Parent Resources

parenBelow you will find a number of books and websites geared toward helping your child cope with various topics. Parents can also visit APS’s Parent Resource Center and find access to different workshops and resources in the community.

Social Emotional Learning websites

A Parent’s Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning–

10 Ways Parents Can Bring Social-Emotional Learning Home

SEL and Self-Care Resources for Educators, Schools, and Parents Related to Distance Learning and COVID-19–

Let’s Talk SEL: Parents, This Is for You!

Social Emotional Learning Book Recommendations

  • There Might Be Lobsters by Carolyn Crimi
  • Don’t Think About Purple Elephants by Susan Whelan
  • My Heart by Corinna Luyken
  • Blizzard by John Rocco
  • We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgens
  • The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip by George Saunders
  • Saturday by Oge Mora
  • After the Fall by Dan Santat
  • Upside-Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski (chapter book)
  • Just Like Rube Goldberg by Sarah Aronson
  • Dancing Hands by Margarita Engle
  • Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando by Andrea Wang

Books for Anxious Students

  • What to do When You Worry Too Much by Dawn Huebner
  • How Big are Your Worries, Little Bear? by Jayneen Sanders
  • Coping Skills doe Kids Workbook by Janie Halloran
  • The Anxiety Workbook for Kids by Robin Atler, Ph.D, CPsych and Crystal Clarke, MSW, RSW
  • The Worry Workbook for Kids by Muniya S. Khanna, PH.D and Deborah Roth Ledley, Ph.D
  • Help Your Dragon Deal with Anxiety by Steve Herman
  • Starving the Anxiety Gremlin by Kate Collins-Donnelly

Anxiety Books for Parents

  • Freeing Your Child from Anxiety by Tamar Chansky, Ph.D
  • Helping Your Anxious Child by Ronald Rapee, Ph.D ; Ann Wignall, D.Psych; Susan Spence, Ph.D; Heidi Lyneham, Ph.D; and Vanessa Cobham, Ph.D
  • Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents by Reid Wilson, Ph.D and Lynn Lyons, LICSW

Books on Grief

  • When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown
  • When Someone Very Special Dies: Children can Learn to Cope with Grief by Marge Heegaard
  • The Invisible String by Patrice Karst
  • Grief is Like a Snowflake by Julia Cook
  • The Memory Box: A Book About Grief by Joanna Rowland

For more information or resources please contact our school counselors, Tiffaney Knight and Sigrid Vollmecke.

Disclaimer: This page contains links to websites that are outside of the Arlington Public School network. APS does not control the content or relevancy of these links.