The following parenting guides were created by professional staff member Jason Sackett, LCSW.
Cohen, Lawrence J. (2001). Playful Parenting. New York: Ballantine Books.
Dinkmeyer, Don, & McKay, G. (1998). The Parent's Handbook: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP). Minnesota: American Guidance Services, Inc.
Faber, Adele, & Mazlish, E. (1980). How to Talk So Kids will Listen and Listen So Kids will Talk. New York: Avon.
Faber, Adele, & Mazlish, E. (1987). Siblings Without Rivalry. New York: MacMillan.
Gottman, John (1998). Raising an emotionally intelligent child. Seattle: Random House.
Phelan, Thomas (1995). 1-2-3- Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2 to 12. Illinois: Child Management, Inc.
Seligman, Martin (1996). The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience. New York: HarperCollins.
Severe, Sal (2003). How to behave so your children will too! Tempe, AZ: Penguin Books.
Shure, Myrna (1994). Raising a Thinking Child: Help Your Young Child to Resolve Everyday Conflicts and Get Along with Others. New York: Pocket Books.
Siegel, Daniel J., & Hartzell, M. (2003). Parenting From the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive. New York: Tarcher/Penguin.
Turecki, Stanley, & Tonner, L. (2000). The Difficult Child: Expanded and Revised Edition. New York: Bantam Books.
Note: Practical advice for parents of hard-to-raise children
Wolf, Anthony (1995). It's Not Fair: Jeremy Spencer's Parents Let Him Stay Up All Night. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
Bates, Louise (1988). Your Ten- to Fourteen-Year-Old. A Dell Trade Paperback
Bluestein, Jane (1993). Parents, Teens and Boundaries: How to Draw the Line. Health Communications, Inc.
Coburn, Karen Levin, & Treeger, M. L. (2003). Letting Go: A Parent's Guide to Understanding the College Years, 4th edition. New York: Harper Perennial.
Dinkmeyer, Don, & McKay, G. (1998). Parenting Teenagers: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP). Minnesota: American Guidance Services, Inc.
Fleming, Don (1989). How to Stop Battling with Your Teenager: A Practical guide to Solving Everyday Problems. Fireside
Kindlon, Dan (2000). Raising Cain: Protecting the emotional lives of boys. New York: Ballantine Books.
Giannetti, Charlene & Sagarese, Margaret (1997). The Roller Coaster Years. New York: Broadway Books.
Giannetti, Charlene & Sagarese, Margaret (1999). Parenting 911: How to Safeguard and Rescue Your 10 to 15 Year-Old from Substance Abuse, Sexual Encounters...and Other Risky Situations. New York: Broadway Books
Gravelle, Karen & Gravelle, Jennifer (1996). The Period Book: Everything You Don't Want to Ask (But Need to Know). Walker & Co
Harris, Robert H. (1996). It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health. Candlewick Press
Jukes, Mavis (1996). It's a Girl thing: How to Stay Healthy, Safe, and in Charge. Knopf
Kindlon, Daniel J. (2000). Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys. Ballantine Books
Kutner, Lawrence (1997) Making Sense of Your Teenager. William Morrow & Co. Inc.
Murphy, Timothy, & Oberlin, L. (2001). The Angry Child: Regaining Control When Your Child is Out of Control. New York: Three Rivers Press.
Pipher, Mary (1998). Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls. New York: Ballantine Books.
Riera, Michael (1995). Uncommon Sense for Parents of Teens. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts.
Riera, Michael (2003). Staying Connected to Your Teenager: How to Keep Them Talking to You and How to Hear What They're Really Saying. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Publishing.
Wiseman, Rosalind (2002). Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence. New York: Three Rivers Press.
Wolf, Anthony (2002). Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall: A Parents' Guide to the New Teenager. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
Cooper, Scott (2000). Sticks and Stones: 7 Ways Your Child Can Deal with Teasing, Conflict, and Other Hard Times. New York: Times Books/Random House.
Posey, Kate Cohen (1995). How to Handle Bullies, Teasers, and Other Meanies: A Book that Takes the Nuisance out of Name Calling and other Nonsense. Highland City, FL: Rainbow Books.
Note: Older children can read this on their own; younger children will need an adult to go through it with them
Thompson, Michael, Grace, C. & Cohen, L. J. (2001). Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children. New York: Ballantine Books.
Thompson, Michael (2002). Mom, They're Teasing Me: Helping Your Child Solve Social Problems. New York: Ballantine Books.