Resources and recommendations that Dr. Beth Dawson would love to share with you.

Below are her recommendations for books, podcasts, blogs/articles as well as coaches and counsellors that are experts in areas outside of her professional competence and offer services that complement parent coaching and are aligned with a positive-communication approach.

She will only recommend those that she has personally read and listened to.

(Disclaimer: she knows the practitioners she recommends on a business and networking level but hasn’t used their services herself. She has used the information given to her and her personal knowledge of them to inform this list. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.)


These books cover a range of topics, from understanding adolescent development to improving communication and fostering strong relationships with teens. They can provide valuable guidance and support for parents navigating the teenage years.

The Five Love Languages of Teenagers: The Secret to Loving Teens Effectively” by Gary Chapman

Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood” by Lisa Damour

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain” by Daniel J. Siegel

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk” by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child” by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence” by Rosalind Wiseman

Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys” by Stephen James and David Thomas

Parenting a Teen Girl: A Crash Course on Conflict, Communication, and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter” by Lucie Hemmen

The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults” by Frances E. Jensen and Amy Ellis Nutt

Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive” by Daniel J. Siegel and Mary Hartzell


Raising Rebels” hosted by Noleca Radway

Teenage Kicks” Podcast by Helen Wills

Parenting Great Kids” by Dr. Meg Meeker:
Talking to Teens” by Andy Earle
Your Parenting Mojo” by Jen Lumanlan
Teen Whisperer” by Josh Shipp
Parenting Teens Solutions” by Colleen O’Grady
The Mighty Parenting Podcast” by Sandy Fowler
Teen Life” by Chris Robey and Karlie Duke