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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
  • 1-2-3 Magic For Kids: Helping Your Children Understand the New Rules; Thomas Phelan; Parentmagic, 2008
  • Getting Your Child From No To Yes: Without Nagging, Bribing, Or Threatening; by Jerry L. Wyckoff and Barbara C. Unell; Meadowbrook Press, 2004
  • Great Kids: Helping Your Baby And Child Develop The Ten Essential Qualities For A Happy, Healthy Life; by Stanley I. Greenspan; Da Capo Press, 2007
  • 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
  • I Brake For Meltdowns: How To Handle The Most Annoying Behaviors Of Your 2-To-5-Year-Old; by Michelle Nicholasen with Barbara O'Neal; Da Capo Press, 2008
  • Is This a Phase? Child Development and Parent Strategies Birth to 6 years; by Helen Neville; Parenting Press, 2007
  • It’s a Boy! Your Son’s Development from Birth to Age 18; by Michael Thompson; Ballantine, 2009
  • No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-Control Behavior; by Jed Baker; Future Horizons, 2008
  • Parenting Children with Love and Logic:Teaching Children Responsibility; by Foster Cline; Love and Logic Press, 2006
  • Parenting Without Power Struggles: Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm and Connected; by Susan Stiffelman; Morgan James, 2009
  • Slow And Steady Parenting: Active Child-Raising For The Long Haul (Birth To Age Three); by Catherine A. Sanderson; M. Evans, 2007
  • 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 Hidden Gifts of the Introverted Child; by Marti Laney; Workman Publishing Co., 2005
  • Understanding your Child's Temperament; by Beverly LaHaye; Harvest House Publishing, 1997
  • Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys; Stephen James; Tyndale House, 2009
  • Your Active Child: How to Boost Physical, Emotional, and Cognitive Development Through Age-Appropriate Activities; by Rae Pica; McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books, 2003

Baby and Toddler

  • Outwitting Toddlers; by Bill Adler; Kensington, 2001
  • Parenting Guide To Your Toddler; by Paula Spencer; Ballantine Books, 2000
  • Parenting the Strong Willed Child: The Clinically Proven Five-Week Program for Parents of Two- to Six Year Olds; by Rex Forehand; Contemporary Books, 2002
  • The Playskool Guide To The Toddler Years: Professional, Reassuring Advice On Surviving--And Thriving--During The Toddler Years; Rebecca Rutledge; Sourcebooks, 2007

Preschool to 8 years

  • I’m Not Your Friend, I’m Your Parent: Helping Your Children Set the Boundaries They Need and Really Want; by E.D. Hill; Thomas Nelson, 2008

Tweens (8 to 13 years)

  • But I'm Almost 13! An Action Plan for Raising a Responsible Adolescent; by Kenneth Ginsburg; Contemporary Books, 2002
  • Parenting That Works: Building Skills That Last a Lifetime; by Edward Christophersen; American Psychological Assn., 2003
  • Parents’ Guide to the Middle School Years; by Joe Bruzzese; Celestial Arts, 2009
  • 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.
Pediatric Advisor 2012.2 published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2010-06-04
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04
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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