South Seattle Community College Family Resources

Online (links)

Books (titles, authors)

  • The 90-Minute Baby Sleep Program by Dr. Polly Moore
  • Becoming the Parent You Want to Be, A Sourcebook of Strategies for the First Five Years by Laura Davis and Janis Keyser
  • Beyond Behavior Management:The Six Life Skills Children Need to Thrive in Today's World by Jenna Bilmes
  • The Dance of Anger by Harriet Goldhor Lerner, Ph.D.
  • Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline by Becky A. Bailey, Ph.D.
  • Family First by Dr. Phil McGraw
  • Gesell Institute Books: Your One Year Old, Your Two Year Old, etc. by Ames & Ilg
  • The Heart of Parenting, Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman Ph.D.
  • The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.
  • How Much Is Enough? by Jean Illsley Clarke
  • How to Raise a Child with a High EQ by Lawrence E. Shapiro Ph.D.
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
  • Kids Can Cooperate by Elizabeth Crary
  • Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
  • Love and Anger, The Parent Dilemma by Nancy Samalin
  • Love & Limits by Elizabeth Crary
  • Multiple Intelligences by Howard Gardner
  • Parenting Tips & Tools by Elizabeth Crary
  • Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel
  • Pick Up Your Socks by Elizabeth Crary
  • Positive Discipline for Preschoolers by Jane Nelson Ed. D.
  • Positive Discipline for the First Three Years by Jane Nelson Ed. D.
  • Raising a Daughter by Jeanne Elium and Don Elium
  • Raising a Son by Jeanne Elium and Don Elium
  • Raising Compassionate, Courageous Children by Dr. Janice Cohn
  • Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
  • Real Boys by William Pollack, Ph.D.
  • Remote Control Childhood? Combating the Hazards of Media Culture by Diane E. Levin
  • The Mindful Brain by Daniel Siegel
  • The Shelter of Each Other by Mary Pipher Ph.D.
  • Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
  • The Six Stages of Parenthood by Ellen Galinsky
  • The Sleep Book for Tired Parents by Rebecca Huntley MSW
  • Television and the Lives of Our Children by Gloria DeGaetano, M.Ed.
  • The Ten Greatest Gifts I Give My Children by Steven W. Vannoy
  • What Should I Tell the Kids? by Ava L. Siegler, Ph.D.
  • Without Spanking or Spoiling by Elizabeth Crary
  • Your Baby & Child from Birth to Age Five by Penelope Leach

Agencies and Classes (contact info)

  • APPLE Parenting 253-939-0870  Based in Auburn, this court approved program offers parenting classes for all.  It uses the research based STEP (Systemic Training for Effective Parenting) Curriculum as a foundation to help parents better understand their child and learn new ways to manage children’s behavior.
  • Birth to Three Developmental Center: 206-874-5445 Developmental screening and intervention.
  • CHADD: 360-233-8638 Classes and support for parents of children with attention deficit disorder.
  • Childcare Resources: 206-461-3207 Referrals to licensed childcare services.
  • Childfind: Free screening for children 3-5 years, done by the school districts.
    Seattle Schools 206-298-7890
    Highline Schools 206-433-2421
    Tukwila Schools 206-901-8020
  • Childhaven Crisis Nursery 206-328-5437 Childcare for times when you are ill, hospitalized or too stressed or angry to take good care of your children.
  • Children's Hospital Resource Center: 206-987-2201 Parenting advice and resources.
  • Children's Nurse Consultation: 206-526-2500 Health advice and doctor referral.
  • Community Information Line 206-461-3200, 1-800-621-4636 toll free.
  • Crisis Line: 206-461-3222 Twenty-four hour crisis line.
  • Divorce Lifeline 206-694-5713
  • Domestic Violence Resources
    Domestic Abuse Women's Network (DAWN) 425-656-7867
    New Beginnings 206-522-9472
    YWCA 206-568-7845
  • Family Help Line: 206-233-0139 Press 1 for recorded information about parenting classes and parent support groups throughout King County, and press 2 to speak with a parenting coach.
  • Kid Care: 206-284-0331, 1-800-756-5437 toll free. Confidential help for parents who have questions about their child's growth and development. Children's health and dental referrals. Interpreter services available.
  • Navos 206-248-8226  For families interested in counseling with their young children.
  • Ohmamas:  Introducing children to community service in fun and friendly ways.
  • Puget Sound Adlerian Society  206-527-2566  A wealth of information and parenting classes about positive discipline and the Adlerian Psychology behind it.  Its mission is to nurture dignity for all by encouraging democratic relationships and a sense of belonging.