Books for Parents Now in IHE's Resource Center

We're always trying to make our Resource Center (which is pretty fabulous, if we do say so ourselves) more useful. Recently we added a page of suggested books for parents. Here's what we have to so far:

Book Cover: Sharing Nature with ChildrenSharing Nature with Children (20th anniversary edition)

by Joseph Cornell
Dawn Publications, 1998.
Wonderful activities for bringing nature to children and children to nature.

Book Cover: Black Ants & BuddhistsBlack Ants and Buddhists

by Mary Cowhey
Stenhouse, 2006.
A primer on teaching for social change and meaning in the primary grades.

Book Cover: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen...How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk

by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
HarperCollins, 1999.
The best-selling book on more compassionate, effective communication with your kids.

Book Cover: Free the ChildrenFree the Children

by Craig Kielburger
HarperCollins, 1999.
One young man's discovery of child slavery leads him to take action and make a positive difference on a global scale.

Book Cover: So Sexy So SoonSo Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids

by Diane E. Levin and Jean Kilbourne
RandomHouse, 2008.
Outlines the landscape of increased sexualization of children, especially in media and marketing and offers suggestions for taking positive action.

Book Cover: Consuming KidsConsuming Kids: Protecting Our Children From the Onslaught of Marketing and Advertising

by Susan Linn
Knopf Doubleday, 2005.
A very important book on the effective of consumerism, marketing and advertising on children.

Book Cover: Last Child in the WoodsLast Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature Deficit Disorder

by Richard Louv
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2008.
A ground-breaking book about the need to reconnect children with the natural world.

Book Cover: Raising ElijahRaising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis

by Susan Steingraber
Da Capo Press, 2011.
One scientist and mother's quest to help empower parents to protect their children from environmental toxins that saturate our daily lives.

Book Cover: Family ActivismFamily Activism: Empowering Your Community Beginning with Family and Friends

by Roberto Vargas
Berrett-Kohler, 2008.
Offers strategies and tips for family activism, which is “interacting with those close to you in a way that inspires and prepares them to serve their families and communities as a positive force for change."

Book Cover: Above All, Be KindAbove All, Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times

by Zoe Weil
New Society Publishers, 2003.
Tools, ideas and resources for parents who want to raise humane children.

If you have other suggestions that fit really well into the humane parenting category, let us know in the comments. We'll be adding more terrific titles as we discover them.

And parents and educators, remember that we have a nice selection of suggested children's books, as well as a whole slew of suggested titles for learning more about humane issues.

~ Marsha

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