Recommended Reading on Parenting

Discipline and Behavior Management

  • 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12, by Thomas Phelan  
  • Raising Your Spirited Child Workbook, by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
  •  It’s Not Fair, Jeremy Spencer’s Parents Let Him Stay Up All Night!, by Anthony E. Wolf
  • Your Defiant Teen: 10 Steps to Resolve Conflict and Rebuild Your Relationship, by Russell Barkley
  • What to Do When You Grumble Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Negativity, by Dawn Huebner & Bonnie Matthews

 Parenting: The Big Picture

  • The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, by Wendy Mogel
  • Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting, by Myla & Jon Kabat-Zinn

Parenting in the Current Culture

  • Reviving Ophelia, by Mary Pipher
  • Queen Bees and Wannabees, by Rosalind Wiseman
  • Girls Will be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Girls, by Joann Deak
  • Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys, by Don Kindlon & Michael Thompson
  • Childhood Unbound: Saving Our Kids’ Best Selves: Confident Parenting in a World of Change, by Ron Taffel
  • The Second Family, by Ron Taffel

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