We know first-hand how difficult it can be to find the right help for children who have a parent struggling with addiction. The resources shown below have been enormously helpful for us and we are sure they can be of use to you and your children as you learn to cope and even thrive in the face of your challenges.
Children and Mental Health Websites
Eluna Network (formerly The Moyer Foundation)
Recovery and Addiction Websites
Mindful Parenting and Mindfulness for Children Books and Websites
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids by Eline Snel and Myla Kabat-Zinn (Book and website)
Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children by Thich Nhat Hanh and Chan Chau Nghiem
Mindful Movements: Ten Exercises for Well-Being by Thich Nhat Hanh and Wietske Vriezen
A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles by Thich Nhat Hanh and Wietske Vriezen
The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate by Susan Kaiser Greenland
Still Quiet Place: Mindfulness for Young Children by Amy Saltzman M.D.
You Are Not Your Thoughts (Mindfulness for Children of All Ages) by Brian Despard
Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens Eds. Christopher Willard, Amy Saltzman
Child’s Mind: Mindfulness Practices to Help Our Children Be More Focused, Calm, and Relaxed by Christopher Willard