Books and Proven Programs

“I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love and abundance. Then whenever doubt, anxiety or fear try to call me, they keep getting a busy signal — and soon they’ll forget my number.” ~~ Edith Armstrong

The Raised with Love and Limits Foundation supports the new public health movement of preventing toxic stress in children’s lives to improve their health, learning and behavior by helping parents and caregivers manage children’s common behavioral issues through evidence-based strategies that develop consistent, caring, supportive and protective relationships with children.

Our books, publications and programs that you find here translate the medical research in neuroscience and biology, social science and emotional well-being into “news you can use”—practical, positive, personal and proven ways to raise purposeful, caring children and solve problems that occur when helping them grow from birth through adulthood.

Here are the “Operating Instructions” for understanding and using empathy to raise the unique individuals you love—whether you are a parent, grandparent, or any other caregiver. You will find that the recipes here for health and well-being will keep you and your loved ones nurtured every day—in their mind, body and spirit.

Our Story: Barbara C. Unell and Jerry Wyckoff, Ph.D.

Our proven, practical, research-based love and limits approach to raising healthy, happy children is built on a foundation of developmental, neurological and behavioral psychology which studies children in “real” settings—home, schools, and playgrounds. This approach has served millions of families worldwide in our combined roles as co-authors of best-selling parenting books; on the psychology staff of a state hospital for children; as a psychologist in a major suburban school district; in publishing many national parenting publications; through conducting numerous parent groups, seminars and workshops; in consultations with school districts and mental health centers; and in writing extensively about parenting for radio, magazines, newspapers, and digital media. And most importantly, along with our loving spouses, in raising our own four children with love and limits, of course! Through our innovative Foundation, we are bringing our experience in parent skill-building to the new public health movement of preventing toxic stress in children’s lives.