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Worried about your daughter or son?  Parenting getting challenging?






  • National Youth Crisis Hotline   1-800-442-HOPE (4673
  • Help My Teen – 1-800-247-1696 – 24 hour crisis line for PARENTS ONLY.  Support “talk line” for families with teen challenges.  Information and referrals available along with local support group information.  Residential boarding school.
  • Parenting Today’s  – Website with information, insight and support for parents of teens
  • Stand Up Parenting – 503-228-5087,  1-800-Parent-9 (787-9689)
  • Oregon Partnership 503-244-1611 or 1-877-553-TEEN (8336)   24 hour youth help line
  • Alcohol & Drug, Mental Health, Teen Helpline, Suicide Helpline 1-800-Suicide (784-2433)


Below are a few of our favorite books on  children and parenting:

Trauma Through a Child's Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing by Peter A. Levine Ph.D. and Maggie Kline

It Won't Hurt Forever: Guiding Your Child through Trauma by Peter Levine

Trauma-Proofing Your Kids: A Parents' Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience by Peter A. Levine Ph.D. and Maggie Kline

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child  by John Gottman


Bringing Baby Home by John and Julie Gottman

Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach by Howard Glasser and Jennifer Easley


The Incredible Years: A Guide for Parents of Children Aged 2-8 by Carolyn Webster-Stratton


The Unwritten Rules of Friendship by Natalie Nadorsky Elman and Eileen Kennedy-Moore


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


Why Did You Have to Get a Divorce? And When Can I get a Hamster?: A Guide to Parenting Through Divorce by Anthony Wolf


Get Out of My Life, But First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall? by Anthony Wolf