Other Resources

All of the resources shared are based on current best practices and peer-reviewed research.


Alyson is trained in Adlerian Psychology. For information on Alfred Adler’s theory check out:

International Association of Individual Psychology


For books about and by Alfred Adler:

GoodReads 47


Scholarly Research on Parenting Styles


  • Baumrind D. 1966. Effects of authoritative parental control on child behavior. Child Development, 37(4), 887-907.


  • Baumrind D. 1991. The influence of parenting style on adolescent competence and substance use. Journal of Early Adolescence 11(1): 56-95.


  • Xu Y, Farver JA, and Zhang Z. 2009. Temperament, harsh and indulgent parenting, and Chinese children’s proactive and reactive aggression. Child Dev. 80(1):244-58.


  • Brotman LM, O’Neal CR, Huang KY, Gouley KK, Rosenfelt A, and Shrout PE. 2009. An experimental test of parenting practices as a mediator of early childhood physical aggression. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 50(3):235-45.



Parenting Styles Quiz

Micheal Popkin @ Active Parenting Publishers



Great Books for Parents


General Parenting


Positive-Discipline-The-First-Three-Years-Jane-Nelsen Positive-Discipline-For-Teenagers-Jane-Nelsen

Positive-Discipline-for-Preschoolers-Jane-Nelsen Positive Discipline (series)

Dr. Jane Nelsen








Kids are Worth It!

Barbara Coloroso 










The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families

Steven Covey








The Skills of Encouragement: Bringing Out the Best in Yourself and Others

Dr. Don Dinkmeyer and Dr. Lewis Losoncy


When Parenting Meets Neuroscience:


Parenting-from-the-Inside-Out-alt-Dr-Dan-SeigelParenting from the Inside Out

Dr. Daniel Siegel









The Optimistic Child - Dr Martin SeligmanThe Optimistic Child

Dr. Martin Seligman









For Parenting Teens


For-Parents-and-Teenagers–Dissolving-the-barrier-between-you-and-your-teens-Dr.-William-GlasserFor Parents and Teenagers

Dr. William Glasser








Choice-Theory-Dr.-William-GlasserChoice Theory

Dr. William Glasser











Teen Speak: A How-to Guide For Real Talks With Teens About Sex, Drugs, and Other Risky Behaviour

Dr. Jennifer Salerno









parenting_teen_girlParenting a Teen Girl: A Crash Course on Conflict, Communication and Connection With Your Teenage Daughter

Lucie Hemmen, PhD









For New Parents


And-Baby-Makes-Three-Dr-John-Gottman And Baby Makes Three

Dr. John Gottman









Healthy-Sleep,-Happy-Baby-Dr-Weissbluth Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child

Dr. Weissbluth









For Navigating Technology and Social Media



Outsmarting Your Kids Online

Amber Mac and Michael Bazzell








For Dealing with Conflict / Anger


Calming-The-Family-Storm-Gary-McKay-and-Steven-MaybellCalming the Family Storm

Gary McKay and Steve Maybell









The Explosive Child - Ross GreeneThe Explosive Child

Ross Greene









Siblings With Out Rivalry - Adele Faber & Elaine MazlichSiblings Without Rivalry

Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish










For Raising Boys


Boy-Smarts-Barry-MacDonaldBoy Smarts

Barry MacDonald








Raised By CoverRaised by our Childhood Voices

Darrell Brown









For Independence



Raising Financially Fit Kids - Joline GodfreyRaising Financially Fit Kids

Joline Godfrey









Raising Kids Who Can Betty Lou Bettner and Amy LewRaising Kids Who Can

Betty Lou Bettner and Amy Lew









For Separation / Divorce / Step families


Tug-of-War-Mr.-Justice-Harvey-BrownstoneTug of War

Mr. Justice Harvey Brownstone









Growing-Up-With-Divorce-Neil-KalterGrowing Up With Divorce

Neil Kalter









Active-Parenting-for-Stepfamilies-Micheal-Popkin-and-Elizabeth-EinsteinActive Parenting for Stepfamilies

Michael Popkin and Elizabeth Einstein








Great Resources For Teachers and Schools


Responsibility-in-The-Classroom-Betty-Lou-BettnerResponsibility in the Classroom

Betty Lou Bettner and Amy Lew









Positive-Discipline-In-the-Classroom-Jane-NelsonPositive Discipline in the Classroom

Dr. Jane Nelsen







Maintaining-Sanity-In-The-Classroom-Dr-Dreikurs-Floy-Pepper-and-Brunia-GrunwaldMaintaining Sanity in the Classroom

Dr. Dreikurs, Floy Pepper and Bronia Grunwald









The-Schools-Our-Children-Deserve-Alfie-Kohn-2The Schools Our Children Deserve

Alfie Kohn










Beyond The Basics: A Resource For Educators on Sexuality and Sexual Health

 Action Canada For Sexual Health and Rights








Two great websites about education


Responsive Classroom



Important Websites For Parents


Mentoring Boys – Barry MacDonald

PREVNet – Great information on Bullying Prevention

The Gottman Institute – for Relationship / Parenting research and resources.

The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment – non-profit sites are not all that pretty, but check out the downloads for some of the best research in the field.

Positive Discipline – offers an online community to help discuss your issues and the application of Adlerian parenting principles.

Kidevolve’s Imaginarium on You Tube or Apple Podcasts – Mindfulness & Resilience Training for kids aged 6-10.


Finding A Therapist


While Alyson cannot endorse other therapists, she would like to make you aware of these resources:

Dalton Associates

Leaside Therapy Centre

The Giving Tree Centre

Adlerian Organizations (for parenting resources / conferences)


ONSAP                 Ontario Society of Adlerian Psychology

NASAP                 North American Society of Adlerian Psychology

IAIP                       International Association of Individual Psychology

Adler Journals     Adler Digitization Project

AdlerPedia          AdlerPedia – All things Adlerian

TED talks with common tenets to Adlerian psychology


Sir Kenneth Robinson

Brene Brown

Gever Tulley


Resources for Parents With Children in Immediate Crisis


What’s Up Walk In Clinic