parenting resources for older children

What Comes After Moms on Call?

One of the most common questions that we get from parents is “What comes after Moms on Call?”.

First, give yourself a pat on the back. In our book, you’re a rockstar parent simply by virtue of educating yourself and looking for the options that will support you and your little ones through this parenting journey!

Next, know that there is not a single book, online course or other resource that is going to make you a wonderful (or perfect) parent. Why? Because you already are a wonderful parent. And there’s no such thing as a perfect parent.

That said, we know that raising a family takes a village and sometimes it helps to have a resource that’s been developed by someone who has been there and can (figuratively) walk alongside you.

You’ll find a list of some great resources below that you may find helpful for your children as they hit the elementary stage and beyond. Keep in mind that these resources don’t translate well for toddlers, as they don’t take into account how a toddler’s brain works during that developmental state. Moms on Call’s Toddler resources (book, online course and app) were developed specifically for toddlers up to 4 years of age and are developmentally appropriate. (Confession: I find myself referring to Moms on Call’s SMART designs for many adults too!)

Finally, as with anything, there are going to be some things you use and some you don’t. But you are the best decision maker for your family and will know which bits and pieces are right for your home.

For Parents:

Scream Free Parenting: How to Raise Amazing Adults by Learning to Pause More and React Less (Hal Runkel, LMFT)

Parenting with Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibly (Foster Cline and Jim Fay)

Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys (Stephen James and David Thomas)

Raising Worry-Free Girls: Helping Your Daughter Feel Braver, Stronger and Smarter in an Anxious World (Sissy Goff)

Have a New Kid by Friday: How to Change Your Child’s Attitude, Behavior & Character in 5 Days (Dr. Kevin Leman)

For Kids:

The Power to Choose Series | What Should Danny Do? (Ganit & Adir Levy)

The Power to Choose Series | What Should Darla Do? (Ganit & Adir Levy)

The Berenstain Bears Books (Mike Berenstain)

Mean Soup (Betsy Everitt)

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Judith Viorst and Ray Cruz)

Willamena Picklepants (Lauri Garretson)

Elephantantrum (Gillian Shields)

We hope that you will find one of these resources helpful. Or, that your research will point you in the direction of another resource that may be a great fit for your family. While creating this list, we were reminded that there are an incredible number of thoughtful, well-researched and supportive parenting books out there. We’re honored that you chose Moms on Call out of all the options to play a small role in your family’s life!

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