Learn strategies to nurture your child's developing mind, survive everyday parenting struggles, and help your family thrive.

Book clubs will meet weekly each session and discuss book content, the strategies presented, and real-life application. Build community, share the challenges of parenthood, and learn something new! Book clubs are free to participate, but donations to the organization are appreciated. 

Want to know what books Building Villages recommends? Find our Book List in the Pregnancy to Parenting Guide for a listing of great parenting reads!

The Whole Brain Child

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Your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of a store. Your preschooler refuses to get dressed.  Do children conspire to make their parents’ lives endlessly challenging? No-it’s just their developing brain calling the shots!

In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson demystify the meltdowns and aggravation, explaining the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. 


No Drama Discipline

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Highlighting the fascinating link between a child’s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, No-Drama Discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears—without causing a scene.
Defining the true meaning of the “d” word (to instruct, not to shout or reprimand), the authors explain how to reach your child, redirect emotions, and turn a meltdown into an opportunity for growth. 


The No Drama Discipline can be purchased on Amazon. Please read the Introduction and Chapter 1 before attending the first meeting.