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Parenting: Resource List

Books for Adults

General Health and Behavior

  • 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12, 3rd ed; by Thomas Phelan; ParentMagic, 2003
  • Beyond Discipline: Parenting That Lasts a Lifetime; by Edward Christophersen; Overland Press; 2nd ed; 1998
  • But Nobody Told Me I'd Ever Have to Leave Home: From Toddlers to Teens: How Parents Can Raise Children to Become Capable Adults; by Linda Lewis; Whitecap Books, 2005
  • Caring for Your School-age Child: Ages 5 to 12; edited by Edward L. Schor; American Academy of Pediatrics; Bantam Books, 1995
  • Chores Without Wars: Turning Housework Into Teamwork; 2nd ed; by Lynn Lott; Taylor, 2005
  • Cyber Safety for the Whole Family: How to Protect Yourself and Your Children Online; by Mike Sullivan; Bonus Books, 2nd ed 2005
  • First-Time Mom: Getting Off on the Right Foot - From Birth to First Grade; by Kevin Leman, Tyndale House, 2004
  • How to Behave So Your Children Will, too!; by Sal Severe; Greentree Pub., 1997
  • How to Negotiate With Kids -- Even When You Think You Shouldn't; by Scott Brown; Viking, 2003
  • How to Say It To Your Kids; The Right Words To Solve Problems, Soothe Feelings & Teach Values; by Paul Coleman; Prentice Hall, 2000
  • Love and Limits: Guidance Tools for Creative Parenting; by Elizabeth Crary; Parenting Press, 1994
  • Meeting the Challenge: Using Love and Logic To Help Children Develop Attention and Behavior Skills; by Jim Fay, Foster Cline; Love and Logic Press, 2000
  • Parenting Young Children With Love, Encouragement and Limits; by Thomas Dishion; Research Press, 2005
  • Stages of Motherhood: Making the Most of Your Life as a Mom; by Ann Murphy; Knopf, 2004
  • Stop Arguing with Your Kids; How to Win the Battle of Wills; by Making Your Children Feel Heard; by Michael Nichols; Guilford Press, 2004
  • Supernanny How To Get The Best From Your Children; by Jo Frost; Hyperion, 2005
  • Taking "No" for an Answer and Other Skills Children Need: Fifty Games to Teach Family Skills; by Laurie Simon; Parenting Press, 2000
  • The Active, Creative Child: Parenting in Perpetual Motion; by Stephanie Vlahoy; Hohm Press, 2005
  • The Challenging Child: Understanding, Raising, and Enjoying The Five 'Difficult' Types of Children; by Stanley Greenspan; Perseus Press, 1996
  • The Encouraging Parent: How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids and Start Teaching Them Confidence, Self-Discipline, and Joy; by Rodney Kennedy; Three Rivers Press, 2001
  • The Hidden Gifts of the Introverted Child; by Marti Laney; Workman Publishing Co. , 2005
  • The Wonder Years: Helping Your Baby and Young Child to Negotiate Successfully the Major Developmental Milestones; by Tanya Altmann; American Academy of Pediatrics/Bantam, 2006
  • Understanding your Child's Temperament; by Beverly LaHaye; Harvest House Publ., 1997
  • Whining: 3 Ways to Stop It Before the Tears and Tantrums Start; by Audrey Ricker; Fireside, 2000
  • Your Active Child: How to Boost Physical, Emotional, and Cognitive Development Through Age-Appropriate Activities; by Rae Pica; McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books, 2003
  • Your School-Age Child: From Kindergarten Through Sixth Grade: A Practical Guide to Understanding & Caring for Your Child; by Lawrence Kutner; Avon Books, 1997
  • Your Child: What Every Parent Needs to Know: What's Normal, What's Not, and When to Seek Help; David Pruitt; American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; HarperCollins, 1998
  • Zip Your Lips: A Parent's Guide To Brief And Effective Communication; by Dale Jacobs; Element, 1999

Baby and Toddler

  • Baby Basics: A Guide For New Parents; by Anne K. Blocker; Chronimed Pub, 1997
  • Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5; American Academy of Pediatrics; Bantam Books, 1993
  • Fathers and Babies: How Babies Grow and What They Need From You, From Birth to 18 Months; by Jean Marzollo; HarperCollins, 1993
  • How to Con Your Kid: Simple Scams for Mealtimes, Bedtime, Bathtime -- Anytime!; by David Borgenicht; Quirk Books, 2005
  • Keeping Your Baby Healthy; by William Sears; LB Books, 2001
  • Outwitting Toddlers; by Bill Adler; Kensington, 2001
  • Parenting Guide To Your Toddler; by Paula Spencer; Ballantine Books, 2000
  • Watch Me Grow: I'm One-Two-Three: A Parent's Essential Guide to the Extraordinary Toddler to Preschool Years; by Mauress O'Brien; Quill, 2002
  • Your Baby and Child from Birth to Age Five; by Penelope Leach; rev. ed.; Alfred Knopf, 1997

Preschool to 8 years

  • Fussbusters at Home; Around-the-Clock Strategies and Games for Smoothing the Rough Spots in Your Preschooler's Day; by Carol Baicker-McKee; Peachtree, 2002
  • Parenting the Strong Willed Child: The Clinically Proven Five-Week Program for Parents of Two- to Six Year Olds; by Rex Forehand; Contemporary Books, Revised ed., 2002
  • Proactive Parenting: Guiding Your Child From Two to Six; by Tufts University, Berkley Books, 2003.

Tweens (8 to 13 years)

  • But I'm Almost 13! An Action Plan for Raising a Responsible Adolescent; by Kenneth Ginsburg; Contemporary Books, 2002
  • But Mom, Everybody Else Does; by Kay Winters; Dutton Children's Books, 2002
  • Family Rules: Raising Responsible Children; by Kenneth Kaye; iUniverse Inc., 2005
  • Parenting That Works: Building Skills That Last a Lifetime; by Edward Christophersen; American Psychological Assn., 2003
  • Teaching Thinking Skills Across the Middle Years: A Practical Approach for Children Aged 9-14; by Belle Wallace; National Association for Able Children in Education; 2002
  • The Roller-Coaster Years: Raising Your Child Through the Maddening Yet Magical Middle School Years; by Charlene Giannetti; Broadway Books, 1997
  • Tweens: Understanding Your 8 to 12 Year Old; by Andrea Clifford-Poston; Oneworld Publishing, 2005

Other Resources

Search Institute
Telephone: 800-888-7828

National Council on Family Relations

Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by McKesson Provider Technologies.
Last modified: 2006-10-13
Last reviewed: 2006-09-07
This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.
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