What's New

How SEL and Mindfulness Can Work Together April 14, 2015

60 Minutes covers Mindfulness - mentions IRP's Mindfulness Program in the Warren City Schools

Linda Lantieri's radio interview - December 4, 2014
Stand Up with Pete Dominick
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The Inner Resilience Program at the Chatsworth Elementary School: Documenting a Contemplative Education Initiative

Skills for Life Program in Youngstown & Warren City School Districts in Ohio

Skills for Life Program
Read about the Inner Resilience Program’s new Ohio-based project, Skills For Life
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Resources for Parents

How SEL and Mindfulness Can Work Together
By Linda Lantieri, Vicki Zakrzewski

Thegreatergood.com: April 7, 2015
When taught together, social-emotional learning and mindfulness can have even greater impact on both individuals and the world around us.

All Kids Are Our Kids: What Communities
Must Do to Raise Caring and Responsible Children and Adults

by Peter L. Benson

San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1997
The author focuses on how to build developmental assets in young people, based on support, empowerment, boundaries, constructive use of time, commitment to learning, positive values, social competencies, and positive identity.

Emotionally Intelligent Parenting:
How to Raise a Self-Disciplined,
Responsible, Socially Skilled Child

by Maurice J. Elias, Steven E. Tobias,
and Brian S. Friedlander

New York: Three Rivers Press, 1999
Parents can learn how to communicate with children on a deeper, more gratifying level and support their child’s development in relating to others.

Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work
of Mindful Parenting

by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Myla Kabat-Zinn
New York: Hyperion, 1997
The authors share how important the nurturing aspects of parenting are. They explain how moment-to-moment awareness can help parents slow down as they enrich their lives and nourish the internal lives of their children .

The Heart of Parenting: Raising an
Emotionally Intelligent Child

by John Gottman
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997
The author describes how parents can use an effective five-step process to become “emotion coaches” and teach their children how to express and manage emotions throughout their lives.

How to Raise a Child with a High EQ: A Parents’ Guide to Emotional Intelligence
by L. E. Shapiro
New York: HarperCollins, 1997

Parenting from the Inside Out
by Daniel J. Siegel, MD, and Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.
New York: Penguin, 2003
The authors present a practical model of parenting that shows parents the need to integrate childhood experiences and how they shape their own parenting style.

Parenting with Spirit:
30 Ways to Nurture Your Child’s Spirit and Enrich Your Family’s Life

by Jane Bartlett
New York: MJF Books, Fine Communications, 2004
The author presents, in practical detail, thirty tools to nurture children’s inner lives, regardless of specific religious beliefs.

Raising Emotionally Intelligent Teenagers
by Maurice Elias, Steven Tobias
and Brian Friedlander

New York: Random House, 2000
The authors explain creative, caring, and constructive ways to parent adolescents during these crucial years.

Raising Resilient Children
by Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein
New York: McGraw- Hill, 2001
The authors discuss the qualities that resilient children possess, and offer specific ideas and strategies to develop a resilient mindset.

The Secret Spiritual World of Children
by Tobin Hart
Makawao, Hawaii: Inner Ocean, 2003
The author combines his background in spirituality, psychology, and education to help parents and teachers recognize and develop children’s spiritual capacities. He also helps adults remember their own childhood spiritual experiences.

Schools, Families, and Social and Emotional
Learning: Ideas and Tools for Working With Parents and Families

by Linda Fredricks, Roger Weissberg, Hank Resnik, Eva Patrikakou, and Mary Utne O'Brien
Chicago, Illinois: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Laboratory for Student Success.

Taking Back Childhood: Helping Your Kids
Thrive in a Fast-Paced, Media-Saturated, Violence-Filled World

by Nancy Carlsson-Paige
New York: Hudson Street Press, 2008
In the fast-paced, consumer-driven, achievement-oriented society we live in today, how can we help our children grow to their full potential as human beings? This groundbreaking guide will help all those who care about kids to navigate the social currents shaping—and, too often, harming—the lives of kids today, so we can restore childhood to the very best it can and should be.

Tough Times, Strong Children: Lessons from the Past for Your Child’s Future
by Dan Kindlon
New York: Hyperion, 2003
Combining his clinical experience with psychological and biological research, the author explains the process children go through in dealing with adversity, and how they are able to survive and thrive.