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The ideas behind Present Parenting started because we needed parenting answers for our own family. Initial research took many years (a few minutes at a time while nursing a baby or waiting to pick up a child from an activity) and I did not meticulously document page numbers.

If you need a specific reference on something, please ask and I’ll make the effort to dig it up.

Below is a list of recommended reading materials that inspired Present Parenting:

Dr. Sears and Attachment Parenting

Daniel Pink and DRIVE's 3.0 Motivation

Dr. Daniel Siegel and Interpersonal Neurobiology (Parenting from the Inside OutThe Whole Brain Child and Mindsight)

Erica Komisar and the very real power of mothers (Be There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters) 

Sue Smalley and Mindfulness

William Glasser and The Choice Theory

Oliver DeMille and Thomas Jefferson Education

Mormon and the Innocence of Children

And here are a few additional books and links to feed your mind:

National Institute of Mental Health

Dr. David Walsh's ideas on brain basics

The Mindful Child by Susan Kaiser Greenland

The Science of Parenting by Margot Sunderland
And a few external parenting blogs and sites from which I draw inspiration:

Hands Free Mama

Still Parenting

Attachment Parenting

Aha! Parenting

The Greater Good