Determining how to help kids be at their best baffles even the most experienced parent! Tried and true strategies that succeed with some kids may not work with those who have experienced trauma, grief and loss. We hear from experts (and seasoned parents!) that the answer is simpler than you'd think: connecting with kids and building closer relationships. Is that easy to do? Of course not! That's why this page is here to help. Please reference our Attachment, Lying/Stealing, Mindfulness, Regulation & Resilience, Play, TBRI®, and Trauma pages for more resources.

“Lectures, scolding, and punishment do not help—in fact, they create even more fear. Fear must be calmed through connection and nurturing before we address specific behaviors.” ~Dr. Karyn Purvis, TBRI® - author in ORPARC's library


Recommended Books & Articles

Discipline-related Materials in ORPARC's library and DIGITAL library, including not-to-miss webinars by Heather Forbes, Mona Delahooke, Robyn Gobbel, Jessica Sinarski and TBRI®!

Spanking/corporal punishment related

Culturally specific

Videos & Podcasts