This guide gives helpful advice, strong support and keen insight to families living through the sometimes challenging “blended family” transition.
How To Win As A Stepfamily-Purchase on Amazon

Take Back Your Family by Rev. Run & Justine Simmons
For anyone seeking guidance for raising a new generation this book written by hip hop artist, Rev Run, offers a challenge to parents and solutions to 21st century parenting dilemmas.
Take Back Your Family- Purchase on Amazon

Connection Parenting: Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion, Through Love Instead of Fear by Pam Leo
Teaches about parenting through connection instead of coercion, and through love not fear.
Connection Parenting: Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion, Through Love Instead of Fear- Purchase on Amazon

Message: The Communication Skills Book by Matthew McKay & The Messages Workbook by Martha Davis, Kim Paleg and Patrick Panning
This two book combination teaches powerful stategies for effective communication at work and home, and then provides a place to apply these skills to the different aspects of their lives.
Messages: Communication Skills Book-Purchase on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Messages-Workbook-Strategies-Effective-Communication/dp/1572243716

Get out of My Life, but First Could You take Me to the Mall?
by Anthony Wolf This is a famous guide for parents advising them on how to live happily with a teenager while also helping them understand their sometimes mysterious behavior.

Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety or School Refusal by Andrew Eisen, Ph.D. and Linda Engler, Ph.D.
This book helps parents and teacher identify when a child's separation anxiety or school refusal is more than just a phase and offers effective tools they can use to manage their child's anxiety.
Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety or School Refusal on Google

Care for Body

The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls (American Girl Library) (Paperback)
This has to be the best book on the market for girls from ages 8 years and older. It fully explains, in plain language, the changes that their bodies are going through, as well as personal hygiene and respect for themselves, without putting a scare into them. We would highly recommend this book for any girl third grade and above.

Rescuing Your Teenager from Depression by Norman Berlinger, MD, Ph.D.
Gives parents the information, inspiration, and wisdom to help their children survive and return to a state of health and resilience. His own son suffered with depression in high school and he speaks from that experience as a parent and includes his professional point of view.
Rescuing Your Teenager from Depression on Amazon

If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder by Edna Foa, Ph.D. and Linda Wasmer Andrews
Growing up can be stressful for any teenager, but it is considerably harder for the many adolescents who develop an anxiety disorder. An essential guide for parents, teachers, or other adults involved with teenagers who may be affected by these disorders. By bringing together two strands of expertise--that of mental health professionals and of parents who have lived through the experience of their own teenager's mental illness--this book provides adult readers with the clinical information and practical advice they need to understand and help the teen.
If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder on Oxford U. Press

The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Anxiety by Ilene Sandas , M.A., L.P. and Christine Seigel, M.A., L.P.
This guide which is helpful to both parents and teachers as it gives resources, tools, and information needed to help children and teens with anxiety so they can grow to be happy and healthy.
The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Anxiety on Amazon

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters
Nearly everyone thinks their own family is "nutty" or at least has one or two nuts. With 101 stories of wacky yet lovable relatives, funny foibles, and holiday meltdowns, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters is often hilarious and occasionally poignant.
Family Matters on Amazon

Stress Resiliency

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
As a parent, especially of young children or working, it is important that you find ways to release the great stress of every day life. This is a book that reviews what meditation is and how valuable it can be in one's life.
Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn on Amazon

Simplicity Parenting
If you have an inkling that your family may have too hectic an existence and want to explore how to take it all down a notch, this book is a good way to explore the thought. Written by Kim John Payne

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie
This book takes the stuff of life -- family, marriage, children, money, addictions, friends, lovers, judgments of self and life, fear, pain, anger, worry, and the thoughts the mind is constantly generating -- and it shows you how to free yourself from the stresses they impose. It shows you how to take things that bother you and make them not bother you. It frees you from that.

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook
Many self-assessment tools and calming techniques presented in this book to help the reader overcome anxiety and promote their physical and emotional well-being. As a parent is it important to try and maintain a balance in your life to help keep you centered.
The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook- Purchase on Amazon

Boundries for Teens:When to Say Yes and How to Say No
This book discusses with parents how to handle the issues of anger, lying, disrespectful behavior plus sex, internet use and drugs, all in a constructive way.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John and Julie Gottman
John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage by using rigorous scientific procedures to observe the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over many years. Here is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Packed with practical questionnaires and exercises this book is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work on Amazon

It Gets Better by Dan Savage and Jerry Miller
Do you have a child struggling with coming to terms with their sexuality or just coming into their own? This book is part of the It Gets Better movement that communicates to teens and adults that, although life may be a struggle, it indeed gets better with acceptance and positivity.
It Gets Better Organization

Vocation

Simplicity Parenting: Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
If you have an inkling that your family may have too hectic an existence and want to explore how to take it all down a notch, this book is a good way to explore the thought. Written by Kim John Payne

Organization

Family Financial Handbook by Larry Burkett
Finances are the leading cause of marital breakdown and strife. Countless families give the false impression of being wealthy while drowning in a sea of debt. Family Financial Workbook is the best tool a family can have to manage their finances with God's direction. With a comprehensive collection of easy-to-follow worksheets, practicality is key feature of this great resource.
Family Financial Handbook- Purchase on Amazon

Lists for Life: The Essential Guide to Getting Organized and Tackling Tough To-Dos by Rory Tahari
Filled with more than 100 manageable, easily customizable checklists, resources, and suggestions, Lists for Life offers must-have road maps for staying organized through life's biggest transitions and most stressful situations!
Lists for Life on Amazon

Organizing Plain and Simple: A Ready Reference Guide With Hundreds Of Solutions to Your Everyday Clutter Challenges by Donna Smallin
The book is laid out like a magazine and is very simple to follow and keeps you interested. Unlike many self-help books, Smallin isn't selling herself and claiming to make up her own new science. She quotes various other organizing experts and provides a pretty extensive set of references and links that the reader can follow up with to continue their newly organized ways.
Organizing Plain and Simple on Amazon

Getting Organized by Chris Crouch
A collection of simple ideas that address at least six major issues that could be generating chaos and disorder in your life. Lends solutions for the reader to try out, making your part simple...take a quick look at the idea, try the ideas you like, discard the ones you don't!
Getting Organized by Chris Crouch on Amazon

Rest & Play

Circle You
This website gives you all the information regarding recreational activities which involves hobbies of various types. Hobbies themselves can be many fold according to one's perception and interest. It can be photography, music, books, Electronics, Arts and Crafts, Literature, Sports, internet and many more. There is a necessity of making recreational activities a part of your daily routine to imbibe fresh spirit and gain strength and energy to lead a healthy and happy life. This site helps you understand how recreational activities help in relaxation and contentment and also the need of recreation in your daily life. Make recreation a habit and strengthen the fabric of your life.
www.cirleyou.com

Family Activities and Games
Find thousands of activities, crafts, and games your whole family will enjoy.
Family Activities and Games

Relationships

A Healthy Website for Your Teen
Cyberteens is a safe and quite creative outlet for your teen. With art, news, links, and tabs about work and school, this website is a positive place for your teen to visit online.
Cyber Teens

NIDA For Teens
Learn more about drug abuse and how different drugs lead to different reactions in the brain and body. A great way to get informed about drugs and how to resist the pressures of dangerous use.
teens.drugabuse.gov

(For your teen) Under 21 Alcohol and Drug Crisis Line
Call 1-866-661-MPWR or text Keyword MPOWER to 55358 to get help for you or someone you know who needs help. Know what a crisis situation looks like and be proactive by knowing this number and website. Help your teen to be prepared.
Under 21 Alcohol and Drug Crisis Line (Online)

www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov
A resource to find alcohol and drug treatment facilities and organizations by you. An easy way to find a reliable place for yourself or your loved one to receive treatment. A first step to getting help.
www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov

Family Therapy Magazine
A great resource that provides the newest studies and thoughts on kids, parenting, and family issues. Easy to read, informative articles.
American Association for Marraige and Family Therapy

The Five Love Languages
To be a better parent for your child, sometimes its important to focus on being a better spouse. A great resource to understand more about how you and your partner communicate.
The Five Love Languages

Aging Parents and Elder Care
Help for those who are caring for an aging relative.
Aging Parents and Elder Care

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline
Gives parents alternatives to using physical punishment.
Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline

Attachment Parenting International
Offers parenting information and support.
Attachment Parenting International

Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips
These video clips will help anyone who is dating or thinking about dating as they explain the five dynamics that create attachment while dating, and the five crucial areas to explore before proceeding in a relationship.
Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips

Love Thinks- Marriage Links
Falling in love is easy, staying in love is an art. This can be accomplished when a couple realizes that a relationship will not run itself, you must RUN YOUR RELATIONSHIP.
Love Thinks- Marriage Links

5 Love Languages
Best selling author Gary Chapmanʼs website that has helped countless families, couples and friends identify practical and powerful ways to express love, simply by using the appropriate love language.
5 Love Languages

Care for Body

Men's Health Magazine
A great tool for men to find great workouts and tips for living healthy.
Men's Health Magazine Online

Women's Health Magazine
A magazine full of tips and the newest studies for women's health. Be it exercise to eating right, this publication discusses myths and offers real advice for women.
Women's Health Magazine Online

MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle
Information and resources that promote living a healthy lifestyle.
MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Publications, Data, Support Groups and Current News on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. Whether you, or your child need help with substance abuse or mental health this is a great reference site.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Fitness Magazine
Weight-loss plans, video workouts, abs exercises, diet plans, beauty tricks and health advice. It is important as parents to model healthy, mindful living!
Fitness Magazine

Tips for Better Sleep
If you're having trouble sleeping, change your sleep habits for a better night's rest. Parenting can be draining and stressful at times, making sure you are well rested helps keep you centered as you work with your child/children.
MayoClinic- Tips for Better Sleep

The New York Times Health
Stay up to date on news and trends in Health with The New York Times Health page. It is important as parents stay up to date on current health issues, and to model healthy living.
The New York Times Health

American Council on Exercise
A fitness community website featuring home workouts. It is important as parents to model healthy living!
American Council on Exercise

MeYou Health
MeYou Health is a well-being company dedicated to engaging, educating and empowering people to pursue, achieve and maintain a healthy life. Their products help people effectively engage their social networks for support, while creating fun Web and mobile experiences that encourage people to become mindful of the small actions they can accomplish every day. It is important as parents to model healthy living.
MeYou Health

Nutrition Source- Knowledge of Healthy Eating
The Nutrition Source, a Web site maintained by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. It is important as parents to model healthy eating and living!
Nutrition Source

SparkPeople
SparkPeople.com is the largest online diet and healthy living community with over 8 million registered members. It is important as parents to model healthy eating and living!
SparkPeople

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
To support and promote the best science on alcohol and health for the benefit of all. Whether you, or your child are coping with alcohol abuse or alcoholism this is an informative site including news, publications, resources and and research.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Stress Resiliency

Stress Management Resources
Understanding stress, causes, assessment, and techniques to cope with stress. As a parent is it important to try and maintain a balance in your life to help keep you centered.
Mind Tools

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress. As a parent is it important to try and maintain a balance in your life to help keep you centered.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Vocation

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

Mint.com- Personal Finance Software
Free personal finance software to assist you to manage your money, financial planning, and budget planning tools. Help you and your family stay on top of your finances.
Mint.com- Personal Finance Software

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free. Help you and your family stay in control of your finances.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

College Savings Plans
Whether you or your child need support, this site provides a network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Career Path
This sites helps you determine what career path is right for you. Having a job/career you love and are passionate about will in promote happiness in all areas of your life, including your role as a parent.
Career Path

Help When Choosing of Changing Careers
Help for people who are choosing or changing career paths. Having a job/career you love and are passionate about will in promote happiness in all areas of your life, including your role as a parent.
Help When Changing or Changing Careers

Finding The Work You Love
Helpful information on taking the steps to finding the work that you love and are passionate about, and will make you happy. Having a job/career you love and are passionate about will in promote happiness in all areas of your life, including your role as a parent.
Zen Habits- Finding The Work You Love

Organization

Living Compass Social Media
Be sure to connect with Living Compass on Facebook and Twitter for daily wellness tips and inspiration!
The Living Compass Facebook Page
The Living Compass Twitter Account

Parenting Teens With Love and Logic Videos
Foster Cline and Jim Fay's Love and Logic approach to parenting in video form! Easy to follow and very educational for any parent wishing to make their relationships with their children stronger.
Parenting Teens With Love and Logic Videos

Love and Logic
A website offering support, education, and new perspectives on how to have more fulfilling and loving relationships with your children. A helpful resource for parents who want to raise responsible and healthy children.
Love and Logic Online

Get Organized!
A website that gives you the tools to organize any space in your home or space of choice. As Seen On TV deals, the newest containers and baskets, and clearance items that are very cheap. A great tool to organize your life!
Get Organized

The Container Store
A wonderful place to look at and buy all different kinds of containers, drawers, and other spaces that help to organize any space that needs tidying. Really fun to explore and use! Organize your space in the house and even your children's rooms!
The Container Store

LifeOrganizers.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your life. From clutter to food to fitness to your relationships, this website give you tips and ways to get rid of the mess and tidy up your life.
LifeOrganizers.com

Organize.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your home, office, or any other space that needs to be cleaned and put in order. Great sales on items to help you organize!
Organize.com

Organizing Pro
Videos and articles help you simplify your life and support you in helping it stay that way.
Organizing Pro

Quicken Free Personal Finance Software
Guidance to help you stay on top of your finances.
Quicken Free Personal Finance Software

Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions
Organization and time management tips.
Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free. Help you and your family stay in control of your finances.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

College Savings Plans
Whether you or your child need support, this site provides a network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Life Organizers
How to organize your home and office, organizing tips and articles on organizing.
Life Organizers

Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple
Meal planning is made simpler with advice from this free website.
Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple

Stress Resiliency

Living Compass For Families
The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner and Holly Hughes Stoner, are a husband and wife team, with sixty years of combined experience working with families in the roles of marriage and family therapist, Episcopal priest, and teacher. This podcast provides inspiration and guidance for parents, couples, teens, and families of all sizes and shapes, helping them examine and navigate the day-to-day choices that create family wellness.
Listen To The Podcast Here

The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion by Matthew McKay, Ph.D., & Patrick Fanning
The audio programs in this 2 CD set offer many short, simple practices that promote deep, lasting and restorative relaxation. As a parent is it important to cope with stress in a healthy manner, and this products helps you do so.
The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion- Purchase on Amazon

Spirituality

Living Compass Resources
Living Compass offers a variety of resources for improving adult and family wellness. You can also subscribe to the Weekly Words of Wellness (weekly wellness tips and inspiration) here.

Emotions

Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer
As a parent, you may at times feel as if everything is happening to you at once and you have no control over your emotions or life. This book lends a great way to examine life's challenges in a positive light and a way to regain control over your emotions.
Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer on Amazon

It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller
Part of the "It Gets Better" Project, this book is about those struggling with coming out, bullying, and self-confidence issues in life. It is a great book about how to create a healthy life.
It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller

How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt
How to prevent negative emotions from getting the best of you! This book explores anger, depression, fear. rejection. and self-worth.
How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt on Amazon

The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell
As a parent, you may experience many times of stress and have trouble handling your emotions in the way you would like for your child to see. This book is about how to understand your emotions and your attitudes in times of stress. A great new outlook on life!
The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell on Amazon

The Good Enough Teen by Brad Sachs
This book offers practical insights and advise on how to develop realistic expectations for teens and parents so that the child's self esteem is enhanced.

The Family Book by Todd Parr
This book represents a variety of families, some big and some small, some with only one parent and some with two moms or dads, some quiet and some noisy, but all alike in some ways and special no matter what. Teach your child that a family is nothing more than a loving bond between parent and child!
The Family Book on Amazon

The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman
Discover your child's primary communication style and learn what you can do to effectively convey unconditional feelings of respect, affection, and commitment that will resonate in your child's emotions and behavior.
The Five Love Languages of Children on Amazon

When Children Grieve by John James and Russell Friedman
This book is good for any adult who are helping a child grieve a death, divorce, a move or other loss.

Relationships

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
A great way for parents to work on their marriage. A resource to help you understand how you communicate and how your partner communicates. Through understanding comes compassion and healing!

The Five Love languages of Teenagers
Written by Gary Chapman This is a great book for anyone who wants to have a closer connection with a teen.

How To Win As A Stepfamily by Emily B. Visher & John S. Visher
This guide gives helpful advice, strong support and keen insight to families living through the sometimes challenging “blended family” transition.
How To Win As A Stepfamily-Purchase on Amazon

Take Back Your Family by Rev. Run & Justine Simmons
For anyone seeking guidance for raising a new generation this book written by hip hop artist, Rev Run, offers a challenge to parents and solutions to 21st century parenting dilemmas.
Take Back Your Family- Purchase on Amazon

Connection Parenting: Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion, Through Love Instead of Fear by Pam Leo
Teaches about parenting through connection instead of coercion, and through love not fear.
Connection Parenting: Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion, Through Love Instead of Fear- Purchase on Amazon

Message: The Communication Skills Book by Matthew McKay & The Messages Workbook by Martha Davis, Kim Paleg and Patrick Panning
This two book combination teaches powerful stategies for effective communication at work and home, and then provides a place to apply these skills to the different aspects of their lives.
Messages: Communication Skills Book-Purchase on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Messages-Workbook-Strategies-Effective-Communication/dp/1572243716

Get out of My Life, but First Could You take Me to the Mall?
by Anthony Wolf This is a famous guide for parents advising them on how to live happily with a teenager while also helping them understand their sometimes mysterious behavior.

Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety or School Refusal by Andrew Eisen, Ph.D. and Linda Engler, Ph.D.
This book helps parents and teacher identify when a child's separation anxiety or school refusal is more than just a phase and offers effective tools they can use to manage their child's anxiety.
Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety or School Refusal on Google

Care for Body

The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls (American Girl Library) (Paperback)
This has to be the best book on the market for girls from ages 8 years and older. It fully explains, in plain language, the changes that their bodies are going through, as well as personal hygiene and respect for themselves, without putting a scare into them. We would highly recommend this book for any girl third grade and above.

Rescuing Your Teenager from Depression by Norman Berlinger, MD, Ph.D.
Gives parents the information, inspiration, and wisdom to help their children survive and return to a state of health and resilience. His own son suffered with depression in high school and he speaks from that experience as a parent and includes his professional point of view.
Rescuing Your Teenager from Depression on Amazon

If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder by Edna Foa, Ph.D. and Linda Wasmer Andrews
Growing up can be stressful for any teenager, but it is considerably harder for the many adolescents who develop an anxiety disorder. An essential guide for parents, teachers, or other adults involved with teenagers who may be affected by these disorders. By bringing together two strands of expertise--that of mental health professionals and of parents who have lived through the experience of their own teenager's mental illness--this book provides adult readers with the clinical information and practical advice they need to understand and help the teen.
If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder on Oxford U. Press

The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Anxiety by Ilene Sandas , M.A., L.P. and Christine Seigel, M.A., L.P.
This guide which is helpful to both parents and teachers as it gives resources, tools, and information needed to help children and teens with anxiety so they can grow to be happy and healthy.
The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Anxiety on Amazon

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters
Nearly everyone thinks their own family is "nutty" or at least has one or two nuts. With 101 stories of wacky yet lovable relatives, funny foibles, and holiday meltdowns, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters is often hilarious and occasionally poignant.
Family Matters on Amazon

Stress Resiliency

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
As a parent, especially of young children or working, it is important that you find ways to release the great stress of every day life. This is a book that reviews what meditation is and how valuable it can be in one's life.
Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn on Amazon

Simplicity Parenting
If you have an inkling that your family may have too hectic an existence and want to explore how to take it all down a notch, this book is a good way to explore the thought. Written by Kim John Payne

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie
This book takes the stuff of life -- family, marriage, children, money, addictions, friends, lovers, judgments of self and life, fear, pain, anger, worry, and the thoughts the mind is constantly generating -- and it shows you how to free yourself from the stresses they impose. It shows you how to take things that bother you and make them not bother you. It frees you from that.

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook
Many self-assessment tools and calming techniques presented in this book to help the reader overcome anxiety and promote their physical and emotional well-being. As a parent is it important to try and maintain a balance in your life to help keep you centered.
The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook- Purchase on Amazon

Boundries for Teens:When to Say Yes and How to Say No
This book discusses with parents how to handle the issues of anger, lying, disrespectful behavior plus sex, internet use and drugs, all in a constructive way.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John and Julie Gottman
John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage by using rigorous scientific procedures to observe the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over many years. Here is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Packed with practical questionnaires and exercises this book is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work on Amazon

It Gets Better by Dan Savage and Jerry Miller
Do you have a child struggling with coming to terms with their sexuality or just coming into their own? This book is part of the It Gets Better movement that communicates to teens and adults that, although life may be a struggle, it indeed gets better with acceptance and positivity.
It Gets Better Organization

Vocation

Simplicity Parenting: Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
If you have an inkling that your family may have too hectic an existence and want to explore how to take it all down a notch, this book is a good way to explore the thought. Written by Kim John Payne

Organization

Family Financial Handbook by Larry Burkett
Finances are the leading cause of marital breakdown and strife. Countless families give the false impression of being wealthy while drowning in a sea of debt. Family Financial Workbook is the best tool a family can have to manage their finances with God's direction. With a comprehensive collection of easy-to-follow worksheets, practicality is key feature of this great resource.
Family Financial Handbook- Purchase on Amazon

Lists for Life: The Essential Guide to Getting Organized and Tackling Tough To-Dos by Rory Tahari
Filled with more than 100 manageable, easily customizable checklists, resources, and suggestions, Lists for Life offers must-have road maps for staying organized through life's biggest transitions and most stressful situations!
Lists for Life on Amazon

Organizing Plain and Simple: A Ready Reference Guide With Hundreds Of Solutions to Your Everyday Clutter Challenges by Donna Smallin
The book is laid out like a magazine and is very simple to follow and keeps you interested. Unlike many self-help books, Smallin isn't selling herself and claiming to make up her own new science. She quotes various other organizing experts and provides a pretty extensive set of references and links that the reader can follow up with to continue their newly organized ways.
Organizing Plain and Simple on Amazon

Getting Organized by Chris Crouch
A collection of simple ideas that address at least six major issues that could be generating chaos and disorder in your life. Lends solutions for the reader to try out, making your part simple...take a quick look at the idea, try the ideas you like, discard the ones you don't!
Getting Organized by Chris Crouch on Amazon

Rest & Play

Circle You
This website gives you all the information regarding recreational activities which involves hobbies of various types. Hobbies themselves can be many fold according to one's perception and interest. It can be photography, music, books, Electronics, Arts and Crafts, Literature, Sports, internet and many more. There is a necessity of making recreational activities a part of your daily routine to imbibe fresh spirit and gain strength and energy to lead a healthy and happy life. This site helps you understand how recreational activities help in relaxation and contentment and also the need of recreation in your daily life. Make recreation a habit and strengthen the fabric of your life.
www.cirleyou.com

Family Activities and Games
Find thousands of activities, crafts, and games your whole family will enjoy.
Family Activities and Games

Relationships

A Healthy Website for Your Teen
Cyberteens is a safe and quite creative outlet for your teen. With art, news, links, and tabs about work and school, this website is a positive place for your teen to visit online.
Cyber Teens

NIDA For Teens
Learn more about drug abuse and how different drugs lead to different reactions in the brain and body. A great way to get informed about drugs and how to resist the pressures of dangerous use.
teens.drugabuse.gov

(For your teen) Under 21 Alcohol and Drug Crisis Line
Call 1-866-661-MPWR or text Keyword MPOWER to 55358 to get help for you or someone you know who needs help. Know what a crisis situation looks like and be proactive by knowing this number and website. Help your teen to be prepared.
Under 21 Alcohol and Drug Crisis Line (Online)

www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov
A resource to find alcohol and drug treatment facilities and organizations by you. An easy way to find a reliable place for yourself or your loved one to receive treatment. A first step to getting help.
www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov

Family Therapy Magazine
A great resource that provides the newest studies and thoughts on kids, parenting, and family issues. Easy to read, informative articles.
American Association for Marraige and Family Therapy

The Five Love Languages
To be a better parent for your child, sometimes its important to focus on being a better spouse. A great resource to understand more about how you and your partner communicate.
The Five Love Languages

Aging Parents and Elder Care
Help for those who are caring for an aging relative.
Aging Parents and Elder Care

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline
Gives parents alternatives to using physical punishment.
Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline

Attachment Parenting International
Offers parenting information and support.
Attachment Parenting International

Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips
These video clips will help anyone who is dating or thinking about dating as they explain the five dynamics that create attachment while dating, and the five crucial areas to explore before proceeding in a relationship.
Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips

Love Thinks- Marriage Links
Falling in love is easy, staying in love is an art. This can be accomplished when a couple realizes that a relationship will not run itself, you must RUN YOUR RELATIONSHIP.
Love Thinks- Marriage Links

5 Love Languages
Best selling author Gary Chapmanʼs website that has helped countless families, couples and friends identify practical and powerful ways to express love, simply by using the appropriate love language.
5 Love Languages

Care for Body

Men's Health Magazine
A great tool for men to find great workouts and tips for living healthy.
Men's Health Magazine Online

Women's Health Magazine
A magazine full of tips and the newest studies for women's health. Be it exercise to eating right, this publication discusses myths and offers real advice for women.
Women's Health Magazine Online

MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle
Information and resources that promote living a healthy lifestyle.
MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Publications, Data, Support Groups and Current News on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. Whether you, or your child need help with substance abuse or mental health this is a great reference site.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Fitness Magazine
Weight-loss plans, video workouts, abs exercises, diet plans, beauty tricks and health advice. It is important as parents to model healthy, mindful living!
Fitness Magazine

Tips for Better Sleep
If you're having trouble sleeping, change your sleep habits for a better night's rest. Parenting can be draining and stressful at times, making sure you are well rested helps keep you centered as you work with your child/children.
MayoClinic- Tips for Better Sleep

The New York Times Health
Stay up to date on news and trends in Health with The New York Times Health page. It is important as parents stay up to date on current health issues, and to model healthy living.
The New York Times Health

American Council on Exercise
A fitness community website featuring home workouts. It is important as parents to model healthy living!
American Council on Exercise

MeYou Health
MeYou Health is a well-being company dedicated to engaging, educating and empowering people to pursue, achieve and maintain a healthy life. Their products help people effectively engage their social networks for support, while creating fun Web and mobile experiences that encourage people to become mindful of the small actions they can accomplish every day. It is important as parents to model healthy living.
MeYou Health

Nutrition Source- Knowledge of Healthy Eating
The Nutrition Source, a Web site maintained by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. It is important as parents to model healthy eating and living!
Nutrition Source

SparkPeople
SparkPeople.com is the largest online diet and healthy living community with over 8 million registered members. It is important as parents to model healthy eating and living!
SparkPeople

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
To support and promote the best science on alcohol and health for the benefit of all. Whether you, or your child are coping with alcohol abuse or alcoholism this is an informative site including news, publications, resources and and research.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Stress Resiliency

Stress Management Resources
Understanding stress, causes, assessment, and techniques to cope with stress. As a parent is it important to try and maintain a balance in your life to help keep you centered.
Mind Tools

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress. As a parent is it important to try and maintain a balance in your life to help keep you centered.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Vocation

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

Mint.com- Personal Finance Software
Free personal finance software to assist you to manage your money, financial planning, and budget planning tools. Help you and your family stay on top of your finances.
Mint.com- Personal Finance Software

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free. Help you and your family stay in control of your finances.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

College Savings Plans
Whether you or your child need support, this site provides a network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Career Path
This sites helps you determine what career path is right for you. Having a job/career you love and are passionate about will in promote happiness in all areas of your life, including your role as a parent.
Career Path

Help When Choosing of Changing Careers
Help for people who are choosing or changing career paths. Having a job/career you love and are passionate about will in promote happiness in all areas of your life, including your role as a parent.
Help When Changing or Changing Careers

Finding The Work You Love
Helpful information on taking the steps to finding the work that you love and are passionate about, and will make you happy. Having a job/career you love and are passionate about will in promote happiness in all areas of your life, including your role as a parent.
Zen Habits- Finding The Work You Love

Organization

Living Compass Social Media
Be sure to connect with Living Compass on Facebook and Twitter for daily wellness tips and inspiration!
The Living Compass Facebook Page
The Living Compass Twitter Account

Parenting Teens With Love and Logic Videos
Foster Cline and Jim Fay's Love and Logic approach to parenting in video form! Easy to follow and very educational for any parent wishing to make their relationships with their children stronger.
Parenting Teens With Love and Logic Videos

Love and Logic
A website offering support, education, and new perspectives on how to have more fulfilling and loving relationships with your children. A helpful resource for parents who want to raise responsible and healthy children.
Love and Logic Online

Get Organized!
A website that gives you the tools to organize any space in your home or space of choice. As Seen On TV deals, the newest containers and baskets, and clearance items that are very cheap. A great tool to organize your life!
Get Organized

The Container Store
A wonderful place to look at and buy all different kinds of containers, drawers, and other spaces that help to organize any space that needs tidying. Really fun to explore and use! Organize your space in the house and even your children's rooms!
The Container Store

LifeOrganizers.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your life. From clutter to food to fitness to your relationships, this website give you tips and ways to get rid of the mess and tidy up your life.
LifeOrganizers.com

Organize.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your home, office, or any other space that needs to be cleaned and put in order. Great sales on items to help you organize!
Organize.com

Organizing Pro
Videos and articles help you simplify your life and support you in helping it stay that way.
Organizing Pro

Quicken Free Personal Finance Software
Guidance to help you stay on top of your finances.
Quicken Free Personal Finance Software

Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions
Organization and time management tips.
Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free. Help you and your family stay in control of your finances.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

College Savings Plans
Whether you or your child need support, this site provides a network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Life Organizers
How to organize your home and office, organizing tips and articles on organizing.
Life Organizers

Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple
Meal planning is made simpler with advice from this free website.
Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple

Stress Resiliency

Living Compass For Families
The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner and Holly Hughes Stoner, are a husband and wife team, with sixty years of combined experience working with families in the roles of marriage and family therapist, Episcopal priest, and teacher. This podcast provides inspiration and guidance for parents, couples, teens, and families of all sizes and shapes, helping them examine and navigate the day-to-day choices that create family wellness.
Listen To The Podcast Here

The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion by Matthew McKay, Ph.D., & Patrick Fanning
The audio programs in this 2 CD set offer many short, simple practices that promote deep, lasting and restorative relaxation. As a parent is it important to cope with stress in a healthy manner, and this products helps you do so.
The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion- Purchase on Amazon

Spirituality

Living Compass Resources
Living Compass offers a variety of resources for improving adult and family wellness. You can also subscribe to the Weekly Words of Wellness (weekly wellness tips and inspiration) here.

Emotions

Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer
As a parent, you may at times feel as if everything is happening to you at once and you have no control over your emotions or life. This book lends a great way to examine life's challenges in a positive light and a way to regain control over your emotions.
Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer on Amazon

It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller
Part of the "It Gets Better" Project, this book is about those struggling with coming out, bullying, and self-confidence issues in life. It is a great book about how to create a healthy life.
It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller

How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt
How to prevent negative emotions from getting the best of you! This book explores anger, depression, fear. rejection. and self-worth.
How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt on Amazon

The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell
As a parent, you may experience many times of stress and have trouble handling your emotions in the way you would like for your child to see. This book is about how to understand your emotions and your attitudes in times of stress. A great new outlook on life!
The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell on Amazon

The Good Enough Teen by Brad Sachs
This book offers practical insights and advise on how to develop realistic expectations for teens and parents so that the child's self esteem is enhanced.

The Family Book by Todd Parr
This book represents a variety of families, some big and some small, some with only one parent and some with two moms or dads, some quiet and some noisy, but all alike in some ways and special no matter what. Teach your child that a family is nothing more than a loving bond between parent and child!
The Family Book on Amazon

The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman
Discover your child's primary communication style and learn what you can do to effectively convey unconditional feelings of respect, affection, and commitment that will resonate in your child's emotions and behavior.
The Five Love Languages of Children on Amazon

When Children Grieve by John James and Russell Friedman
This book is good for any adult who are helping a child grieve a death, divorce, a move or other loss.

Relationships

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
A great way for parents to work on their marriage. A resource to help you understand how you communicate and how your partner communicates. Through understanding comes compassion and healing!

The Five Love languages of Teenagers
Written by Gary Chapman This is a great book for anyone who wants to have a closer connection with a teen.

How To Win As A Stepfamily by Emily B. Visher & John S. Visher
This guide gives helpful advice, strong support and keen insight to families living through the sometimes challenging “blended family” transition.
How To Win As A Stepfamily-Purchase on Amazon

Take Back Your Family by Rev. Run & Justine Simmons
For anyone seeking guidance for raising a new generation this book written by hip hop artist, Rev Run, offers a challenge to parents and solutions to 21st century parenting dilemmas.
Take Back Your Family- Purchase on Amazon

Connection Parenting: Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion, Through Love Instead of Fear by Pam Leo
Teaches about parenting through connection instead of coercion, and through love not fear.
Connection Parenting: Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion, Through Love Instead of Fear- Purchase on Amazon

Message: The Communication Skills Book by Matthew McKay & The Messages Workbook by Martha Davis, Kim Paleg and Patrick Panning
This two book combination teaches powerful stategies for effective communication at work and home, and then provides a place to apply these skills to the different aspects of their lives.
Messages: Communication Skills Book-Purchase on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Messages-Workbook-Strategies-Effective-Communication/dp/1572243716

Get out of My Life, but First Could You take Me to the Mall?
by Anthony Wolf This is a famous guide for parents advising them on how to live happily with a teenager while also helping them understand their sometimes mysterious behavior.

Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety or School Refusal by Andrew Eisen, Ph.D. and Linda Engler, Ph.D.
This book helps parents and teacher identify when a child's separation anxiety or school refusal is more than just a phase and offers effective tools they can use to manage their child's anxiety.
Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety or School Refusal on Google

Care for Body

The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls (American Girl Library) (Paperback)
This has to be the best book on the market for girls from ages 8 years and older. It fully explains, in plain language, the changes that their bodies are going through, as well as personal hygiene and respect for themselves, without putting a scare into them. We would highly recommend this book for any girl third grade and above.

Rescuing Your Teenager from Depression by Norman Berlinger, MD, Ph.D.
Gives parents the information, inspiration, and wisdom to help their children survive and return to a state of health and resilience. His own son suffered with depression in high school and he speaks from that experience as a parent and includes his professional point of view.
Rescuing Your Teenager from Depression on Amazon

If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder by Edna Foa, Ph.D. and Linda Wasmer Andrews
Growing up can be stressful for any teenager, but it is considerably harder for the many adolescents who develop an anxiety disorder. An essential guide for parents, teachers, or other adults involved with teenagers who may be affected by these disorders. By bringing together two strands of expertise--that of mental health professionals and of parents who have lived through the experience of their own teenager's mental illness--this book provides adult readers with the clinical information and practical advice they need to understand and help the teen.
If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder on Oxford U. Press

The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Anxiety by Ilene Sandas , M.A., L.P. and Christine Seigel, M.A., L.P.
This guide which is helpful to both parents and teachers as it gives resources, tools, and information needed to help children and teens with anxiety so they can grow to be happy and healthy.
The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Anxiety on Amazon

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters
Nearly everyone thinks their own family is "nutty" or at least has one or two nuts. With 101 stories of wacky yet lovable relatives, funny foibles, and holiday meltdowns, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters is often hilarious and occasionally poignant.
Family Matters on Amazon

Stress Resiliency

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
As a parent, especially of young children or working, it is important that you find ways to release the great stress of every day life. This is a book that reviews what meditation is and how valuable it can be in one's life.
Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn on Amazon

Simplicity Parenting
If you have an inkling that your family may have too hectic an existence and want to explore how to take it all down a notch, this book is a good way to explore the thought. Written by Kim John Payne

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie
This book takes the stuff of life -- family, marriage, children, money, addictions, friends, lovers, judgments of self and life, fear, pain, anger, worry, and the thoughts the mind is constantly generating -- and it shows you how to free yourself from the stresses they impose. It shows you how to take things that bother you and make them not bother you. It frees you from that.

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook
Many self-assessment tools and calming techniques presented in this book to help the reader overcome anxiety and promote their physical and emotional well-being. As a parent is it important to try and maintain a balance in your life to help keep you centered.
The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook- Purchase on Amazon

Boundries for Teens:When to Say Yes and How to Say No
This book discusses with parents how to handle the issues of anger, lying, disrespectful behavior plus sex, internet use and drugs, all in a constructive way.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John and Julie Gottman
John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage by using rigorous scientific procedures to observe the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over many years. Here is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Packed with practical questionnaires and exercises this book is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work on Amazon

It Gets Better by Dan Savage and Jerry Miller
Do you have a child struggling with coming to terms with their sexuality or just coming into their own? This book is part of the It Gets Better movement that communicates to teens and adults that, although life may be a struggle, it indeed gets better with acceptance and positivity.
It Gets Better Organization

Vocation

Simplicity Parenting: Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
If you have an inkling that your family may have too hectic an existence and want to explore how to take it all down a notch, this book is a good way to explore the thought. Written by Kim John Payne

Organization

Family Financial Handbook by Larry Burkett
Finances are the leading cause of marital breakdown and strife. Countless families give the false impression of being wealthy while drowning in a sea of debt. Family Financial Workbook is the best tool a family can have to manage their finances with God's direction. With a comprehensive collection of easy-to-follow worksheets, practicality is key feature of this great resource.
Family Financial Handbook- Purchase on Amazon

Lists for Life: The Essential Guide to Getting Organized and Tackling Tough To-Dos by Rory Tahari
Filled with more than 100 manageable, easily customizable checklists, resources, and suggestions, Lists for Life offers must-have road maps for staying organized through life's biggest transitions and most stressful situations!
Lists for Life on Amazon

Organizing Plain and Simple: A Ready Reference Guide With Hundreds Of Solutions to Your Everyday Clutter Challenges by Donna Smallin
The book is laid out like a magazine and is very simple to follow and keeps you interested. Unlike many self-help books, Smallin isn't selling herself and claiming to make up her own new science. She quotes various other organizing experts and provides a pretty extensive set of references and links that the reader can follow up with to continue their newly organized ways.
Organizing Plain and Simple on Amazon

Getting Organized by Chris Crouch
A collection of simple ideas that address at least six major issues that could be generating chaos and disorder in your life. Lends solutions for the reader to try out, making your part simple...take a quick look at the idea, try the ideas you like, discard the ones you don't!
Getting Organized by Chris Crouch on Amazon

Rest & Play

Circle You
This website gives you all the information regarding recreational activities which involves hobbies of various types. Hobbies themselves can be many fold according to one's perception and interest. It can be photography, music, books, Electronics, Arts and Crafts, Literature, Sports, internet and many more. There is a necessity of making recreational activities a part of your daily routine to imbibe fresh spirit and gain strength and energy to lead a healthy and happy life. This site helps you understand how recreational activities help in relaxation and contentment and also the need of recreation in your daily life. Make recreation a habit and strengthen the fabric of your life.
www.cirleyou.com

Family Activities and Games
Find thousands of activities, crafts, and games your whole family will enjoy.
Family Activities and Games

Relationships

A Healthy Website for Your Teen
Cyberteens is a safe and quite creative outlet for your teen. With art, news, links, and tabs about work and school, this website is a positive place for your teen to visit online.
Cyber Teens

NIDA For Teens
Learn more about drug abuse and how different drugs lead to different reactions in the brain and body. A great way to get informed about drugs and how to resist the pressures of dangerous use.
teens.drugabuse.gov

(For your teen) Under 21 Alcohol and Drug Crisis Line
Call 1-866-661-MPWR or text Keyword MPOWER to 55358 to get help for you or someone you know who needs help. Know what a crisis situation looks like and be proactive by knowing this number and website. Help your teen to be prepared.
Under 21 Alcohol and Drug Crisis Line (Online)

www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov
A resource to find alcohol and drug treatment facilities and organizations by you. An easy way to find a reliable place for yourself or your loved one to receive treatment. A first step to getting help.
www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov

Family Therapy Magazine
A great resource that provides the newest studies and thoughts on kids, parenting, and family issues. Easy to read, informative articles.
American Association for Marraige and Family Therapy

The Five Love Languages
To be a better parent for your child, sometimes its important to focus on being a better spouse. A great resource to understand more about how you and your partner communicate.
The Five Love Languages

Aging Parents and Elder Care
Help for those who are caring for an aging relative.
Aging Parents and Elder Care

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline
Gives parents alternatives to using physical punishment.
Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline

Attachment Parenting International
Offers parenting information and support.
Attachment Parenting International

Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips
These video clips will help anyone who is dating or thinking about dating as they explain the five dynamics that create attachment while dating, and the five crucial areas to explore before proceeding in a relationship.
Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips

Love Thinks- Marriage Links
Falling in love is easy, staying in love is an art. This can be accomplished when a couple realizes that a relationship will not run itself, you must RUN YOUR RELATIONSHIP.
Love Thinks- Marriage Links

5 Love Languages
Best selling author Gary Chapmanʼs website that has helped countless families, couples and friends identify practical and powerful ways to express love, simply by using the appropriate love language.
5 Love Languages

Care for Body

Men's Health Magazine
A great tool for men to find great workouts and tips for living healthy.
Men's Health Magazine Online

Women's Health Magazine
A magazine full of tips and the newest studies for women's health. Be it exercise to eating right, this publication discusses myths and offers real advice for women.
Women's Health Magazine Online

MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle
Information and resources that promote living a healthy lifestyle.
MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Publications, Data, Support Groups and Current News on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. Whether you, or your child need help with substance abuse or mental health this is a great reference site.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Fitness Magazine
Weight-loss plans, video workouts, abs exercises, diet plans, beauty tricks and health advice. It is important as parents to model healthy, mindful living!
Fitness Magazine

Tips for Better Sleep
If you're having trouble sleeping, change your sleep habits for a better night's rest. Parenting can be draining and stressful at times, making sure you are well rested helps keep you centered as you work with your child/children.
MayoClinic- Tips for Better Sleep

The New York Times Health
Stay up to date on news and trends in Health with The New York Times Health page. It is important as parents stay up to date on current health issues, and to model healthy living.
The New York Times Health

American Council on Exercise
A fitness community website featuring home workouts. It is important as parents to model healthy living!
American Council on Exercise

MeYou Health
MeYou Health is a well-being company dedicated to engaging, educating and empowering people to pursue, achieve and maintain a healthy life. Their products help people effectively engage their social networks for support, while creating fun Web and mobile experiences that encourage people to become mindful of the small actions they can accomplish every day. It is important as parents to model healthy living.
MeYou Health

Nutrition Source- Knowledge of Healthy Eating
The Nutrition Source, a Web site maintained by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. It is important as parents to model healthy eating and living!
Nutrition Source

SparkPeople
SparkPeople.com is the largest online diet and healthy living community with over 8 million registered members. It is important as parents to model healthy eating and living!
SparkPeople

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
To support and promote the best science on alcohol and health for the benefit of all. Whether you, or your child are coping with alcohol abuse or alcoholism this is an informative site including news, publications, resources and and research.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Stress Resiliency

Stress Management Resources
Understanding stress, causes, assessment, and techniques to cope with stress. As a parent is it important to try and maintain a balance in your life to help keep you centered.
Mind Tools

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress. As a parent is it important to try and maintain a balance in your life to help keep you centered.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Vocation

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

Mint.com- Personal Finance Software
Free personal finance software to assist you to manage your money, financial planning, and budget planning tools. Help you and your family stay on top of your finances.
Mint.com- Personal Finance Software

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free. Help you and your family stay in control of your finances.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

College Savings Plans
Whether you or your child need support, this site provides a network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Career Path
This sites helps you determine what career path is right for you. Having a job/career you love and are passionate about will in promote happiness in all areas of your life, including your role as a parent.
Career Path

Help When Choosing of Changing Careers
Help for people who are choosing or changing career paths. Having a job/career you love and are passionate about will in promote happiness in all areas of your life, including your role as a parent.
Help When Changing or Changing Careers

Finding The Work You Love
Helpful information on taking the steps to finding the work that you love and are passionate about, and will make you happy. Having a job/career you love and are passionate about will in promote happiness in all areas of your life, including your role as a parent.
Zen Habits- Finding The Work You Love

Organization

Living Compass Social Media
Be sure to connect with Living Compass on Facebook and Twitter for daily wellness tips and inspiration!
The Living Compass Facebook Page
The Living Compass Twitter Account

Parenting Teens With Love and Logic Videos
Foster Cline and Jim Fay's Love and Logic approach to parenting in video form! Easy to follow and very educational for any parent wishing to make their relationships with their children stronger.
Parenting Teens With Love and Logic Videos

Love and Logic
A website offering support, education, and new perspectives on how to have more fulfilling and loving relationships with your children. A helpful resource for parents who want to raise responsible and healthy children.
Love and Logic Online

Get Organized!
A website that gives you the tools to organize any space in your home or space of choice. As Seen On TV deals, the newest containers and baskets, and clearance items that are very cheap. A great tool to organize your life!
Get Organized

The Container Store
A wonderful place to look at and buy all different kinds of containers, drawers, and other spaces that help to organize any space that needs tidying. Really fun to explore and use! Organize your space in the house and even your children's rooms!
The Container Store

LifeOrganizers.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your life. From clutter to food to fitness to your relationships, this website give you tips and ways to get rid of the mess and tidy up your life.
LifeOrganizers.com

Organize.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your home, office, or any other space that needs to be cleaned and put in order. Great sales on items to help you organize!
Organize.com

Organizing Pro
Videos and articles help you simplify your life and support you in helping it stay that way.
Organizing Pro

Quicken Free Personal Finance Software
Guidance to help you stay on top of your finances.
Quicken Free Personal Finance Software

Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions
Organization and time management tips.
Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free. Help you and your family stay in control of your finances.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

College Savings Plans
Whether you or your child need support, this site provides a network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Life Organizers
How to organize your home and office, organizing tips and articles on organizing.
Life Organizers

Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple
Meal planning is made simpler with advice from this free website.
Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple

Stress Resiliency

Living Compass For Families
The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner and Holly Hughes Stoner, are a husband and wife team, with sixty years of combined experience working with families in the roles of marriage and family therapist, Episcopal priest, and teacher. This podcast provides inspiration and guidance for parents, couples, teens, and families of all sizes and shapes, helping them examine and navigate the day-to-day choices that create family wellness.
Listen To The Podcast Here

The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion by Matthew McKay, Ph.D., & Patrick Fanning
The audio programs in this 2 CD set offer many short, simple practices that promote deep, lasting and restorative relaxation. As a parent is it important to cope with stress in a healthy manner, and this products helps you do so.
The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion- Purchase on Amazon

Spirituality

Living Compass Resources
Living Compass offers a variety of resources for improving adult and family wellness. You can also subscribe to the Weekly Words of Wellness (weekly wellness tips and inspiration) here.

Emotions

Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer
As a parent, you may at times feel as if everything is happening to you at once and you have no control over your emotions or life. This book lends a great way to examine life's challenges in a positive light and a way to regain control over your emotions.
Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer on Amazon

It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller
Part of the "It Gets Better" Project, this book is about those struggling with coming out, bullying, and self-confidence issues in life. It is a great book about how to create a healthy life.
It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller

How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt
How to prevent negative emotions from getting the best of you! This book explores anger, depression, fear. rejection. and self-worth.
How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt on Amazon

The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell
As a parent, you may experience many times of stress and have trouble handling your emotions in the way you would like for your child to see. This book is about how to understand your emotions and your attitudes in times of stress. A great new outlook on life!
The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell on Amazon

The Good Enough Teen by Brad Sachs
This book offers practical insights and advise on how to develop realistic expectations for teens and parents so that the child's self esteem is enhanced.

The Family Book by Todd Parr
This book represents a variety of families, some big and some small, some with only one parent and some with two moms or dads, some quiet and some noisy, but all alike in some ways and special no matter what. Teach your child that a family is nothing more than a loving bond between parent and child!
The Family Book on Amazon

The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman
Discover your child's primary communication style and learn what you can do to effectively convey unconditional feelings of respect, affection, and commitment that will resonate in your child's emotions and behavior.
The Five Love Languages of Children on Amazon

When Children Grieve by John James and Russell Friedman
This book is good for any adult who are helping a child grieve a death, divorce, a move or other loss.

Relationships

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
A great way for parents to work on their marriage. A resource to help you understand how you communicate and how your partner communicates. Through understanding comes compassion and healing!

The Five Love languages of Teenagers
Written by Gary Chapman This is a great book for anyone who wants to have a closer connection with a teen.

How To Win As A Stepfamily by Emily B. Visher & John S. Visher
This guide gives helpful advice, strong support and keen insight to families living through the sometimes challenging “blended family” transition.
How To Win As A Stepfamily-Purchase on Amazon

Take Back Your Family by Rev. Run & Justine Simmons
For anyone seeking guidance for raising a new generation this book written by hip hop artist, Rev Run, offers a challenge to parents and solutions to 21st century parenting dilemmas.
Take Back Your Family- Purchase on Amazon

Connection Parenting: Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion, Through Love Instead of Fear by Pam Leo
Teaches about parenting through connection instead of coercion, and through love not fear.
Connection Parenting: Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion, Through Love Instead of Fear- Purchase on Amazon

Message: The Communication Skills Book by Matthew McKay & The Messages Workbook by Martha Davis, Kim Paleg and Patrick Panning
This two book combination teaches powerful stategies for effective communication at work and home, and then provides a place to apply these skills to the different aspects of their lives.
Messages: Communication Skills Book-Purchase on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Messages-Workbook-Strategies-Effective-Communication/dp/1572243716

Get out of My Life, but First Could You take Me to the Mall?
by Anthony Wolf This is a famous guide for parents advising them on how to live happily with a teenager while also helping them understand their sometimes mysterious behavior.

Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety or School Refusal by Andrew Eisen, Ph.D. and Linda Engler, Ph.D.
This book helps parents and teacher identify when a child's separation anxiety or school refusal is more than just a phase and offers effective tools they can use to manage their child's anxiety.
Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety or School Refusal on Google

Care for Body

The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls (American Girl Library) (Paperback)
This has to be the best book on the market for girls from ages 8 years and older. It fully explains, in plain language, the changes that their bodies are going through, as well as personal hygiene and respect for themselves, without putting a scare into them. We would highly recommend this book for any girl third grade and above.

Rescuing Your Teenager from Depression by Norman Berlinger, MD, Ph.D.
Gives parents the information, inspiration, and wisdom to help their children survive and return to a state of health and resilience. His own son suffered with depression in high school and he speaks from that experience as a parent and includes his professional point of view.
Rescuing Your Teenager from Depression on Amazon

If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder by Edna Foa, Ph.D. and Linda Wasmer Andrews
Growing up can be stressful for any teenager, but it is considerably harder for the many adolescents who develop an anxiety disorder. An essential guide for parents, teachers, or other adults involved with teenagers who may be affected by these disorders. By bringing together two strands of expertise--that of mental health professionals and of parents who have lived through the experience of their own teenager's mental illness--this book provides adult readers with the clinical information and practical advice they need to understand and help the teen.
If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder on Oxford U. Press

The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Anxiety by Ilene Sandas , M.A., L.P. and Christine Seigel, M.A., L.P.
This guide which is helpful to both parents and teachers as it gives resources, tools, and information needed to help children and teens with anxiety so they can grow to be happy and healthy.
The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Anxiety on Amazon

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters
Nearly everyone thinks their own family is "nutty" or at least has one or two nuts. With 101 stories of wacky yet lovable relatives, funny foibles, and holiday meltdowns, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters is often hilarious and occasionally poignant.
Family Matters on Amazon

Stress Resiliency

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
As a parent, especially of young children or working, it is important that you find ways to release the great stress of every day life. This is a book that reviews what meditation is and how valuable it can be in one's life.
Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn on Amazon

Simplicity Parenting
If you have an inkling that your family may have too hectic an existence and want to explore how to take it all down a notch, this book is a good way to explore the thought. Written by Kim John Payne

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie
This book takes the stuff of life -- family, marriage, children, money, addictions, friends, lovers, judgments of self and life, fear, pain, anger, worry, and the thoughts the mind is constantly generating -- and it shows you how to free yourself from the stresses they impose. It shows you how to take things that bother you and make them not bother you. It frees you from that.

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook
Many self-assessment tools and calming techniques presented in this book to help the reader overcome anxiety and promote their physical and emotional well-being. As a parent is it important to try and maintain a balance in your life to help keep you centered.
The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook- Purchase on Amazon

Boundries for Teens:When to Say Yes and How to Say No
This book discusses with parents how to handle the issues of anger, lying, disrespectful behavior plus sex, internet use and drugs, all in a constructive way.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John and Julie Gottman
John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage by using rigorous scientific procedures to observe the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over many years. Here is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Packed with practical questionnaires and exercises this book is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work on Amazon

It Gets Better by Dan Savage and Jerry Miller
Do you have a child struggling with coming to terms with their sexuality or just coming into their own? This book is part of the It Gets Better movement that communicates to teens and adults that, although life may be a struggle, it indeed gets better with acceptance and positivity.
It Gets Better Organization

Vocation

Simplicity Parenting: Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
If you have an inkling that your family may have too hectic an existence and want to explore how to take it all down a notch, this book is a good way to explore the thought. Written by Kim John Payne

Organization

Family Financial Handbook by Larry Burkett
Finances are the leading cause of marital breakdown and strife. Countless families give the false impression of being wealthy while drowning in a sea of debt. Family Financial Workbook is the best tool a family can have to manage their finances with God's direction. With a comprehensive collection of easy-to-follow worksheets, practicality is key feature of this great resource.
Family Financial Handbook- Purchase on Amazon

Lists for Life: The Essential Guide to Getting Organized and Tackling Tough To-Dos by Rory Tahari
Filled with more than 100 manageable, easily customizable checklists, resources, and suggestions, Lists for Life offers must-have road maps for staying organized through life's biggest transitions and most stressful situations!
Lists for Life on Amazon

Organizing Plain and Simple: A Ready Reference Guide With Hundreds Of Solutions to Your Everyday Clutter Challenges by Donna Smallin
The book is laid out like a magazine and is very simple to follow and keeps you interested. Unlike many self-help books, Smallin isn't selling herself and claiming to make up her own new science. She quotes various other organizing experts and provides a pretty extensive set of references and links that the reader can follow up with to continue their newly organized ways.
Organizing Plain and Simple on Amazon

Getting Organized by Chris Crouch
A collection of simple ideas that address at least six major issues that could be generating chaos and disorder in your life. Lends solutions for the reader to try out, making your part simple...take a quick look at the idea, try the ideas you like, discard the ones you don't!
Getting Organized by Chris Crouch on Amazon

Rest & Play

Circle You
This website gives you all the information regarding recreational activities which involves hobbies of various types. Hobbies themselves can be many fold according to one's perception and interest. It can be photography, music, books, Electronics, Arts and Crafts, Literature, Sports, internet and many more. There is a necessity of making recreational activities a part of your daily routine to imbibe fresh spirit and gain strength and energy to lead a healthy and happy life. This site helps you understand how recreational activities help in relaxation and contentment and also the need of recreation in your daily life. Make recreation a habit and strengthen the fabric of your life.
www.cirleyou.com

Family Activities and Games
Find thousands of activities, crafts, and games your whole family will enjoy.
Family Activities and Games

Relationships

A Healthy Website for Your Teen
Cyberteens is a safe and quite creative outlet for your teen. With art, news, links, and tabs about work and school, this website is a positive place for your teen to visit online.
Cyber Teens

NIDA For Teens
Learn more about drug abuse and how different drugs lead to different reactions in the brain and body. A great way to get informed about drugs and how to resist the pressures of dangerous use.
teens.drugabuse.gov

(For your teen) Under 21 Alcohol and Drug Crisis Line
Call 1-866-661-MPWR or text Keyword MPOWER to 55358 to get help for you or someone you know who needs help. Know what a crisis situation looks like and be proactive by knowing this number and website. Help your teen to be prepared.
Under 21 Alcohol and Drug Crisis Line (Online)

www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov
A resource to find alcohol and drug treatment facilities and organizations by you. An easy way to find a reliable place for yourself or your loved one to receive treatment. A first step to getting help.
www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov

Family Therapy Magazine
A great resource that provides the newest studies and thoughts on kids, parenting, and family issues. Easy to read, informative articles.
American Association for Marraige and Family Therapy

The Five Love Languages
To be a better parent for your child, sometimes its important to focus on being a better spouse. A great resource to understand more about how you and your partner communicate.
The Five Love Languages

Aging Parents and Elder Care
Help for those who are caring for an aging relative.
Aging Parents and Elder Care

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline
Gives parents alternatives to using physical punishment.
Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline

Attachment Parenting International
Offers parenting information and support.
Attachment Parenting International

Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips
These video clips will help anyone who is dating or thinking about dating as they explain the five dynamics that create attachment while dating, and the five crucial areas to explore before proceeding in a relationship.
Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips

Love Thinks- Marriage Links
Falling in love is easy, staying in love is an art. This can be accomplished when a couple realizes that a relationship will not run itself, you must RUN YOUR RELATIONSHIP.
Love Thinks- Marriage Links

5 Love Languages
Best selling author Gary Chapmanʼs website that has helped countless families, couples and friends identify practical and powerful ways to express love, simply by using the appropriate love language.
5 Love Languages

Care for Body

Men's Health Magazine
A great tool for men to find great workouts and tips for living healthy.
Men's Health Magazine Online

Women's Health Magazine
A magazine full of tips and the newest studies for women's health. Be it exercise to eating right, this publication discusses myths and offers real advice for women.
Women's Health Magazine Online

MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle
Information and resources that promote living a healthy lifestyle.
MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Publications, Data, Support Groups and Current News on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. Whether you, or your child need help with substance abuse or mental health this is a great reference site.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Fitness Magazine
Weight-loss plans, video workouts, abs exercises, diet plans, beauty tricks and health advice. It is important as parents to model healthy, mindful living!
Fitness Magazine

Tips for Better Sleep
If you're having trouble sleeping, change your sleep habits for a better night's rest. Parenting can be draining and stressful at times, making sure you are well rested helps keep you centered as you work with your child/children.
MayoClinic- Tips for Better Sleep

The New York Times Health
Stay up to date on news and trends in Health with The New York Times Health page. It is important as parents stay up to date on current health issues, and to model healthy living.
The New York Times Health

American Council on Exercise
A fitness community website featuring home workouts. It is important as parents to model healthy living!
American Council on Exercise

MeYou Health
MeYou Health is a well-being company dedicated to engaging, educating and empowering people to pursue, achieve and maintain a healthy life. Their products help people effectively engage their social networks for support, while creating fun Web and mobile experiences that encourage people to become mindful of the small actions they can accomplish every day. It is important as parents to model healthy living.
MeYou Health

Nutrition Source- Knowledge of Healthy Eating
The Nutrition Source, a Web site maintained by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. It is important as parents to model healthy eating and living!
Nutrition Source

SparkPeople
SparkPeople.com is the largest online diet and healthy living community with over 8 million registered members. It is important as parents to model healthy eating and living!
SparkPeople

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
To support and promote the best science on alcohol and health for the benefit of all. Whether you, or your child are coping with alcohol abuse or alcoholism this is an informative site including news, publications, resources and and research.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Stress Resiliency

Stress Management Resources
Understanding stress, causes, assessment, and techniques to cope with stress. As a parent is it important to try and maintain a balance in your life to help keep you centered.
Mind Tools

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress. As a parent is it important to try and maintain a balance in your life to help keep you centered.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Vocation

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

Mint.com- Personal Finance Software
Free personal finance software to assist you to manage your money, financial planning, and budget planning tools. Help you and your family stay on top of your finances.
Mint.com- Personal Finance Software

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free. Help you and your family stay in control of your finances.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

College Savings Plans
Whether you or your child need support, this site provides a network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Career Path
This sites helps you determine what career path is right for you. Having a job/career you love and are passionate about will in promote happiness in all areas of your life, including your role as a parent.
Career Path

Help When Choosing of Changing Careers
Help for people who are choosing or changing career paths. Having a job/career you love and are passionate about will in promote happiness in all areas of your life, including your role as a parent.
Help When Changing or Changing Careers

Finding The Work You Love
Helpful information on taking the steps to finding the work that you love and are passionate about, and will make you happy. Having a job/career you love and are passionate about will in promote happiness in all areas of your life, including your role as a parent.
Zen Habits- Finding The Work You Love

Organization

Living Compass Social Media
Be sure to connect with Living Compass on Facebook and Twitter for daily wellness tips and inspiration!
The Living Compass Facebook Page
The Living Compass Twitter Account

Parenting Teens With Love and Logic Videos
Foster Cline and Jim Fay's Love and Logic approach to parenting in video form! Easy to follow and very educational for any parent wishing to make their relationships with their children stronger.
Parenting Teens With Love and Logic Videos

Love and Logic
A website offering support, education, and new perspectives on how to have more fulfilling and loving relationships with your children. A helpful resource for parents who want to raise responsible and healthy children.
Love and Logic Online

Get Organized!
A website that gives you the tools to organize any space in your home or space of choice. As Seen On TV deals, the newest containers and baskets, and clearance items that are very cheap. A great tool to organize your life!
Get Organized

The Container Store
A wonderful place to look at and buy all different kinds of containers, drawers, and other spaces that help to organize any space that needs tidying. Really fun to explore and use! Organize your space in the house and even your children's rooms!
The Container Store

LifeOrganizers.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your life. From clutter to food to fitness to your relationships, this website give you tips and ways to get rid of the mess and tidy up your life.
LifeOrganizers.com

Organize.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your home, office, or any other space that needs to be cleaned and put in order. Great sales on items to help you organize!
Organize.com

Organizing Pro
Videos and articles help you simplify your life and support you in helping it stay that way.
Organizing Pro

Quicken Free Personal Finance Software
Guidance to help you stay on top of your finances.
Quicken Free Personal Finance Software

Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions
Organization and time management tips.
Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free. Help you and your family stay in control of your finances.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

College Savings Plans
Whether you or your child need support, this site provides a network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Life Organizers
How to organize your home and office, organizing tips and articles on organizing.
Life Organizers

Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple
Meal planning is made simpler with advice from this free website.
Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple

Stress Resiliency

Living Compass For Families
The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner and Holly Hughes Stoner, are a husband and wife team, with sixty years of combined experience working with families in the roles of marriage and family therapist, Episcopal priest, and teacher. This podcast provides inspiration and guidance for parents, couples, teens, and families of all sizes and shapes, helping them examine and navigate the day-to-day choices that create family wellness.
Listen To The Podcast Here

The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion by Matthew McKay, Ph.D., & Patrick Fanning
The audio programs in this 2 CD set offer many short, simple practices that promote deep, lasting and restorative relaxation. As a parent is it important to cope with stress in a healthy manner, and this products helps you do so.
The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion- Purchase on Amazon

Spirituality

Living Compass Resources
Living Compass offers a variety of resources for improving adult and family wellness. You can also subscribe to the Weekly Words of Wellness (weekly wellness tips and inspiration) here.

Emotions

Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer
As a parent, you may at times feel as if everything is happening to you at once and you have no control over your emotions or life. This book lends a great way to examine life's challenges in a positive light and a way to regain control over your emotions.
Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer on Amazon

It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller
Part of the "It Gets Better" Project, this book is about those struggling with coming out, bullying, and self-confidence issues in life. It is a great book about how to create a healthy life.
It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller

How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt
How to prevent negative emotions from getting the best of you! This book explores anger, depression, fear. rejection. and self-worth.
How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt on Amazon

The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell
As a parent, you may experience many times of stress and have trouble handling your emotions in the way you would like for your child to see. This book is about how to understand your emotions and your attitudes in times of stress. A great new outlook on life!
The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell on Amazon

The Good Enough Teen by Brad Sachs
This book offers practical insights and advise on how to develop realistic expectations for teens and parents so that the child's self esteem is enhanced.

The Family Book by Todd Parr
This book represents a variety of families, some big and some small, some with only one parent and some with two moms or dads, some quiet and some noisy, but all alike in some ways and special no matter what. Teach your child that a family is nothing more than a loving bond between parent and child!
The Family Book on Amazon

The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman
Discover your child's primary communication style and learn what you can do to effectively convey unconditional feelings of respect, affection, and commitment that will resonate in your child's emotions and behavior.
The Five Love Languages of Children on Amazon

When Children Grieve by John James and Russell Friedman
This book is good for any adult who are helping a child grieve a death, divorce, a move or other loss.

Relationships

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
A great way for parents to work on their marriage. A resource to help you understand how you communicate and how your partner communicates. Through understanding comes compassion and healing!

The Five Love languages of Teenagers
Written by Gary Chapman This is a great book for anyone who wants to have a closer connection with a teen.

How To Win As A Stepfamily by Emily B. Visher & John S. Visher
This guide gives helpful advice, strong support and keen insight to families living through the sometimes challenging “blended family” transition.
How To Win As A Stepfamily-Purchase on Amazon

Take Back Your Family by Rev. Run & Justine Simmons
For anyone seeking guidance for raising a new generation this book written by hip hop artist, Rev Run, offers a challenge to parents and solutions to 21st century parenting dilemmas.
Take Back Your Family- Purchase on Amazon

Connection Parenting: Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion, Through Love Instead of Fear by Pam Leo
Teaches about parenting through connection instead of coercion, and through love not fear.
Connection Parenting: Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion, Through Love Instead of Fear- Purchase on Amazon

Message: The Communication Skills Book by Matthew McKay & The Messages Workbook by Martha Davis, Kim Paleg and Patrick Panning
This two book combination teaches powerful stategies for effective communication at work and home, and then provides a place to apply these skills to the different aspects of their lives.
Messages: Communication Skills Book-Purchase on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Messages-Workbook-Strategies-Effective-Communication/dp/1572243716

Get out of My Life, but First Could You take Me to the Mall?
by Anthony Wolf This is a famous guide for parents advising them on how to live happily with a teenager while also helping them understand their sometimes mysterious behavior.

Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety or School Refusal by Andrew Eisen, Ph.D. and Linda Engler, Ph.D.
This book helps parents and teacher identify when a child's separation anxiety or school refusal is more than just a phase and offers effective tools they can use to manage their child's anxiety.
Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety or School Refusal on Google

Care for Body

The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls (American Girl Library) (Paperback)
This has to be the best book on the market for girls from ages 8 years and older. It fully explains, in plain language, the changes that their bodies are going through, as well as personal hygiene and respect for themselves, without putting a scare into them. We would highly recommend this book for any girl third grade and above.

Rescuing Your Teenager from Depression by Norman Berlinger, MD, Ph.D.
Gives parents the information, inspiration, and wisdom to help their children survive and return to a state of health and resilience. His own son suffered with depression in high school and he speaks from that experience as a parent and includes his professional point of view.
Rescuing Your Teenager from Depression on Amazon

If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder by Edna Foa, Ph.D. and Linda Wasmer Andrews
Growing up can be stressful for any teenager, but it is considerably harder for the many adolescents who develop an anxiety disorder. An essential guide for parents, teachers, or other adults involved with teenagers who may be affected by these disorders. By bringing together two strands of expertise--that of mental health professionals and of parents who have lived through the experience of their own teenager's mental illness--this book provides adult readers with the clinical information and practical advice they need to understand and help the teen.
If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder on Oxford U. Press

The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Anxiety by Ilene Sandas , M.A., L.P. and Christine Seigel, M.A., L.P.
This guide which is helpful to both parents and teachers as it gives resources, tools, and information needed to help children and teens with anxiety so they can grow to be happy and healthy.
The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Anxiety on Amazon

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters
Nearly everyone thinks their own family is "nutty" or at least has one or two nuts. With 101 stories of wacky yet lovable relatives, funny foibles, and holiday meltdowns, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters is often hilarious and occasionally poignant.
Family Matters on Amazon

Stress Resiliency

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
As a parent, especially of young children or working, it is important that you find ways to release the great stress of every day life. This is a book that reviews what meditation is and how valuable it can be in one's life.
Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn on Amazon

Simplicity Parenting
If you have an inkling that your family may have too hectic an existence and want to explore how to take it all down a notch, this book is a good way to explore the thought. Written by Kim John Payne

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie
This book takes the stuff of life -- family, marriage, children, money, addictions, friends, lovers, judgments of self and life, fear, pain, anger, worry, and the thoughts the mind is constantly generating -- and it shows you how to free yourself from the stresses they impose. It shows you how to take things that bother you and make them not bother you. It frees you from that.

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook
Many self-assessment tools and calming techniques presented in this book to help the reader overcome anxiety and promote their physical and emotional well-being. As a parent is it important to try and maintain a balance in your life to help keep you centered.
The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook- Purchase on Amazon

Boundries for Teens:When to Say Yes and How to Say No
This book discusses with parents how to handle the issues of anger, lying, disrespectful behavior plus sex, internet use and drugs, all in a constructive way.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John and Julie Gottman
John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage by using rigorous scientific procedures to observe the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over many years. Here is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Packed with practical questionnaires and exercises this book is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work on Amazon

It Gets Better by Dan Savage and Jerry Miller
Do you have a child struggling with coming to terms with their sexuality or just coming into their own? This book is part of the It Gets Better movement that communicates to teens and adults that, although life may be a struggle, it indeed gets better with acceptance and positivity.
It Gets Better Organization

Vocation

Simplicity Parenting: Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
If you have an inkling that your family may have too hectic an existence and want to explore how to take it all down a notch, this book is a good way to explore the thought. Written by Kim John Payne

Organization

Family Financial Handbook by Larry Burkett
Finances are the leading cause of marital breakdown and strife. Countless families give the false impression of being wealthy while drowning in a sea of debt. Family Financial Workbook is the best tool a family can have to manage their finances with God's direction. With a comprehensive collection of easy-to-follow worksheets, practicality is key feature of this great resource.
Family Financial Handbook- Purchase on Amazon

Lists for Life: The Essential Guide to Getting Organized and Tackling Tough To-Dos by Rory Tahari
Filled with more than 100 manageable, easily customizable checklists, resources, and suggestions, Lists for Life offers must-have road maps for staying organized through life's biggest transitions and most stressful situations!
Lists for Life on Amazon

Organizing Plain and Simple: A Ready Reference Guide With Hundreds Of Solutions to Your Everyday Clutter Challenges by Donna Smallin
The book is laid out like a magazine and is very simple to follow and keeps you interested. Unlike many self-help books, Smallin isn't selling herself and claiming to make up her own new science. She quotes various other organizing experts and provides a pretty extensive set of references and links that the reader can follow up with to continue their newly organized ways.
Organizing Plain and Simple on Amazon

Getting Organized by Chris Crouch
A collection of simple ideas that address at least six major issues that could be generating chaos and disorder in your life. Lends solutions for the reader to try out, making your part simple...take a quick look at the idea, try the ideas you like, discard the ones you don't!
Getting Organized by Chris Crouch on Amazon

Rest & Play

Circle You
This website gives you all the information regarding recreational activities which involves hobbies of various types. Hobbies themselves can be many fold according to one's perception and interest. It can be photography, music, books, Electronics, Arts and Crafts, Literature, Sports, internet and many more. There is a necessity of making recreational activities a part of your daily routine to imbibe fresh spirit and gain strength and energy to lead a healthy and happy life. This site helps you understand how recreational activities help in relaxation and contentment and also the need of recreation in your daily life. Make recreation a habit and strengthen the fabric of your life.
www.cirleyou.com

Family Activities and Games
Find thousands of activities, crafts, and games your whole family will enjoy.
Family Activities and Games

Relationships

A Healthy Website for Your Teen
Cyberteens is a safe and quite creative outlet for your teen. With art, news, links, and tabs about work and school, this website is a positive place for your teen to visit online.
Cyber Teens

NIDA For Teens
Learn more about drug abuse and how different drugs lead to different reactions in the brain and body. A great way to get informed about drugs and how to resist the pressures of dangerous use.
teens.drugabuse.gov

(For your teen) Under 21 Alcohol and Drug Crisis Line
Call 1-866-661-MPWR or text Keyword MPOWER to 55358 to get help for you or someone you know who needs help. Know what a crisis situation looks like and be proactive by knowing this number and website. Help your teen to be prepared.
Under 21 Alcohol and Drug Crisis Line (Online)

www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov
A resource to find alcohol and drug treatment facilities and organizations by you. An easy way to find a reliable place for yourself or your loved one to receive treatment. A first step to getting help.
www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov

Family Therapy Magazine
A great resource that provides the newest studies and thoughts on kids, parenting, and family issues. Easy to read, informative articles.
American Association for Marraige and Family Therapy

The Five Love Languages
To be a better parent for your child, sometimes its important to focus on being a better spouse. A great resource to understand more about how you and your partner communicate.
The Five Love Languages

Aging Parents and Elder Care
Help for those who are caring for an aging relative.
Aging Parents and Elder Care

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline
Gives parents alternatives to using physical punishment.
Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline

Attachment Parenting International
Offers parenting information and support.
Attachment Parenting International

Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips
These video clips will help anyone who is dating or thinking about dating as they explain the five dynamics that create attachment while dating, and the five crucial areas to explore before proceeding in a relationship.
Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips

Love Thinks- Marriage Links
Falling in love is easy, staying in love is an art. This can be accomplished when a couple realizes that a relationship will not run itself, you must RUN YOUR RELATIONSHIP.
Love Thinks- Marriage Links

5 Love Languages
Best selling author Gary Chapmanʼs website that has helped countless families, couples and friends identify practical and powerful ways to express love, simply by using the appropriate love language.
5 Love Languages

Care for Body

Men's Health Magazine
A great tool for men to find great workouts and tips for living healthy.
Men's Health Magazine Online

Women's Health Magazine
A magazine full of tips and the newest studies for women's health. Be it exercise to eating right, this publication discusses myths and offers real advice for women.
Women's Health Magazine Online

MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle
Information and resources that promote living a healthy lifestyle.
MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Publications, Data, Support Groups and Current News on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. Whether you, or your child need help with substance abuse or mental health this is a great reference site.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Fitness Magazine
Weight-loss plans, video workouts, abs exercises, diet plans, beauty tricks and health advice. It is important as parents to model healthy, mindful living!
Fitness Magazine

Tips for Better Sleep
If you're having trouble sleeping, change your sleep habits for a better night's rest. Parenting can be draining and stressful at times, making sure you are well rested helps keep you centered as you work with your child/children.
MayoClinic- Tips for Better Sleep

The New York Times Health
Stay up to date on news and trends in Health with The New York Times Health page. It is important as parents stay up to date on current health issues, and to model healthy living.
The New York Times Health

American Council on Exercise
A fitness community website featuring home workouts. It is important as parents to model healthy living!
American Council on Exercise

MeYou Health
MeYou Health is a well-being company dedicated to engaging, educating and empowering people to pursue, achieve and maintain a healthy life. Their products help people effectively engage their social networks for support, while creating fun Web and mobile experiences that encourage people to become mindful of the small actions they can accomplish every day. It is important as parents to model healthy living.
MeYou Health

Nutrition Source- Knowledge of Healthy Eating
The Nutrition Source, a Web site maintained by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. It is important as parents to model healthy eating and living!
Nutrition Source

SparkPeople
SparkPeople.com is the largest online diet and healthy living community with over 8 million registered members. It is important as parents to model healthy eating and living!
SparkPeople

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
To support and promote the best science on alcohol and health for the benefit of all. Whether you, or your child are coping with alcohol abuse or alcoholism this is an informative site including news, publications, resources and and research.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Stress Resiliency

Stress Management Resources
Understanding stress, causes, assessment, and techniques to cope with stress. As a parent is it important to try and maintain a balance in your life to help keep you centered.
Mind Tools

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress. As a parent is it important to try and maintain a balance in your life to help keep you centered.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Vocation

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

Mint.com- Personal Finance Software
Free personal finance software to assist you to manage your money, financial planning, and budget planning tools. Help you and your family stay on top of your finances.
Mint.com- Personal Finance Software

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free. Help you and your family stay in control of your finances.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

College Savings Plans
Whether you or your child need support, this site provides a network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Career Path
This sites helps you determine what career path is right for you. Having a job/career you love and are passionate about will in promote happiness in all areas of your life, including your role as a parent.
Career Path

Help When Choosing of Changing Careers
Help for people who are choosing or changing career paths. Having a job/career you love and are passionate about will in promote happiness in all areas of your life, including your role as a parent.
Help When Changing or Changing Careers

Finding The Work You Love
Helpful information on taking the steps to finding the work that you love and are passionate about, and will make you happy. Having a job/career you love and are passionate about will in promote happiness in all areas of your life, including your role as a parent.
Zen Habits- Finding The Work You Love

Organization

Living Compass Social Media
Be sure to connect with Living Compass on Facebook and Twitter for daily wellness tips and inspiration!
The Living Compass Facebook Page
The Living Compass Twitter Account

Parenting Teens With Love and Logic Videos
Foster Cline and Jim Fay's Love and Logic approach to parenting in video form! Easy to follow and very educational for any parent wishing to make their relationships with their children stronger.
Parenting Teens With Love and Logic Videos

Love and Logic
A website offering support, education, and new perspectives on how to have more fulfilling and loving relationships with your children. A helpful resource for parents who want to raise responsible and healthy children.
Love and Logic Online

Get Organized!
A website that gives you the tools to organize any space in your home or space of choice. As Seen On TV deals, the newest containers and baskets, and clearance items that are very cheap. A great tool to organize your life!
Get Organized

The Container Store
A wonderful place to look at and buy all different kinds of containers, drawers, and other spaces that help to organize any space that needs tidying. Really fun to explore and use! Organize your space in the house and even your children's rooms!
The Container Store

LifeOrganizers.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your life. From clutter to food to fitness to your relationships, this website give you tips and ways to get rid of the mess and tidy up your life.
LifeOrganizers.com

Organize.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your home, office, or any other space that needs to be cleaned and put in order. Great sales on items to help you organize!
Organize.com

Organizing Pro
Videos and articles help you simplify your life and support you in helping it stay that way.
Organizing Pro

Quicken Free Personal Finance Software
Guidance to help you stay on top of your finances.
Quicken Free Personal Finance Software

Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions
Organization and time management tips.
Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free. Help you and your family stay in control of your finances.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

College Savings Plans
Whether you or your child need support, this site provides a network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Life Organizers
How to organize your home and office, organizing tips and articles on organizing.
Life Organizers

Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple
Meal planning is made simpler with advice from this free website.
Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple

Stress Resiliency

Living Compass For Families
The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner and Holly Hughes Stoner, are a husband and wife team, with sixty years of combined experience working with families in the roles of marriage and family therapist, Episcopal priest, and teacher. This podcast provides inspiration and guidance for parents, couples, teens, and families of all sizes and shapes, helping them examine and navigate the day-to-day choices that create family wellness.
Listen To The Podcast Here

The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion by Matthew McKay, Ph.D., & Patrick Fanning
The audio programs in this 2 CD set offer many short, simple practices that promote deep, lasting and restorative relaxation. As a parent is it important to cope with stress in a healthy manner, and this products helps you do so.
The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion- Purchase on Amazon

Spirituality

Living Compass Resources
Living Compass offers a variety of resources for improving adult and family wellness. You can also subscribe to the Weekly Words of Wellness (weekly wellness tips and inspiration) here.

Emotions

Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer
As a parent, you may at times feel as if everything is happening to you at once and you have no control over your emotions or life. This book lends a great way to examine life's challenges in a positive light and a way to regain control over your emotions.
Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer on Amazon

It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller
Part of the "It Gets Better" Project, this book is about those struggling with coming out, bullying, and self-confidence issues in life. It is a great book about how to create a healthy life.
It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller

How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt
How to prevent negative emotions from getting the best of you! This book explores anger, depression, fear. rejection. and self-worth.
How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt on Amazon

The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell
As a parent, you may experience many times of stress and have trouble handling your emotions in the way you would like for your child to see. This book is about how to understand your emotions and your attitudes in times of stress. A great new outlook on life!
The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell on Amazon

The Good Enough Teen by Brad Sachs
This book offers practical insights and advise on how to develop realistic expectations for teens and parents so that the child's self esteem is enhanced.

The Family Book by Todd Parr
This book represents a variety of families, some big and some small, some with only one parent and some with two moms or dads, some quiet and some noisy, but all alike in some ways and special no matter what. Teach your child that a family is nothing more than a loving bond between parent and child!
The Family Book on Amazon

The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman
Discover your child's primary communication style and learn what you can do to effectively convey unconditional feelings of respect, affection, and commitment that will resonate in your child's emotions and behavior.
The Five Love Languages of Children on Amazon

When Children Grieve by John James and Russell Friedman
This book is good for any adult who are helping a child grieve a death, divorce, a move or other loss.

Relationships

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
A great way for parents to work on their marriage. A resource to help you understand how you communicate and how your partner communicates. Through understanding comes compassion and healing!

The Five Love languages of Teenagers
Written by Gary Chapman This is a great book for anyone who wants to have a closer connection with a teen.

How To Win As A Stepfamily by Emily B. Visher & John S. Visher
This guide gives helpful advice, strong support and keen insight to families living through the sometimes challenging “blended family” transition.
How To Win As A Stepfamily-Purchase on Amazon

Take Back Your Family by Rev. Run & Justine Simmons
For anyone seeking guidance for raising a new generation this book written by hip hop artist, Rev Run, offers a challenge to parents and solutions to 21st century parenting dilemmas.
Take Back Your Family- Purchase on Amazon

Connection Parenting: Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion, Through Love Instead of Fear by Pam Leo
Teaches about parenting through connection instead of coercion, and through love not fear.
Connection Parenting: Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion, Through Love Instead of Fear- Purchase on Amazon

Message: The Communication Skills Book by Matthew McKay & The Messages Workbook by Martha Davis, Kim Paleg and Patrick Panning
This two book combination teaches powerful stategies for effective communication at work and home, and then provides a place to apply these skills to the different aspects of their lives.
Messages: Communication Skills Book-Purchase on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Messages-Workbook-Strategies-Effective-Communication/dp/1572243716

Get out of My Life, but First Could You take Me to the Mall?
by Anthony Wolf This is a famous guide for parents advising them on how to live happily with a teenager while also helping them understand their sometimes mysterious behavior.

Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety or School Refusal by Andrew Eisen, Ph.D. and Linda Engler, Ph.D.
This book helps parents and teacher identify when a child's separation anxiety or school refusal is more than just a phase and offers effective tools they can use to manage their child's anxiety.
Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety or School Refusal on Google

Care for Body

The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls (American Girl Library) (Paperback)
This has to be the best book on the market for girls from ages 8 years and older. It fully explains, in plain language, the changes that their bodies are going through, as well as personal hygiene and respect for themselves, without putting a scare into them. We would highly recommend this book for any girl third grade and above.

Rescuing Your Teenager from Depression by Norman Berlinger, MD, Ph.D.
Gives parents the information, inspiration, and wisdom to help their children survive and return to a state of health and resilience. His own son suffered with depression in high school and he speaks from that experience as a parent and includes his professional point of view.
Rescuing Your Teenager from Depression on Amazon

If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder by Edna Foa, Ph.D. and Linda Wasmer Andrews
Growing up can be stressful for any teenager, but it is considerably harder for the many adolescents who develop an anxiety disorder. An essential guide for parents, teachers, or other adults involved with teenagers who may be affected by these disorders. By bringing together two strands of expertise--that of mental health professionals and of parents who have lived through the experience of their own teenager's mental illness--this book provides adult readers with the clinical information and practical advice they need to understand and help the teen.
If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder on Oxford U. Press

The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Anxiety by Ilene Sandas , M.A., L.P. and Christine Seigel, M.A., L.P.
This guide which is helpful to both parents and teachers as it gives resources, tools, and information needed to help children and teens with anxiety so they can grow to be happy and healthy.
The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Anxiety on Amazon

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters
Nearly everyone thinks their own family is "nutty" or at least has one or two nuts. With 101 stories of wacky yet lovable relatives, funny foibles, and holiday meltdowns, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters is often hilarious and occasionally poignant.
Family Matters on Amazon

Stress Resiliency

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
As a parent, especially of young children or working, it is important that you find ways to release the great stress of every day life. This is a book that reviews what meditation is and how valuable it can be in one's life.
Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn on Amazon

Simplicity Parenting
If you have an inkling that your family may have too hectic an existence and want to explore how to take it all down a notch, this book is a good way to explore the thought. Written by Kim John Payne

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie
This book takes the stuff of life -- family, marriage, children, money, addictions, friends, lovers, judgments of self and life, fear, pain, anger, worry, and the thoughts the mind is constantly generating -- and it shows you how to free yourself from the stresses they impose. It shows you how to take things that bother you and make them not bother you. It frees you from that.

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook
Many self-assessment tools and calming techniques presented in this book to help the reader overcome anxiety and promote their physical and emotional well-being. As a parent is it important to try and maintain a balance in your life to help keep you centered.
The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook- Purchase on Amazon

Boundries for Teens:When to Say Yes and How to Say No
This book discusses with parents how to handle the issues of anger, lying, disrespectful behavior plus sex, internet use and drugs, all in a constructive way.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John and Julie Gottman
John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage by using rigorous scientific procedures to observe the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over many years. Here is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Packed with practical questionnaires and exercises this book is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work on Amazon

It Gets Better by Dan Savage and Jerry Miller
Do you have a child struggling with coming to terms with their sexuality or just coming into their own? This book is part of the It Gets Better movement that communicates to teens and adults that, although life may be a struggle, it indeed gets better with acceptance and positivity.
It Gets Better Organization

Vocation

Simplicity Parenting: Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
If you have an inkling that your family may have too hectic an existence and want to explore how to take it all down a notch, this book is a good way to explore the thought. Written by Kim John Payne

Organization

Family Financial Handbook by Larry Burkett
Finances are the leading cause of marital breakdown and strife. Countless families give the false impression of being wealthy while drowning in a sea of debt. Family Financial Workbook is the best tool a family can have to manage their finances with God's direction. With a comprehensive collection of easy-to-follow worksheets, practicality is key feature of this great resource.
Family Financial Handbook- Purchase on Amazon

Lists for Life: The Essential Guide to Getting Organized and Tackling Tough To-Dos by Rory Tahari
Filled with more than 100 manageable, easily customizable checklists, resources, and suggestions, Lists for Life offers must-have road maps for staying organized through life's biggest transitions and most stressful situations!
Lists for Life on Amazon

Organizing Plain and Simple: A Ready Reference Guide With Hundreds Of Solutions to Your Everyday Clutter Challenges by Donna Smallin
The book is laid out like a magazine and is very simple to follow and keeps you interested. Unlike many self-help books, Smallin isn't selling herself and claiming to make up her own new science. She quotes various other organizing experts and provides a pretty extensive set of references and links that the reader can follow up with to continue their newly organized ways.
Organizing Plain and Simple on Amazon

Getting Organized by Chris Crouch
A collection of simple ideas that address at least six major issues that could be generating chaos and disorder in your life. Lends solutions for the reader to try out, making your part simple...take a quick look at the idea, try the ideas you like, discard the ones you don't!
Getting Organized by Chris Crouch on Amazon

Rest & Play

Circle You
This website gives you all the information regarding recreational activities which involves hobbies of various types. Hobbies themselves can be many fold according to one's perception and interest. It can be photography, music, books, Electronics, Arts and Crafts, Literature, Sports, internet and many more. There is a necessity of making recreational activities a part of your daily routine to imbibe fresh spirit and gain strength and energy to lead a healthy and happy life. This site helps you understand how recreational activities help in relaxation and contentment and also the need of recreation in your daily life. Make recreation a habit and strengthen the fabric of your life.
www.cirleyou.com

Family Activities and Games
Find thousands of activities, crafts, and games your whole family will enjoy.
Family Activities and Games

Relationships

A Healthy Website for Your Teen
Cyberteens is a safe and quite creative outlet for your teen. With art, news, links, and tabs about work and school, this website is a positive place for your teen to visit online.
Cyber Teens

NIDA For Teens
Learn more about drug abuse and how different drugs lead to different reactions in the brain and body. A great way to get informed about drugs and how to resist the pressures of dangerous use.
teens.drugabuse.gov

(For your teen) Under 21 Alcohol and Drug Crisis Line
Call 1-866-661-MPWR or text Keyword MPOWER to 55358 to get help for you or someone you know who needs help. Know what a crisis situation looks like and be proactive by knowing this number and website. Help your teen to be prepared.
Under 21 Alcohol and Drug Crisis Line (Online)

www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov
A resource to find alcohol and drug treatment facilities and organizations by you. An easy way to find a reliable place for yourself or your loved one to receive treatment. A first step to getting help.
www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov

Family Therapy Magazine
A great resource that provides the newest studies and thoughts on kids, parenting, and family issues. Easy to read, informative articles.
American Association for Marraige and Family Therapy

The Five Love Languages
To be a better parent for your child, sometimes its important to focus on being a better spouse. A great resource to understand more about how you and your partner communicate.
The Five Love Languages

Aging Parents and Elder Care
Help for those who are caring for an aging relative.
Aging Parents and Elder Care

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline
Gives parents alternatives to using physical punishment.
Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline

Attachment Parenting International
Offers parenting information and support.
Attachment Parenting International

Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips
These video clips will help anyone who is dating or thinking about dating as they explain the five dynamics that create attachment while dating, and the five crucial areas to explore before proceeding in a relationship.
Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips

Love Thinks- Marriage Links
Falling in love is easy, staying in love is an art. This can be accomplished when a couple realizes that a relationship will not run itself, you must RUN YOUR RELATIONSHIP.
Love Thinks- Marriage Links

5 Love Languages
Best selling author Gary Chapmanʼs website that has helped countless families, couples and friends identify practical and powerful ways to express love, simply by using the appropriate love language.
5 Love Languages

Care for Body

Men's Health Magazine
A great tool for men to find great workouts and tips for living healthy.
Men's Health Magazine Online

Women's Health Magazine
A magazine full of tips and the newest studies for women's health. Be it exercise to eating right, this publication discusses myths and offers real advice for women.
Women's Health Magazine Online

MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle
Information and resources that promote living a healthy lifestyle.
MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Publications, Data, Support Groups and Current News on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. Whether you, or your child need help with substance abuse or mental health this is a great reference site.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Fitness Magazine
Weight-loss plans, video workouts, abs exercises, diet plans, beauty tricks and health advice. It is important as parents to model healthy, mindful living!
Fitness Magazine

Tips for Better Sleep
If you're having trouble sleeping, change your sleep habits for a better night's rest. Parenting can be draining and stressful at times, making sure you are well rested helps keep you centered as you work with your child/children.
MayoClinic- Tips for Better Sleep

The New York Times Health
Stay up to date on news and trends in Health with The New York Times Health page. It is important as parents stay up to date on current health issues, and to model healthy living.
The New York Times Health

American Council on Exercise
A fitness community website featuring home workouts. It is important as parents to model healthy living!
American Council on Exercise

MeYou Health
MeYou Health is a well-being company dedicated to engaging, educating and empowering people to pursue, achieve and maintain a healthy life. Their products help people effectively engage their social networks for support, while creating fun Web and mobile experiences that encourage people to become mindful of the small actions they can accomplish every day. It is important as parents to model healthy living.
MeYou Health

Nutrition Source- Knowledge of Healthy Eating
The Nutrition Source, a Web site maintained by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. It is important as parents to model healthy eating and living!
Nutrition Source

SparkPeople
SparkPeople.com is the largest online diet and healthy living community with over 8 million registered members. It is important as parents to model healthy eating and living!
SparkPeople

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
To support and promote the best science on alcohol and health for the benefit of all. Whether you, or your child are coping with alcohol abuse or alcoholism this is an informative site including news, publications, resources and and research.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Stress Resiliency

Stress Management Resources
Understanding stress, causes, assessment, and techniques to cope with stress. As a parent is it important to try and maintain a balance in your life to help keep you centered.
Mind Tools

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress. As a parent is it important to try and maintain a balance in your life to help keep you centered.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Vocation

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

Mint.com- Personal Finance Software
Free personal finance software to assist you to manage your money, financial planning, and budget planning tools. Help you and your family stay on top of your finances.
Mint.com- Personal Finance Software

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free. Help you and your family stay in control of your finances.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

College Savings Plans
Whether you or your child need support, this site provides a network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Career Path
This sites helps you determine what career path is right for you. Having a job/career you love and are passionate about will in promote happiness in all areas of your life, including your role as a parent.
Career Path

Help When Choosing of Changing Careers
Help for people who are choosing or changing career paths. Having a job/career you love and are passionate about will in promote happiness in all areas of your life, including your role as a parent.
Help When Changing or Changing Careers

Finding The Work You Love
Helpful information on taking the steps to finding the work that you love and are passionate about, and will make you happy. Having a job/career you love and are passionate about will in promote happiness in all areas of your life, including your role as a parent.
Zen Habits- Finding The Work You Love

Organization

Living Compass Social Media
Be sure to connect with Living Compass on Facebook and Twitter for daily wellness tips and inspiration!
The Living Compass Facebook Page
The Living Compass Twitter Account

Parenting Teens With Love and Logic Videos
Foster Cline and Jim Fay's Love and Logic approach to parenting in video form! Easy to follow and very educational for any parent wishing to make their relationships with their children stronger.
Parenting Teens With Love and Logic Videos

Love and Logic
A website offering support, education, and new perspectives on how to have more fulfilling and loving relationships with your children. A helpful resource for parents who want to raise responsible and healthy children.
Love and Logic Online

Get Organized!
A website that gives you the tools to organize any space in your home or space of choice. As Seen On TV deals, the newest containers and baskets, and clearance items that are very cheap. A great tool to organize your life!
Get Organized

The Container Store
A wonderful place to look at and buy all different kinds of containers, drawers, and other spaces that help to organize any space that needs tidying. Really fun to explore and use! Organize your space in the house and even your children's rooms!
The Container Store

LifeOrganizers.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your life. From clutter to food to fitness to your relationships, this website give you tips and ways to get rid of the mess and tidy up your life.
LifeOrganizers.com

Organize.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your home, office, or any other space that needs to be cleaned and put in order. Great sales on items to help you organize!
Organize.com

Organizing Pro
Videos and articles help you simplify your life and support you in helping it stay that way.
Organizing Pro

Quicken Free Personal Finance Software
Guidance to help you stay on top of your finances.
Quicken Free Personal Finance Software

Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions
Organization and time management tips.
Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free. Help you and your family stay in control of your finances.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

College Savings Plans
Whether you or your child need support, this site provides a network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Life Organizers
How to organize your home and office, organizing tips and articles on organizing.
Life Organizers

Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple
Meal planning is made simpler with advice from this free website.
Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple

Stress Resiliency

Living Compass For Families
The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner and Holly Hughes Stoner, are a husband and wife team, with sixty years of combined experience working with families in the roles of marriage and family therapist, Episcopal priest, and teacher. This podcast provides inspiration and guidance for parents, couples, teens, and families of all sizes and shapes, helping them examine and navigate the day-to-day choices that create family wellness.
Listen To The Podcast Here

The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion by Matthew McKay, Ph.D., & Patrick Fanning
The audio programs in this 2 CD set offer many short, simple practices that promote deep, lasting and restorative relaxation. As a parent is it important to cope with stress in a healthy manner, and this products helps you do so.
The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion- Purchase on Amazon

Spirituality

Living Compass Resources
Living Compass offers a variety of resources for improving adult and family wellness. You can also subscribe to the Weekly Words of Wellness (weekly wellness tips and inspiration) here.

Emotions

Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer
As a parent, you may at times feel as if everything is happening to you at once and you have no control over your emotions or life. This book lends a great way to examine life's challenges in a positive light and a way to regain control over your emotions.
Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer on Amazon

It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller
Part of the "It Gets Better" Project, this book is about those struggling with coming out, bullying, and self-confidence issues in life. It is a great book about how to create a healthy life.
It Gets Better by Dan Savage & Jerry Miller

How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt
How to prevent negative emotions from getting the best of you! This book explores anger, depression, fear. rejection. and self-worth.
How to Handle Your Emotions by June Hunt on Amazon

The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell
As a parent, you may experience many times of stress and have trouble handling your emotions in the way you would like for your child to see. This book is about how to understand your emotions and your attitudes in times of stress. A great new outlook on life!
The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell on Amazon

The Good Enough Teen by Brad Sachs
This book offers practical insights and advise on how to develop realistic expectations for teens and parents so that the child's self esteem is enhanced.

The Family Book by Todd Parr
This book represents a variety of families, some big and some small, some with only one parent and some with two moms or dads, some quiet and some noisy, but all alike in some ways and special no matter what. Teach your child that a family is nothing more than a loving bond between parent and child!
The Family Book on Amazon

The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman
Discover your child's primary communication style and learn what you can do to effectively convey unconditional feelings of respect, affection, and commitment that will resonate in your child's emotions and behavior.
The Five Love Languages of Children on Amazon

When Children Grieve by John James and Russell Friedman
This book is good for any adult who are helping a child grieve a death, divorce, a move or other loss.

Relationships

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
A great way for parents to work on their marriage. A resource to help you understand how you communicate and how your partner communicates. Through understanding comes compassion and healing!

The Five Love languages of Teenagers
Written by Gary Chapman This is a great book for anyone who wants to have a closer connection with a teen.

How To Win As A Stepfamily by Emily B. Visher & John S. Visher
This guide gives helpful advice, strong support and keen insight to families living through the sometimes challenging “blended family” transition.
How To Win As A Stepfamily-Purchase on Amazon

Take Back Your Family by Rev. Run & Justine Simmons
For anyone seeking guidance for raising a new generation this book written by hip hop artist, Rev Run, offers a challenge to parents and solutions to 21st century parenting dilemmas.
Take Back Your Family- Purchase on Amazon

Connection Parenting: Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion, Through Love Instead of Fear by Pam Leo
Teaches about parenting through connection instead of coercion, and through love not fear.
Connection Parenting: Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion, Through Love Instead of Fear- Purchase on Amazon

Message: The Communication Skills Book by Matthew McKay & The Messages Workbook by Martha Davis, Kim Paleg and Patrick Panning
This two book combination teaches powerful stategies for effective communication at work and home, and then provides a place to apply these skills to the different aspects of their lives.
Messages: Communication Skills Book-Purchase on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Messages-Workbook-Strategies-Effective-Communication/dp/1572243716

Get out of My Life, but First Could You take Me to the Mall?
by Anthony Wolf This is a famous guide for parents advising them on how to live happily with a teenager while also helping them understand their sometimes mysterious behavior.

Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety or School Refusal by Andrew Eisen, Ph.D. and Linda Engler, Ph.D.
This book helps parents and teacher identify when a child's separation anxiety or school refusal is more than just a phase and offers effective tools they can use to manage their child's anxiety.
Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety or School Refusal on Google

Care for Body

The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls (American Girl Library) (Paperback)
This has to be the best book on the market for girls from ages 8 years and older. It fully explains, in plain language, the changes that their bodies are going through, as well as personal hygiene and respect for themselves, without putting a scare into them. We would highly recommend this book for any girl third grade and above.

Rescuing Your Teenager from Depression by Norman Berlinger, MD, Ph.D.
Gives parents the information, inspiration, and wisdom to help their children survive and return to a state of health and resilience. His own son suffered with depression in high school and he speaks from that experience as a parent and includes his professional point of view.
Rescuing Your Teenager from Depression on Amazon

If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder by Edna Foa, Ph.D. and Linda Wasmer Andrews
Growing up can be stressful for any teenager, but it is considerably harder for the many adolescents who develop an anxiety disorder. An essential guide for parents, teachers, or other adults involved with teenagers who may be affected by these disorders. By bringing together two strands of expertise--that of mental health professionals and of parents who have lived through the experience of their own teenager's mental illness--this book provides adult readers with the clinical information and practical advice they need to understand and help the teen.
If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder on Oxford U. Press

The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Anxiety by Ilene Sandas , M.A., L.P. and Christine Seigel, M.A., L.P.
This guide which is helpful to both parents and teachers as it gives resources, tools, and information needed to help children and teens with anxiety so they can grow to be happy and healthy.
The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Anxiety on Amazon

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters
Nearly everyone thinks their own family is "nutty" or at least has one or two nuts. With 101 stories of wacky yet lovable relatives, funny foibles, and holiday meltdowns, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters is often hilarious and occasionally poignant.
Family Matters on Amazon

Stress Resiliency

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
As a parent, especially of young children or working, it is important that you find ways to release the great stress of every day life. This is a book that reviews what meditation is and how valuable it can be in one's life.
Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn on Amazon

Simplicity Parenting
If you have an inkling that your family may have too hectic an existence and want to explore how to take it all down a notch, this book is a good way to explore the thought. Written by Kim John Payne

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie
This book takes the stuff of life -- family, marriage, children, money, addictions, friends, lovers, judgments of self and life, fear, pain, anger, worry, and the thoughts the mind is constantly generating -- and it shows you how to free yourself from the stresses they impose. It shows you how to take things that bother you and make them not bother you. It frees you from that.

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook
Many self-assessment tools and calming techniques presented in this book to help the reader overcome anxiety and promote their physical and emotional well-being. As a parent is it important to try and maintain a balance in your life to help keep you centered.
The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook- Purchase on Amazon

Boundries for Teens:When to Say Yes and How to Say No
This book discusses with parents how to handle the issues of anger, lying, disrespectful behavior plus sex, internet use and drugs, all in a constructive way.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John and Julie Gottman
John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage by using rigorous scientific procedures to observe the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over many years. Here is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Packed with practical questionnaires and exercises this book is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work on Amazon

It Gets Better by Dan Savage and Jerry Miller
Do you have a child struggling with coming to terms with their sexuality or just coming into their own? This book is part of the It Gets Better movement that communicates to teens and adults that, although life may be a struggle, it indeed gets better with acceptance and positivity.
It Gets Better Organization

Vocation

Simplicity Parenting: Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
If you have an inkling that your family may have too hectic an existence and want to explore how to take it all down a notch, this book is a good way to explore the thought. Written by Kim John Payne

Organization

Family Financial Handbook by Larry Burkett
Finances are the leading cause of marital breakdown and strife. Countless families give the false impression of being wealthy while drowning in a sea of debt. Family Financial Workbook is the best tool a family can have to manage their finances with God's direction. With a comprehensive collection of easy-to-follow worksheets, practicality is key feature of this great resource.
Family Financial Handbook- Purchase on Amazon

Lists for Life: The Essential Guide to Getting Organized and Tackling Tough To-Dos by Rory Tahari
Filled with more than 100 manageable, easily customizable checklists, resources, and suggestions, Lists for Life offers must-have road maps for staying organized through life's biggest transitions and most stressful situations!
Lists for Life on Amazon

Organizing Plain and Simple: A Ready Reference Guide With Hundreds Of Solutions to Your Everyday Clutter Challenges by Donna Smallin
The book is laid out like a magazine and is very simple to follow and keeps you interested. Unlike many self-help books, Smallin isn't selling herself and claiming to make up her own new science. She quotes various other organizing experts and provides a pretty extensive set of references and links that the reader can follow up with to continue their newly organized ways.
Organizing Plain and Simple on Amazon

Getting Organized by Chris Crouch
A collection of simple ideas that address at least six major issues that could be generating chaos and disorder in your life. Lends solutions for the reader to try out, making your part simple...take a quick look at the idea, try the ideas you like, discard the ones you don't!
Getting Organized by Chris Crouch on Amazon

Rest & Play

Circle You
This website gives you all the information regarding recreational activities which involves hobbies of various types. Hobbies themselves can be many fold according to one's perception and interest. It can be photography, music, books, Electronics, Arts and Crafts, Literature, Sports, internet and many more. There is a necessity of making recreational activities a part of your daily routine to imbibe fresh spirit and gain strength and energy to lead a healthy and happy life. This site helps you understand how recreational activities help in relaxation and contentment and also the need of recreation in your daily life. Make recreation a habit and strengthen the fabric of your life.
www.cirleyou.com

Family Activities and Games
Find thousands of activities, crafts, and games your whole family will enjoy.
Family Activities and Games

Relationships

A Healthy Website for Your Teen
Cyberteens is a safe and quite creative outlet for your teen. With art, news, links, and tabs about work and school, this website is a positive place for your teen to visit online.
Cyber Teens

NIDA For Teens
Learn more about drug abuse and how different drugs lead to different reactions in the brain and body. A great way to get informed about drugs and how to resist the pressures of dangerous use.
teens.drugabuse.gov

(For your teen) Under 21 Alcohol and Drug Crisis Line
Call 1-866-661-MPWR or text Keyword MPOWER to 55358 to get help for you or someone you know who needs help. Know what a crisis situation looks like and be proactive by knowing this number and website. Help your teen to be prepared.
Under 21 Alcohol and Drug Crisis Line (Online)

www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov
A resource to find alcohol and drug treatment facilities and organizations by you. An easy way to find a reliable place for yourself or your loved one to receive treatment. A first step to getting help.
www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov

Family Therapy Magazine
A great resource that provides the newest studies and thoughts on kids, parenting, and family issues. Easy to read, informative articles.
American Association for Marraige and Family Therapy

The Five Love Languages
To be a better parent for your child, sometimes its important to focus on being a better spouse. A great resource to understand more about how you and your partner communicate.
The Five Love Languages

Aging Parents and Elder Care
Help for those who are caring for an aging relative.
Aging Parents and Elder Care

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline
Gives parents alternatives to using physical punishment.
Stop Hitting- The Center for Effective Discipline

Attachment Parenting International
Offers parenting information and support.
Attachment Parenting International

Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips
These video clips will help anyone who is dating or thinking about dating as they explain the five dynamics that create attachment while dating, and the five crucial areas to explore before proceeding in a relationship.
Love Thinks- PICK Sessions & Video Clips

Love Thinks- Marriage Links
Falling in love is easy, staying in love is an art. This can be accomplished when a couple realizes that a relationship will not run itself, you must RUN YOUR RELATIONSHIP.
Love Thinks- Marriage Links

5 Love Languages
Best selling author Gary Chapmanʼs website that has helped countless families, couples and friends identify practical and powerful ways to express love, simply by using the appropriate love language.
5 Love Languages

Care for Body

Men's Health Magazine
A great tool for men to find great workouts and tips for living healthy.
Men's Health Magazine Online

Women's Health Magazine
A magazine full of tips and the newest studies for women's health. Be it exercise to eating right, this publication discusses myths and offers real advice for women.
Women's Health Magazine Online

MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle
Information and resources that promote living a healthy lifestyle.
MayoClinic-Healthy Lifestyle

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Publications, Data, Support Groups and Current News on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. Whether you, or your child need help with substance abuse or mental health this is a great reference site.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Fitness Magazine
Weight-loss plans, video workouts, abs exercises, diet plans, beauty tricks and health advice. It is important as parents to model healthy, mindful living!
Fitness Magazine

Tips for Better Sleep
If you're having trouble sleeping, change your sleep habits for a better night's rest. Parenting can be draining and stressful at times, making sure you are well rested helps keep you centered as you work with your child/children.
MayoClinic- Tips for Better Sleep

The New York Times Health
Stay up to date on news and trends in Health with The New York Times Health page. It is important as parents stay up to date on current health issues, and to model healthy living.
The New York Times Health

American Council on Exercise
A fitness community website featuring home workouts. It is important as parents to model healthy living!
American Council on Exercise

MeYou Health
MeYou Health is a well-being company dedicated to engaging, educating and empowering people to pursue, achieve and maintain a healthy life. Their products help people effectively engage their social networks for support, while creating fun Web and mobile experiences that encourage people to become mindful of the small actions they can accomplish every day. It is important as parents to model healthy living.
MeYou Health

Nutrition Source- Knowledge of Healthy Eating
The Nutrition Source, a Web site maintained by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. It is important as parents to model healthy eating and living!
Nutrition Source

SparkPeople
SparkPeople.com is the largest online diet and healthy living community with over 8 million registered members. It is important as parents to model healthy eating and living!
SparkPeople

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
To support and promote the best science on alcohol and health for the benefit of all. Whether you, or your child are coping with alcohol abuse or alcoholism this is an informative site including news, publications, resources and and research.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Stress Resiliency

Stress Management Resources
Understanding stress, causes, assessment, and techniques to cope with stress. As a parent is it important to try and maintain a balance in your life to help keep you centered.
Mind Tools

Understanding Stress
Guide to help you think about caring for your mental health. The signs, symptoms, causes and effects of stress. As a parent is it important to try and maintain a balance in your life to help keep you centered.
Help Guide- Understanding Stress

Vocation

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

Mint.com- Personal Finance Software
Free personal finance software to assist you to manage your money, financial planning, and budget planning tools. Help you and your family stay on top of your finances.
Mint.com- Personal Finance Software

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free. Help you and your family stay in control of your finances.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

College Savings Plans
Whether you or your child need support, this site provides a network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Career Path
This sites helps you determine what career path is right for you. Having a job/career you love and are passionate about will in promote happiness in all areas of your life, including your role as a parent.
Career Path

Help When Choosing of Changing Careers
Help for people who are choosing or changing career paths. Having a job/career you love and are passionate about will in promote happiness in all areas of your life, including your role as a parent.
Help When Changing or Changing Careers

Finding The Work You Love
Helpful information on taking the steps to finding the work that you love and are passionate about, and will make you happy. Having a job/career you love and are passionate about will in promote happiness in all areas of your life, including your role as a parent.
Zen Habits- Finding The Work You Love

Organization

Living Compass Social Media
Be sure to connect with Living Compass on Facebook and Twitter for daily wellness tips and inspiration!
The Living Compass Facebook Page
The Living Compass Twitter Account

Parenting Teens With Love and Logic Videos
Foster Cline and Jim Fay's Love and Logic approach to parenting in video form! Easy to follow and very educational for any parent wishing to make their relationships with their children stronger.
Parenting Teens With Love and Logic Videos

Love and Logic
A website offering support, education, and new perspectives on how to have more fulfilling and loving relationships with your children. A helpful resource for parents who want to raise responsible and healthy children.
Love and Logic Online

Get Organized!
A website that gives you the tools to organize any space in your home or space of choice. As Seen On TV deals, the newest containers and baskets, and clearance items that are very cheap. A great tool to organize your life!
Get Organized

The Container Store
A wonderful place to look at and buy all different kinds of containers, drawers, and other spaces that help to organize any space that needs tidying. Really fun to explore and use! Organize your space in the house and even your children's rooms!
The Container Store

LifeOrganizers.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your life. From clutter to food to fitness to your relationships, this website give you tips and ways to get rid of the mess and tidy up your life.
LifeOrganizers.com

Organize.com
A website that lends you the tools to organize your home, office, or any other space that needs to be cleaned and put in order. Great sales on items to help you organize!
Organize.com

Organizing Pro
Videos and articles help you simplify your life and support you in helping it stay that way.
Organizing Pro

Quicken Free Personal Finance Software
Guidance to help you stay on top of your finances.
Quicken Free Personal Finance Software

Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions
Organization and time management tips.
Piles To Files- Business Organizing Solutions

Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling
Credit counseling services and information.
Federal Trade Commission-Credit Counseling

Check & Manage Your Credit Score
Find your credit score and learn how you can lower it. Much of the information and support given in this site is free. Help you and your family stay in control of your finances.
Check & Manage Your Credit Score

College Savings Plans
Whether you or your child need support, this site provides a network of college savings plans.
College Savings Plans

Life Organizers
How to organize your home and office, organizing tips and articles on organizing.
Life Organizers

Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple
Meal planning is made simpler with advice from this free website.
Meals Matter- Meal Planning Made Simple

Stress Resiliency

Living Compass For Families
The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner and Holly Hughes Stoner, are a husband and wife team, with sixty years of combined experience working with families in the roles of marriage and family therapist, Episcopal priest, and teacher. This podcast provides inspiration and guidance for parents, couples, teens, and families of all sizes and shapes, helping them examine and navigate the day-to-day choices that create family wellness.
Listen To The Podcast Here

The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion by Matthew McKay, Ph.D., & Patrick Fanning
The audio programs in this 2 CD set offer many short, simple practices that promote deep, lasting and restorative relaxation. As a parent is it important to cope with stress in a healthy manner, and this products helps you do so.
The Daily Relaxer Audio Companion- Purchase on Amazon