Print Resources for Parents

Adolescent Development

* Elkind, David. All Grown Up and No Place to Go: Teenagers in Crisis

* Fenwick, Elizabeth, and Dr. Tony Smith. Adolescence: The Survival Guide for Parentsand Teenagers

* Gianetti, Charlene, and Margaret Sugarese. The Roller Coaster Years

* Riera, Michael. Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers

* Steinberg, Laurence, and Ann Levine. You and Your Adolescent: A Parent’s Guide for Ages 10-20

* Tracy, Louise Felton, M.S. Grounded for Life: Stop Blowing Your Fuse and Start Communicating with Your Teenager

* Winship, Elizabeth. Reaching Your Teenager


* Bowlby, J. A Secure Base: Parent-Child Attachment and Healthy Human Development

Attention Deficit Disorder

* Hallowell, Edward M., M.D., and John J. Ratey, M.D. Driven to Distraction

* Hartman, Thom. Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception

 Monastra, Vincent J. Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach (APA Lifetools)

Body Image/Eating Disorders

* Chernin, K. The Hungry Self: Women, Eating, and Identity

* Siegal, M., J. Brisman, and M. Weinshel. Surviving an Eating Disorder: New Perspectives and Strategies for Families and Friends

* Wolf, N. The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women

Boys’ Development

* Caron, Ann F. Strong Mothers, Strong Sons: Raising the Next Generation of Men

* Phillips, Angela. The Trouble with Boys: A Wise and Sympathetic Guide to the Risky Business of Raising Sons


 Bailey, Becky A. Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline: The 7 Basic Skills for Turning Conflict into Cooperation

* Bluestein, J. Parents, Teens and Boundaries: How to Draw the Line

* Ginott, Haim. Between Parent and Child

* Ginott, Haim. Between Parent and Teenager

* Nelsen, Jane, Ed.D. Positive Discipline

* Nelson, J., and L. Lott. Positive Discipline for Teenagers: Resolving Conflict with Your Teenage Son or Daughter

* Phelan, Thomas W., PhD. 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12

 Rosemond, John. The Well-Behaved Child: Discipline that Really Works


* Ahrons, C. The Good Divorce: Keeping Your Family Together When Your Marriage Comes Apart

* Everett, C., and S. Evertt. The Healthy Divorce: For Parents and Children

Drug/Alcohol Use

* Gaetano, R. J., with J.J. Masterson. Teenage Drug Abuse: One Hundred Most Commonly Asked Questions About Adolescent Substance Abuse

* Giannetti, Charlene C. and Sagarese, Margaret. Parenting 911

* Peele, Stanton. Addiction Proof Your Child: A Realistic Approach to Preventing Drug, Alcohol, and Other Dependencies

* Schwebel, Robert. Saying No is Not Enough: Raising Children Who Make Wise Decisions About Drugs and Alcohol

Emotional Development

* Goleman, Daniel. Emotional Intelligence

* Gottman, .D. John , Declaire, Joan and Goleman, Daniel. Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child The Heart of Parenting

Family Systems

 Berman, Jenn, PhD. and Corwin, Donna. The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy, Confident Kids

* Covey, Stephen R. and Covey, Sandra M. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families

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

 Haltzman, Scott and DiGeronimo, Theresa Foy. The Secrets of Happy Families: Eight Keys to Building a Lifetime of Connection and Contentment

* Lerner, H. G. The Dance of Intimacy

* Lerner, H. G. The Dance of Anger

* Napier, A. Y., and C. Whitaker. The Family Crucible: The Intense Experience of Family Therapy

* Scarf, Maggie. Intimate Worlds: Life Inside the Family

Gay/Lesbian Issues

* Fairchild, B. and N. Hayward. Now That You Know

* Griffin, C., M. J. Wirth, and A. G. Wirth. Beyond Acceptance Girls’ Development/Mother-Daughter Relationships

* Apter, Terri. Altered Loves, Mothers and Daughters During Adolescence

* Caron, Ann. F. Don’t Stop Loving Me: A Reassuring Guide for Mothers of Adolescent Daughters

* Brown, Lyn Mikel, and Carol Gilligan. Meeting at the Crossroads: Women’s Psychology and Girls’ Development

 Deak, Joann. Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters

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

* Marone, Nicky. How to Father a Successful Daughter

* Orentstein, Peggy. School Girls

* Pipher, Mary. Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Lives of Adolescent Girls


* Coburn, K.L., and M.L. Treeger. Letting Go: A Parent’s Guide to Today’s College Experience

* Littwin, S. The Postponed Generation

* Okimoto, J.D., and P.J. Stegall. Boomerang Kids: How to Live with Adult Children Who Return Home

* Phelan, Thomas W., PhD. Surviving Your Adolescents: How to Manage and Let Go of Your 13-18 Year Olds

Moral Development

* Coles, Robert. The Moral Life of Children

* Damon, W. Higher Expectations

* Glenn, H.S. Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World

* Lickona, Thomas. Raising Good Children

Parent-Child Relationships

* Blaney, Sue. Please Stop the Rollercoaster!: How Parents of Teenagers Can Smooth Out the Ride

* Faber, Adele and Elaine Mazlish. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

* Faber, Adele and Elaine Mazlish. How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk

* Fishel, Elizabeth. Family Mirrors: What Our Children’s Lives Reveal About Ourselves

* Kirshenbaum, M., and C. Foster. Parent/Teen Breakthrough: The Relationship Approach

 Levine, Madeline. Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success

* Miller, Alice. The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self

* Taffel, Dr. Ron and Melinda Blau. Parenting by Heart: How to Be In Charge, Stay Connected, and Instill Your Values When It Feels Like You’ve Got Only 15 Minutes A Day


* Taffel, Ron. Why Parents Disagree and What You Can Do About It: How to Raise Great Kids While You Strengthen Your Marriage 

* Wolf, Anthony E. Get Out of My Life..But First Can You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall?

Rape/Trauma Recovery

* Ledray, L.E. Recovering from Rape

* Warshaw, R. I Never Called It Rape

School Achievement

* Bruns, Jerome. They Can But They Don’t: Helping Students Overcome Work Inhibition

* Gardner, Howard. Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences

* Greene, L.J. Kids Who Underachieve

* Rich, Dorothy. MegaSkills: How Families Can Help Children Succeed in Schools

 Tough, Paul. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power ofCharacter

Sex Education (for Parents and/or Teenagers)

* Bell, R. Changing Bodies, Changing Lives, Revised Edition

* Calderone, M.S., and E.W. Johnson. The Family Book About Sexuality, Revised Edition

* Comfort, A. The New Joy of Sex

* Fenwick, E., and R. Walker. How Sex Works: A Clear, Comprehensive Guide for Teenagers to Emotional, Physical, and Sexual Maturity

* Gordon, S., and J. Gordon. Raising a Child Conservatively in a Sexually Permissive World, Revised Edition

* Harris, R. It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex and Sexual Health

* Leight, L. Raising Your Child to be Sexually Healthy

* McCoy, K., and C. Wibbelsman. The New Teenage Body Book

 Roffman, Deborah. Talk to Me First: Everything You Need to Know to Become Your Kids' "Go-To" Person about Sex

* Wattleton, F., with E. Keiffer. How to Talk to your Child About Sexuality. A Planned Parenthood Book


* Dunn, J., and R. Plomin. Separate Lives: Why Siblings Are So Different

* Klagsbrun, F. Mixed Feelings: Love, Hate, Rivalry, and Reconciliation Among Brothers and Sisters

Social Media

Edgington, Shawn Marie. The Parent's Guide to Texting, Facebook, and Social Media: Understanding the Benefits and Dangers of Parenting in a Digital World


* Kaufman, T. The Combined Family: A Guide to Creating Successful StepRelationships

* Visher, E. B., and John Visher. How to Win as a Step-Family, Second Edition


* Chess, S., and A. Thomas. Know Your Child: An Authoritative Guide for Today’s Parent

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

* Kurchinka, Mary. Raising Your Spirited Child

* Turecki, Stanley, with Leslie Tonner. The Difficult Child, Revised Edition

* Zimbardo, Philip, and Shirley Radl. The Shy Child


* These have been read and recommended by staff.