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Recomended Reading links for Parents

These are widely regarded resources that can be found on UK Amazon:

    • The Incredible Years: A Troubleshooting Guide for Parents of Children Aged 3-8 by Carolyn Webster-Stratton

This book offers practical strategies for parenting young children and helps in managing their behaviours while encouraging emotional and social competence.

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    • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

This book is a comprehensive resource for communicating more effectively with children and building stronger relationships.

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    • Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive by Daniel J. Siegel and Mary Hartzell

This book explores how childhood experiences shape parenting style and how understanding these can lead to healthier relationships with your children.

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    • The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did) by Philippa Perry

Philippa Perry provides a fresh perspective on the emotional dynamics between parents and children and offers transformative insights into how to foster better relationships.

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    • Raising Boys in the 21st Century: Completely Updated and Revised by Steve Biddulph

One of the most popular books on raising boys, it’s packed with insights and tips on how different the developmental needs of boys are from girls.

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    • Mindset – Updated Edition: Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential by Carol S. Dweck

Dweck’s work on the growth vs. fixed mindset paradigm is essential reading for parents interested in nurturing resilience and a love of learning in their children.

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Recomended Reading links for Mental Health in Diverse Communties

These resources are chosen to help enhance understanding, provide support, and promote mental health awareness among ethnically diverse populations:

    • Black Rainbow: How Words Healed Me: My Journey Through Depression by Rachel Kelly

This book shares the author’s personal journey through depression, emphasising the healing power of poetry and literature. It’s particularly resonant for those from diverse backgrounds exploring personal mental health experiences.

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    • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk

While not specific to any ethnic group, this book is invaluable for understanding how trauma affects mental health across all demographics, making it essential for therapists working with diverse communities.

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    • People Like Us: What it Takes to Make it in Modern Britain by Hashi Mohamed

Offers insights into the challenges faced by immigrants and people of colour in the UK, addressing socio-economic barriers and their impact on mental health.

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    • Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala

Akala’s work offers a profound look into the intersections of race, class, and society in the UK, providing essential insights into the socio-economic factors affecting mental health in diverse communities.

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    • Mind Matters: A Resource Guide to Psychiatry for Black Communities by Aggrey Burke

Specifically designed to address the mental health needs of Black communities, this guide provides information on psychiatric issues and treatments with cultural competence.

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