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Girls

Dee, Catherine, The Girls’ Guide to Life: Take charge of your personal life, your school time, your social scene, and much more!

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

Elium, Don & Jeanne, Raising a Daughter: Parents and the Awakening of a Healthy Woman

Giannetti & Sagarese, Cliques: Eight Steps to Help Your Child Survive the Social Jungle

Gilligan, Carol, In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women’s Development

Gurian, Michael, The Wonder of Girls: Understanding the Hidden Nature of Our Daughters

Mackoff, Barbara, Growing a Girl: Seven Strategies for Raising a Strong, Spirited Daughter

Madaras, Lynda, What’s Happening to My Body? Book for Girls: Revised Edition

Nadeau, Littman & Quinn, Understanding Girls With AD/HD

Pipher, Mary, Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls

Reynolds, Eliza and Sil, Mothering and Daughtering: Keeping Your Bond Strong Through the Teen Years

Shandler, Nina, Ophelia’s Mom

Simmons, Rachel, Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls

Wiseman, Rosalind, Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World

One of our favorites:

The Wonder of Girls: Understanding the Hidden Nature of our Daughters

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Grandparents

Carlson, Julie and Elizabeth Bower, GrandLoving: Making Memories with Your Grandchildren

Kornhaber, Arthur,The Grandparent Guide: The Definitive Guide to Coping with the Challenges of Modern Grandparenting

Gottlieb, Daniel, Letters to Sam: A Grandfather’s Lessons on Love, Loss, and the Gifts of Life

Graham, Brabara, Editor, Eye of My Heart: 27 Writers Reveal the Hidden Pleasures and Perils of Being a Grandmother

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Learning/Schooling

Adderholdt, Miriam and Jan Goldberg, Perfectionism: What’s Bad About Being Too Good

Canter, Lee and Lee Hausner, Homework Without Tears

Dancy, Rahima Baldwin, You Are Your Child’s First Teacher, Third Edition: Encouraging Your Child’s Natural Development from Birth to Age Six

Dawson, Peg and Richard Guare, Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potentialand Smart but Scattered Teens: The “Executive Skills” Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential

Daniels, Susan and Michael Piechowski, Living With Intensity

Faber, Adele & Elaine Mazlish, How To Talk So Kids Can Learn

Gardner, Howard, Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons in Theory and Practice

Goleman, Daniel, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

Gurian, Michael, Boys and Girls Learn Differently! A Guide for Teachers and Parents

Homayoun, Ana, That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life

Hoyle, Sally G., Same Homework, New Plan: How to Help Your Kid Sit Down And Get It Done

Klavan, Ellen, Taming the Homework Monster: How to Stop Fighting With Your Kids over Homework

Levine, Mel, A Mind at a Time: America’s Top Learning Expert Shows How Every Child Can Succeed and The Myth of Laziness Ready or Not, Here Life Comes

Nadeau, Littman & Quinn, Understanding Girls With AD/HD

Oppenheim, Joanne, Choosing Books for Kids: Choosing the Right Book for the Right

Steinberg, Laurence, Beyond the Classroom: Why School Reform Has Failed and What Parents Need to Do

Tobias, Cynthia, The Way They Learn and How Your Child Learns-And Succeeds!: Discovering Your Child’s Learning Style and Teaching to His or Her Strengths

Tough, Paul, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

Trelease, Jim, The Read-Aloud Handbook

To be read with children:

Cerullo, Claudio, Isabella Goes to Kindergarden

Romain, Trevor and Elizabeth Verdick, Stress Can Really Get on Your Nerves!

A few of our favorites:

A Mind at a Time by Mel Levine The Way They Learn by Cynthia Tobias How They Succeed by Paul Tough

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LGBT (Parents of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender children)

Classen, Laurie, Playing Dress Up

DeGeneres, Betty, Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey

Dohrenwent, Anne, Coming Around: Parenting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Kids

Garner, Abigail, Families Like Mine: Children of Gay Parents Tell It Like It Is

Krieger, Irwin, Helping Your Transgender Teen: A Guide for Parents

LaSala, Michael, Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child

Pearlman, Sarah F., Mother Talk Conversations with Mothers of Lesbian Daughters and FTM Transgender Children

Pepper, Rachel, Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children and The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals

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Mothers

Borba, Michele, 12 Simple Secrets Real Moms Know: Getting Back to Basics and Raising Happy Kids

Bort, Julie, and Aviva Pflock and Devra Renner, Mommy Guilt: Learn to Worry Less, Focus on What Matters Most, and Raise Happier Kids

Cohen-Sandler, Roni and Michelle Silver, I’m Not Mad, I Just Hate You!: A New Understanding of Mother-Daughter Conflict

Debold, Elizabeth, Marie Wilson and Idelisse Malabe, Mother Daughter Revolution: From Good Girls to Great Women

Edelman, Hope, Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss and Mother of My Mother: The Intricate Bond Between Generations

Edelman, Marion Wright, The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours and Lanterns: A Memoir of Mentors

Galinsky, Ellen, The Six Stages Of Parenthood

Kelly & Parsons, The Mother’s Almanac

Leman, Kevin, What a Difference a Mom Makes: The Indelible Imprint a Mom Leaves on Her Son’s Life

Lerner, Harriet, The Mother Dance: How Children Change Your Life

Marshall, Melinda, Peterson’s Good Enough Mothers: Changing Expectations for Ourselves

Penley, Janet, MotherStyles: Using Personality Type to Discover Your Parenting Strengths

Peri, Camille, Kate Moses, editors, Mothers Who Think: Tales Of Real-life Parenthood

Reynolds, Eliza and Sil, Mothering and Daughtering: Keeping Your Bond Strong Through the Teen Years

Roiphe, Anne, Fruitful: A Real Mother

Saavedra, Beth Wilson, Meditations for New Mothers and Meditations for Mothers of Toddlers

Unell, Barbara and Jerry Wyckoff, The 8 Seasons of Parenthood: How the Stages of Parenting Constantly Reshape Our Adult Identities

Viorst, Judith, Imperfect Control: Our Lifelong Struggles With Power and Surrender

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Multiples

Flais, Shelly Vaziri, Raising Twins: From Pregnancy to Preschool

Friedman, Joan, Emotionally Healthy Twins: A New Philosophy for Parenting Two Unique Children

Lage, Cheryl, Twinspiration: Real-Life Advice from Pregnancy through the First Year and Beyond

Pearlman, Eileen and Jill Alison Ganon, Raising Twins: What Parents Want to Know (and What Twins Want to Tell Them)

Weissbluth, Marc, Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Twins: A Step-by-Step Program for Sleep-Training Your Multiples

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Only Children

Leman, Kevin, The Birth Order Book: Why You Are the Way You Are

Nachman, Patricia and Andrea Thompson, You and Your Only Child: The Joys, Myths, and Challenges of Raising an Only Child

Newman, Susan, Parenting an Only Child: The Joys and Challenges of Raising Your One and Only

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Over-indulgence

Clarke, Jean Illsley, How Much Is Too Much? Raising Likeable, Responsible, Respectful Children–from Toddlers to Teens–in an Age of Overindulgence

Hausner, Lee, Children of Paradise: Successful Parenting for Prosperous Familes

Kindlon, Dan, Too Much of a Good Thing: Raising Children of Character in an Indulgent Age

Kohn, Alfie, The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom about Children and Parenting

Levine, Madeline, The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy KidsTop Pick Book Review

Lythcott-Haims, Julie, How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success

Our favorites:
How Much is Enough by Jean Illsley Clarke Too Much of a Good Thing By Dan Kindlon The Price of Privilege by Madeline Levine

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Parenting (General)

Anderson, Michael and Timothy Johanson, GIST: The Essence of Raising Life-Ready Kids

Barish, Kenneth, Pride and Joy: A Guide to Understanding Your Child’s Emotions and Solving Family Problems

Benson, Peter and Judy Galbraith and Pamela Espeland, What Kids Need to Succeed: Proven, Practical Ways to Raise Good Kids 

Bettelheim, Bruno, A Good Enough Parent : A Book on Child-Rearing

Brazelton, T. Berry, Touchpoints-Birth to Three

Brazelton, T. Berry and Stanley Greenspan, The Irreducible Needs Of Children: What Every Child Must Have To Grow, Learn, And Flourish

Bronson, Po and Ashley Merryman, NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children

Chopra, Deepak, The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents: Guiding Your Children to Success and Fulfillment

Clayton-Blaine, Kimberley, The Go-To Mom’s Parents’ Guide to Emotion Coaching Young Children

Cohen, Lawrence, Playful Parenting

Elias, Maurice, Stephen Tobias, and Brian Friedlander, Emotionally Intelligent Parenting: How to Raise a Self-Disciplined, Responsible, Socially Skilled Child

Faber, Adele and Elaine Mazlish, How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, Liberated Parents, Liberated Children: Your Guide to a Happier Family and How to Be the Parent You Always Wanted to BeTop Pick Book Review

Feiler, Bruce, The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More

Fuchs-Kreimer, Nancy, Parenting as a Spiritual Journey

Galinsky, Ellen, The Six Stages Of Parenthood

Garbarino, James and Claire Bedard, Parents Under Siege: Why You Are the Solution, Not the Problem in Your Child’s Life

Ginott, Haim, Between Parent and Child: The Bestselling Classic That Revolutionized Parent-Child Communication

Gottman, John, Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child The Heart of Parenting

Gray, John, Children Are from Heaven: Positive Parenting Skills for Raising Cooperative, Confident, and Compassionate Children

Greene, Ross, Raising Human Beings: Creating a Collaborative Partnership with Your Child

Hoefle, Vicki and Alex Kajitani, Duct Tape Parenting: A Less Is More Approach to Raising Respectful, Responsible, and Resilient Kids

Honore, Carl, Under Pressure: Rescuing Our Children from the Culture of Hyper-Parenting

Isay, Jane, Walking on Eggshells: Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Parents

Koocher, Gerald and Annette La Greca, The Parents’ Guide to Psychological First Aid: Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Predictable Life Crises

Landy, Sarah, Pathways to Competence: Encouraging Healthy Social and Emotional Development in Young Children, Second Edition

Leo, Pam, Connection Parenting: Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion, Through Love Instead of Fear

Loomans, Diana, What All Children Want Their Parents to Know: Twelve Keys to Successful Parenting

Lythcott-Haims, Julie, How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success

Markham, Laura, Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting

Mogel, Wendy, The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant ChildrenTop Pick Book Review and The Blessing of a B Minus: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Resilient Teenagers

Payne, Kim John and Lisa Ross, Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids

Penley, Janet, MotherStyles: Using Personality Type to Discover Your Parenting Strengths

Roehlkepartain & Leffert, What Young Children Need to Succeed: Working Together to Build Assets from Birth to Age 11

Samalin, Nancy, Loving without Spoiling: And 100 Other Timeless Tips for Raising Terrific Kids

Sax, Leonard, The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups

Senior, Jennifer, All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood

Shure, Myrna, Raising a Thinking Child: Help Your Young Child to Resolve Everyday Conflicts and Get Along with Others

Siegel, Daniel, Parenting From the Inside Out and The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing MindTop Pick Book Review

Skenazy, Lenore, Free-Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry)

Steinberg, Laurence, The Ten Basic Principles of Good Parenting

Taffel, Ron, Parenting by Heart: How to Stay Connected to Your Child in a Disconnected World and Childhood Unbound: The Powerful New Parenting Approach That Gives Our 21st Century Kids the Authority, Love, and Listening They Need to Thrive and When Parents Disagree and What You Can Do About It

Tsabary, Shefali, The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children and The Awakened Family: A Revolution in Parenting

Vannoy, Steven, The 10 Greatest Gifts I Give My Children: Parenting from the Heart

Wohlmuth, Brian, Psychoetry: Lessons in Poetic Parenting

Woititz, Janet, Healthy Parenting: How Your Upbringing Influences the Way You Raise Your Children, and What You Can Do to Make It Better for Them

A few of our favorites:
Liberated Parents, Liberated Children by Faber and Mazlish Blessings of a Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel The Whole Brain Child by Dan SiegelParenting by Heart by Ron Taffel

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Postpartum

Dix, Carol, New Mother Syndrome

Kleiman, Karen, This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression and The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for living with Postpartum Depression

Saavedra, Beth Wilson, Meditations for New Mothers

Venis, Joyce and Suzanne McCloskely, Postpartum Depression Demystified: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Overcoming the Most Common Complication after Childbirth

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Problem Exploration

Crary, Elizabeth, Kids Can Cooperate: A Practical Guide to Teaching Problem Solving

Drew, Naomi, The Kids’ Guide to Working Out Conflicts: How to Keep Cool, Stay Safe, and Get Along

Medhus, Elisa, Raising Children Who Think for Themselves

Polland, Barbara, We Can Work It Out: Conflict Resolution for Children

Shure, Myrna, Thinking Parent, Thinking Child and Raising a Thinking Child: Help Your Young Child to Resolve Everyday Conflicts and Get Along with Others

A few of our favorites:
Kids Can Cooperate by Elizabeth Crary Raising a Thinking Child by Myrna Shure

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Resilience

Benson, Peter, Judy Galbraith and Pamela Espeland, What Kids Need to Succeed: Proven, Practical Ways to Raise Good Kids

Brooks, Robert and Sam Goldstein, Raising Resilient Children: Fostering Strength, Hope, and Optimism in Your ChildTop Pick Book Review

Glenn, Stephen and Jane Nelson, Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World: Seven Building Blocks for Developing Capable Young People

Joseph, Joanne, The Resilient Child: Preparing Today’s Youth For Tomorrow’s World

Levine, Peter, Trauma-Proofing Your Kids: A Parents’ Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience

Medhus, Elisa, Raising Children Who Think for Themselves

Seligman, Martin, The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience

Tough, Paul, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

One of our favorites:
Raising Resilient Children by Brooks and Goldstein

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Self-Esteem

Adderholdt, Miriam and Jan Goldberg, Perfectionism: What’s Bad About Being Too Good

Block, Douglas, The Power of Positive Talk: Words to Help Every Child Succeed

Borba, Michelle, Parents Do Make a Difference: How to Raise Kids with Solid Character, Strong Minds, and Caring Hearts

Bowlby, John, A Secure Base: Parent-Child Attachment and Healthy Human Development

Branden, Nathaniel, The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem: The Definitive Work on Self-Esteem by the Leading Pioneer in the Field

Bradshaw, John, Bradshaw On: The Family: A New Way of Creating Solid Self-Esteem

Briggs, Dorothy Corkille, Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Brooks, Robert and Sam Goldstein, Raising Resilient Children: Fostering Strength, Hope, and Optimism in Your ChildTop Pick Book Review

Brown, Brene, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Chapman, Gary and Ross Campbell, The 5 Love Languages of Children

Clarke, Jean Illsley, Self Esteem A Family Affair

Clemes & Bean, How to Raise Children’s Self-Esteem

Gardner, Howard, Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons in Theory and Practice

Goleman, Daniel, Emotional Intelligence:  Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

Kaufman, Gershen, Raphael and Pamela Espeland, A Teacher’s Guide to Stick Up for Yourself!: A 10-Part Course in Self-Esteem and Assertiveness for Kids

Marston, Stephanie, Magic of Encouragement

Medhus, Elisa, Raising Children Who Think for Themselves

Schweiger, Ingrid, Self-Esteem For A Lifetime: Raising A Successful Child From The Inside Out

Seligman, Martin, The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience

Tough, Paul, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

Young-Eisendrath, Polly, The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance

A few of our favorites:
Perfectionism: What's Bad about Being Too Good by Adderholdt Self-Esteem: A Family Affair by Jean Illsley Clarke Hearing is Believing by Elisa Medhus How Children Succedd: Grit, Curiousity and the Hidden Power of Character by Tough

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Sexuality

Bell, Ruth, Changing Bodies, Changing Lives: Expanded Third Edition: A Book for Teens on Sex and Relationships

Clausener-Petit, Magail with Melissa Daly, Sex Explained: Honest Answers to Your Questions About Guys and Girls, Your Changing Body, and What Really Happens During Sex

Gordon, Sol, Raising a Child Responsibly in a Sexually Permissive World

Gravelle, Karen, The Period Book, Updated Edition: Everything You Don’t Want to Ask (But Need to Know) and What’s Going on Down There?: Answers to Questions Boys Find Hard to Ask

Haffner, Cebra, Beyond the Big Talk: Every Parent’s Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Teens From Middle School to High School and Beyond and From Diapers to Dating: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children – From Infancy to Middle School

Harris, Robbie, It’s So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families and It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health

Lehman, Kevin and Kathy Bell, A Chicken’s Guide to Talking Turkey with Your Kids About Sex

Madaras, Lynda, My Body, My Self for Girls   and My Body, My Self for Boys 

Miron, Amy and Charles Miron, How to Talk with Teens About Love, Relationships, & S-E-X: A Guide for Parents

Natterson, Cara, The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls and The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls

Ponton, Lynn, The Sex Lives of Teenagers: Revealing the Secret World of Adolescent Boys and Girls

Richardson, Justin and Mark Schuster, Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid They’d Ask): The Secrets to Surviving Your Child’s Sexual Development from Birth to the Teens

Riera, Michael, Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers

Salerno, Jennifer, Teen Speak: A How-To Guide for Real Talks with Teens about Sex, Drugs and Other Risky Behaviors

Schaefer, Valerie, The Care and Keeping of You

Schwartz, Pepper and Dominic Cappello, Ten Talks Parents Must Have with Their Children About Sex and Character

Westheimer, Ruth, Dr. Ruth’s Guide to Teens and Sex Today: From Social Networking to Friends With Benefits

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Siblings

Abers, Linda Williams, 101 Activities For Siblings Who Squabble

Ames, Louise Bates, He Hit Me First

Bank, Stephen and Michael Kahn, The Sibling Bond

Brazelton, T. Berry and Joshua Sparrow, Understanding Sibling Rivalry – The Brazelton Way

Calladine & Calladine, Raising Brothers and Sisters Without Raising the Roof

Coloroso, Barbara, Kids Are Worth It! Giving Your Child The Gift Of Inner DisciplineTop Pick Book Review

Faber, Adele and Elaine Mazlisch, Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too

Goldenthal, Peter, Beyond Sibling Rivalry: How To Help Your Children Become Cooperative, Caring and Compassionate

Lansky, Vicki, Welcoming Your Second Baby

Leman, Kevin, Birth Order Book, The: Why You Are the Way You Are

McDermott, John, Raising Cain and Abel Too: The Parents’ Book of Sibling Rivalry

Samalin, Nancy, Loving Each One Best: A Caring and Practical Approach to Raising Siblings

Weiss, Joan Solomon, Your Second Child

For Children

Findlay, Violet, What Will Baby Be Like?: Preparing a sibling for the arrival of a new baby and What Will Baby Be Like? ethnic version

Hoban, Russell, A Baby Sister for Frances

Zolotow, Charlotte, Big Sister and Little Sister

A few of our favorites:
Kids are Worth It by Barbara Coloroso Siblings without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish The Birth Order Book by Kevin Leman

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Single Parenting

Brott, Armin, The Single Father: A Dad’s Guide to Parenting Without a Partner

Engbar, Andrea and Leah Klugness, The Complete Single Mother: Reassuring Answers to Your Most Challenging Concerns

Foust, Linda, The Single Parent’s Almanac: Real-World Answers to Your Everyday Questions

Lamott, Anne, Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year

Panettieri, Gina and Philip Hall, The Single Mother’s Guide to Raising Remarkable Boys

Pickhardt, Carl, Keys to Single Parenting

Shimberg, Elaine and Michael, The Complete Single Father: Reassuring Answers to Your Most Challenging Situations

Terdal, Leif and Patricia Kennedy, Raising Sons Without Fathers: A Woman’s Guide to Parenting Strong, Successful Boys

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Sleep

Douglas, Ann, Sleep Solutions for Your Baby, Toddler and Preschooler: The Ultimate No-Worry Approach for Each Age and Stage 

Ferber, Richard, Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems

Jones, Sandy, Crying Baby, Sleepless Nights: Why Your Baby Is Crying and What You Can Do About It

Kurcincka, Mary Sheedy,Sleepless in America: Is Your Child Misbehaving…or Missing Sleep?

Mindell, Jodi A., Sleeping Through the Night: How Infants, Toddlers, and Their Parents Can Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Pantley, Elizabeth, The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers: Gentle Ways to Stop Bedtime Battles and Improve Your Child’s Sleep

Sears, William, Nighttime Parenting: How to Get Your Baby and Child to Sleep

Tobin, Cathryn, The Lull-A-Baby Sleep Plan: The Soothing, Superfast Way to Help Your New Baby Sleep Through the Night…and Prevent Sleep Problems Before They Develop

Waldburger, Jennifer and Jill Spivack,The Sleepeasy Solution: The Exhausted Parent’s Guide to Getting Your Child to Sleep from Birth to Age 5

Weissbluth, Marc, Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child and Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Twins: A Step-by-Step Program for Sleep-Training Your Multiples

West, Kim, The Sleep Lady®’s Good Night, Sleep Tight: Gentle Proven Solutions to Help Your Child Sleep Well and Wake Up Happy

A few of our favorites:
Sleepless in America by Mary Sheedy Kurchinka Sleeping through the Night by Mindell  the no-cry sleep solution by Elizabeth Pantley Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth

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Social Development

Frankel, Fred, Friends Forever: How Parents Can Help Their Kids Make and Keep Good Friends and Good Friends Are Hard to Find

Goleman, Daniel, Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships

Thompson, Michael, Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children

A few of our favorites:
Friends Forever by Fred Frankel Good Friends are Hard to Find by Fred Frankel

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Special Needs

Ashley, Susan, Asperger’s Answer Book: The Top 275 Questions Parents Ask

Chansky, Tamar, Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Powerful, Practical Program for Parents of Children and Adolescents

Cronin, Eileen M, Helping Your Dyslexic Child: A Guide to Improving Your Child’s Reading, Writing, Spelling, Comprehension, and Self-Esteem

Freed and Parsons, Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World: Unlocking the Potential of Your ADD Child

Gottlieb, Daniel, Letters to Sam: A Grandfather’s Lessons on Love, Loss, and the Gifts of Life

Greenspan, William, and Serena Wieder, Engaging Autism: Using the Floortime Approach to Help Children Relate, Communicate, and Think

Hallowell, Edward and John Ratey,Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder and Answers to Distraction

Higashida, Naoki, The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

King-Spears, Kelley, Jumpstart The Resource Guide For Parents With Developmentally Delayed Children

Kranowitz, Carol Stock, The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder

Magg, John, Parenting Without Punishment: Making Problem Behavior Work for You

Mauro, Terri, The Everything Parent’s Guide To Sensory Integration Disorder: Get the Right Diagnosis, Understand Treatments, And Advocate for Your Child

Myles, Cook, Miller, Rinner, and Robbins, Asperger Syndrome and Sensory Issues: Practical Solutions for Making Sense of the World

Nadeau, Littman and Quinn, Understanding Girls With AD/HD

Naseef, Robert, Special Children, Challenged Parents: The Struggles and Rewards of Raising a Child With a Disability and Autism in the Family: Caring and Coping Together

Notbohm, Ellen, Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

Ozonoff, Sally, Geraldine Dawson, and James McPartland, A Parent’s Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive

Smith, Karen A. and Karen R. Gouze, The Sensory-Sensitive Child: Practical Solutions for Out-of-Bounds Behavior

Stehli, Annabel, The Sound Of A Miracle: The Inspiring True Story of A Mother’s Fight to Free Her Child from Autism

Waltz, Mitzi, Bipolar Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

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Stepfamilies

Einstein, Elizabeth, and Linda Albert, Strengthening Your Stepfamily

Katz, Rachelle, The Happy Stepmother: Stay Sane, Empower Yourself, Thrive in Your New Family

Hutchins, Pamela Fagan, How To Screw Up Your Kids: Blended Families, Blendered Style

LeBey, Martha, Remarried with Children: Ten Secrets for Successfully Blending and Extending Your Family

Pickhardt, Carl, Keys to Successful Stepfathering

Wisdom, Susan and Jennifer Green, Stepcoupling: Creating and Sustaining a Strong Marriage in Today’s Blended Family

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Technology

Freed, Richard, Wired Child: Reclaiming Childhood in a Digital Age

Heitner, Devorah, Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World

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Temperament/challenging children

Adderholdt, Miriam, and Jan Goldberg, Perfectionism: What’s Bad About Being Too Good

Budd, Linda, Living with the Active Alert Child: Groundbreaking Strategies for Parents

Cain, Susan, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

CHADD, CHADD Information and Resource Guide to AD/HD

Edwards, C. Drew, How to Handle a Hard-to-Handle Kid: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding and Changing Problem Behaviors

Freed, Jeffrey and Laurie Parsons, Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World: Unlocking the Potential of Your ADD Child

Glasser, Howard and Jennifer Easley, Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach

Greene, Ross, The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible ChildrenTop Pick Book Review

Greenspan, Stanley, The Challenging Child: Understanding, Raising, and Enjoying the Five “Difficult” Types of Children

Hallowell and Ratey, Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder and Answers to Distraction

Kranowitz, Carol, The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder

Kurcinka, Mary Sheedy, Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and EnergeticTop Pick Book Review

Laney, Marti Olsen, The Hidden Gifts of the Introverted Child: Helping Your Child Thrive in an Extroverted World

MacMannis, Don and Debra Manchester MacMannis, Who’s the Boss?: The Win-Win Way to Parent Your Defiant, Strong-Willed Child

Sears, Martha, The Fussy Baby Book: Parenting Your High-Need Child From Birth to Age Five

Shick, Lyndall, Understanding Temperament: Strategies for Creating Family Harmony

Turecki, Stanley, The Difficult Child

A few of our favorites:
The Right-Brained Child in a Left-Brained World by Jeffrey Freed Raising your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurchinka The Explosive Child by Ross Greene

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Toddlers/Preschoolers

Brazelton, T. Berry, Toddlers and Parents: A Declaration of Independence

Brown, Ari and Denise Fields, Toddler 411: Clear Answers & Smart Advice for Your Toddler

Clayton-Blaine, Kimberley, The Go-To Mom’s Parents’ Guide to Emotion Coaching Young Children

Christakis, Erika, The Importance of Being Little: What Preschoolers Really Need from Grownups

Elliot, Lise, What’s Going on in There? : How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life

Fraiberg, Selma, The Magic Years: Understanding and Handling the Problems of Early Childhood

Karp, Harvey, The Happiest Toddler on the Block: How to Eliminate Tantrums and Raise a Patient, Respectful, and Cooperative One- to Four-Year-Old

Kennedy, Michelle, Tantrums

Laditan, Bumni, The Honest Toddler: A Child’s Guide to Parenting

Lieberman, Alicia, Emotional Life of the Toddler

Pantley, Elizabeth, The No-Cry Discipline Solution: Gentle Ways to Encourage Good Behavior Without Whining, Tantrums, and Tears

Saavedra, Beth Wilson, Meditations for Mothers of Toddlers

Shure, Myrna, Raising a Thinking Child: Help Your Young Child to Resolve Everyday Conflicts and Get Along with Others

White, Burton, Raising a Happy, Unspoiled Child

A few of our favorites:
the no-cry discipline solution by Elizabeth Pantley Mediatations for Mothers of Toddlers by Beth Wilson Saavedra Raising a Thinking Child by Myrna Shure

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Toilet Learning

Mack, Alison, Toilet Learning: The Picture Book Technique for Children and Parents

Neville, Helen and Jan Faull, Mommy, I Have to Go Potty: A Parent’s Guide to Toilet Traning

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Trauma

Coloroso, Barbara, Parenting Through Crisis: Helping Kids in Times of Loss, Grief, and Change

Grollman, Earl and Louise B. Ames, Explaining Death to Children

Hendrix, Harville, Giving the Love That Heals: A Guide for Parents

James, John, Russell Freedman, and Leslie Matthews, When Children Grieve: For Adults to Help Children Deal with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving, and Other Losses

Levine, Peter and Maggie Kline, Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing

Schacter, Robert & Carole McCauley, When Your Child is Afraid

Trozzi, Maria, Talking with Children About Loss

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Values/Morals/Character

Berger, Elizabeth, Raising Children with Character: Parents, Trust, and the Development of Personal Integrity

Borba, Michele, Building Moral Intelligence: The Seven Essential Virtues that Teach Kids to Do the Right Thing and UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World

Heath, Harriet, Using Your Values to Raise Your Child to Be an Adult You Admire

Kilpatrick, William, Why Johnny Can’t Tell Right from Wrong: And What We Can Do About It

Lickona, Thomas, Raising Good Children: From Birth Through The Teenage Years and Educating for Character: How Our Schools Can Teach Respect and Responsibility and Character Matters: How to Help Our Children Develop Good Judgment, Integrity, and Other Essential Virtues

Popov, Linda, The Family Virtues Guide: Simple Ways to Bring Out the Best in Our Children and Ourselves

Schulman, Michael, Bringing Up a Moral Child

Turner, Tara Woods and J.Blake Turner, Beyond Good Manners: How to Raise a Sophisticated Child

A few of our favorites:
Using Your Value by Harriet Heath The Family Virtues Guide by Linda Popov

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Violence Prevention

Carlsson-Paige & Levin, Who’s Calling the Shots?: How to Respond Effectively to Children’s Fascination with War Play, War Toys and Violent TV

Monahon, Cynthia, Children and Trauma: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Muscari, Mary, Not My Kid: 21 Steps to Raising a Non-Violent Child

 

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