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Parent References

General Pediatrics
  • Infants and Mothers. BY: T. Berry Brazelton.
  • Nursing Mother’s Companion. BY: Kathleen Higgins.
  • Mommy Made. BY: Martha Kimmel.
  • What To Expect the First Year. BY: A. Eisenberg.
  • The First Three Years of Life. BY: Burton L. White.
  • The Secret of Parenting. BY: Anthony Wolf.
  • Growing Up Happy. BY: Bob Keeshan.
  • Positive Discipline. BY: Jane Nelson.
  • Your One-Year-Old: The Fun-Loving, Fussy 12-To 24-Month-Old. BY: Louise Bates Ames and Frances L. Ilg
  • Your Two-Year-Old: Terrible or Tender. BY: Louise Bates Ames
  • Your Three-Year-Old: Friend or Enemy. BY: Louise Bates Ames and Frances L. Ilg
  • Your Four-Year-Old: Wild and Wonderful. BY: Louise Bates Ames
  • Your Five Year Old: Sunny and Serene. BY: Louise Bates Ames
  • Your Six-Year-Old: Loving and Defiant. BY: Louise Bates Ames and Frances L. Ilg
  • Your Seven-Year-Old: Life in a Minor Key. BY: Louise Bates Ames and Carol Chase Haber
  • Your Eight Year Old: Lively and Outgoing. BY: Louise Bates Ames and Carol Chase Haber
  • Your Nine Year Old: Thoughtful and Mysterious. BY: Louise Bates Ames and Carol Chase Haber
  • Your Ten- to Fourteen-Year-Old. BY: Louise Bates Ames and Carol Chase Haber
  • Child Behavior: The Classic Child Care Manual from the Gesell Institute of Human Development. BY: Francis L. Ilg, Louise Bates Ames, and Sydney M. Baker
  • Your Child’s Self Esteem. BY: Dorothy C. Briggs.
  • You and Your Child’s Self Esteem. BY: James M. Harris.
  • Complete Book of Breastfeeding. BY: Eiger, Marvin and Olds.
  • The Magic Years. BY: Selma Fraiberg.
  • Parenting Your Adopted Child. BY: Stephanie Siegel.
  • What Works with Children. BY: Edited by Marshall P. Duke and Sara B. Duke.
  • Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Five Years. BY: Steven P. Shelov.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child’s Symptoms: The Official Home Reference – Birth through Adolescence. BY: Donald Schiff.
  • Your Child’s Health: The Parents’ Guide to Symptoms, Emergencies, Common Illnesses, Behavior and School Problems. BY: Barton D. Schmitt.
  • The Wonder Years: Helping Your Baby and Young Child Successfully Negotiate the Major Development Milestones (hardcover). BY: American Academy of Pediatrics, Tanya Remer Altmann.

Behavior, Parenting and Discipline

  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk. BY: Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.
  • Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too. BY: Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.
  • Raising Your Spirited Child Rev Ed: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic. BY: Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
  • Parenting the Strong-Willed Child. BY: Forehand and Long.
  • Positive Discipline for Preschoolers, BY: Nelsen, Erwin and Duffy.
  • 1,2,3 Magic. BY: Thomas Phelan.
  • Whining: 3 steps to stopping it before the tears and the tantrums start. BY: Ricker, Crowder.
  • Six Point Plan for Raising Happy, Healthy Children. BY: James Rosemont.
  • PET: Parent Effectiveness Training. BY: Thomas Gordon.
  • Making Children Mind without Losing Yours. BY: Dr. Kevin Leman.
  • Beyond Discipline; Parenting that Lasts a Lifetime. BY: Edward D. Christopherson.
  • Parenting a Child with a Learning Disability. BY: Tuttle and Paquette.
  • The Loving Parents Guide to Discipline: How to Teach Your Child to Behave With Kindness, Understanding and Respect. BY: Marilyn Gootman.
  • Loving Each One Best: A Caring and Practical Guide to Raising Siblings. BY: Nancy Samalin and Catherine Whitney.
  • Raising a Responsible Child; How Parents Can Avoid Indulging Too Much and Rescuing Too Often. BY: Elizabeth Ellis.
  • The Privileged Child BY: Madeline Levine.
  • The Wonder Years: Helping Your Baby and Young Child Successfully Negotiate the Major Developmental Milestones (hardcover). BY: American Academy of Pediatrics, Tanya Remer Altmann.
  • The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children. BY: Ross W. Greene

Developmentally Challenged Children

  • Could it be Autism? Guide to the First Signs. BY: Nancy Wiseman.
  • The Out of Sync Child. BY: Kranowitz, C. Pedigree Publishing. (Explains sensory integration disorders in children with practical suggestions.)
  • It Takes Two to Talk. BY: Manolson, A. DESCRIPTION: A parent-oriented manual with a wealth of information and strategies for enhancing communication for children with social-communicative challenges. (available at www.hanen.org)
  • The Child with Special Needs: Encouraging intellectual and emotional growth. Greenspan BY: S.I. & Wieder, S.
  • Visual strategies for improving communication. BY: Hodgdon, l.


  • Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child. BY: Marc Weisbluth
  • Solve You Child’s Sleep Problems. BY: Richard Ferber.
  • Guide to Your Child’s Sleep. BY: G. Cohen.

Vaccination Information

  • What Every Parent Should Know About Vaccines. BY: Paul Offit, Louis Bell, M.D.


  • American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child’s Nutrition: Making Peace at the Table and Building Healthy Eating Habits for Life. BY: William Dietz.
  • Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family. BY: Ellen Satter.
  • Coping With a Picky Eater; A Guide for the Perplexed Parent. BY: William G. Wilkoff.

Puberty and Teens

  • Reviving Ophelia. BY: Mary Pipher.
  • Caring for Your Adolescent Ages 12-21. BY: American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Your Ten to Fourteen Year Old. BY: Louise Bates Ames.
  • The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls (American Girl Library). BY: Valorie Schaefer and Norm Bendell
  • The What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Boys: A Growing Up Guide for Parents and Sons. BY: Lynda Madaras.
  • The What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Girls: A Growing Up Guide for Parents and Daughters. BY: Lynda Madaras.
  • Raising a Thoughtful Teenager. BY: Ben Kamin.
  • Real Boys: Rescuing our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood. BY: William S. Pollack.
  • Ophelia Speaks: Adolescent Girls Write about Their Search for Self. BY: Sara Shandler.
  • It’s So Amazing: A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Babies, and Family. BY: Robbie Harris.


  • How to Talk to Your Kids about Sex: It’s Best to Start Early but it’s Never too Late- A Step-by-Step Guide for Every Age. BY: Linda and Richard Eyre.
  • When Sex is the Subject. BY: Pamela M. Wilson.
  • Love and Sex and Growing Up. BY: Eric W. Johnson.
  • All about Sex: A Family Resource on Sex and Sexuality. BY: Ronald F. Moglia and Jon Knowles.
  • Five Hundred Questions Kids Ask about Sex and Some of the Answers. BY: Francis Younger.
  • Sex is More than a Plumbing Lesson: A Parent’s Guide. BY: Patty Stark.
  • Sex is not a Four Letter Word! Talking with Your Children Made Easier. BY: Patricia Martens Miller.
  • Belly Buttons are Navels. BY: Mark Schoen.
  • How Were You Born? BY: Joanna Cole.
  • Where Did I Come From? The Facts without any Nonsense and with Illustrations. BY: Peter Mayle.
  • Where Do Babies Come From? BY: Susan Meredith.

Attention Deficit Disorder

  • Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents. BY: Russell Barkley.
  • Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood. BY: Edward M. Hallowell.
  • Beyond Ritalin: Facts about Medication and Other Strategies for Helping Children, Adolescents and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder. BY: Stephen Garber.
  • Eagle Eyes: A Child’s Guide to Paying Attention. BY: Jeanne M. A. Gehret.
  • Otto Learns about His Medicine: A Story about Medication for Children with ADHD. BY: Matthew Galvin and Sandra Ferraro.
  • Jumpin’ Johnny Get Back to Work!: A Child’s Guide to ADHD/Hyperactivity. BY: Michael Gordon, Ph.D.
  • The ADD Hyperactivity Workbook for Parents, Teachers and Kids. BY: Harvey Parker.
  • Beyond Ritalin. BY: S. Garber.
  • Learning Disabilities and ADHD BY: Betty B. Osman.
  • How to Reach/Teach Children with ADD/ADHD. BY: Sandra Rief
  • Out of the Fog. BY: Murphy
  • Daydreamers and Daredevils. BY: Ingersoll

Learning Disabilities

  • Complete Learning Disabilities Handbook. BY: Joan Harwell.
  • A Parent’s Guide to Learning Disabilities: Understanding and Helping Your Child. BY: A D’Antoni, D. Minifie, E. Minifie.
  • 1001 Ways to Improve Your Child’s School Work. BY: Lawrence Greene.
  • Smart Kids with School Problems. BY: Priscilla Vail.
  • Learning Styles. BY: Priscilla Vail.
  • The School Survival Guide for Kids with LD. BY: R. Cummings, G. Fisher.
  • Home is a Learning Place: A Parent’s Guide to Learning Disabilities. BY: H. Weiss, M. Weiss.
  • The Complete Learning Disabilities Directory. BY: Grey House Publishing.
  • Parenting a Child with a Learning Disability. BY: Tuttle and Paquette.
  • The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child’s Learning Disabilities. BY: Larry Silver.
  • It’s Nobody’s Fault: New Hope and Help for Difficult Children and Their Parents. BY: Harold S. Koplewicz.
  • No One to Play With. BY: Betty Osmon.
  • The Don’t-Give-Up Kid and Learning Differences. BY: Jeanne M. A. Gehret.
  • Parents’ Guide to Attention Deficit Disorder and Parents’ Guide to Learning Disabilities. BY: Stephen B. McCarney and Angela M. Bauer.
  • Helping the Child Who Does Not Fit In. BY: Stephen Nowicki and Marshall Duke.

Individual Learning Styles

  • All Kinds of Minds: A Young Student’s Book about Learning Abilities and Learning Disorders. BY: Melvin D. Levine.
  • Keeping A Head in School: A Student’s Book About Learning Abilities and Learning Disorders. BY: Melvin D. Levine.
  • Educational Care. BY: Melvin D. Levine.
  • A Mind at a Time. BY: Melvin D. Levine.
  • Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. BY: Howard Gardner

Reading Skills

  • Classroom Success for the LD and ADD Child. BY: Suzanne Stevens.
  • Parenting a Struggling Reader: A Guide to Diagnosisng and Finding Help for Your Child’s Reading Difficulties. BY: Susan L. Hall and Louisa Moats.
  • The Gift of Dyslexia. BY: Ron Davis.
  • Overcoming Dyslexia in Children, Adolescents and Adults. BY: Dale R. Jordan.
  • About Dyslexia: Unraveling the Myth. BY: Priscilla Vail.
  • The Many Faces of Dyslexia. BY: M. Rawson.
  • Dyslexia: The Language Disability That Can Be Overcome. BY: Orton Dyslexia Society.
  • Dyslexia: Especialy for Parents . BY: Orton Dyslexia Society.
  • Overcoming Dyslexia. BY: Sally Shaywitz.

Asthma, Allergies and Eczema

  • Children with Asthma: A Manual for Parents. BY: Thomas Plaut.
  • A Parents Guide to Asthma. BY: Nancy Sander.
  • I’m Tougher Than Asthma. BY: Alden and Siri Carter.
  • The Asthma Attack by Bo B. Bear. BY: Charlotte Casterline.
  • Sportsercise: A School Story about Exercise-Induced Asthma. BY: Kim Gosselin.
  • The Lion Who Had Asthma. BY: Jonathan London.
  • All About Asthma. BY: William and Vivian Ostrow.
  • One Minute Asthma, What You Need to Know. BY: Thomas F. Plaut.
  • American Academy of Allergy and Asthma www.aaaai.org BY:
  • Food Allergy Network-1-800-929-4040 BY:
  • American Lung Association-1-800-Lung-USA BY:
  • Allergy and Asthma Foundation-1125 15th Ave., N.W., Suite 502, Washington, D.C. 20005, 1-800-7-Asthma BY:
  • Lung Line, National Jewish Medical and Research Center 1-800-222-lung (5864) BY:


  • Alcoholism: An Elephant in the Living Room BY: Marion H.Typpo and Hill M. Hastings, Compcare Publishing. (Hands-on workbook designed to help readers 4-8 understand their own feelings about having an alcoholic parent.)
  • Dear Kids of Alcoholics BY: Lindsey Hall and Leigh Cohm Gurze Design and Books. (tells readers 8-17 about life with an alcoholic parent through the eyes of school-aged child.)
  • Different Like Me: A Book for Teens Who Worry about Their Parent’s Use of Alcohol/Drugs BY: Evelyn Leite and Pamela Espeland, Johnson Institute. (A book about life with a parent who abuses alcohol or drugs that answers common questions frankly and empowers readers with a reassuring message.)
  • Everything You Need to Know About An Alcoholic Parent BY: Nancy Shuker, Rosen Publishing Group. (A realistic look at what alcoholism is, it’s effect on the family and ways to find help and hope.)


  • Divorce: The Parents Book about Divorce. BY: Richard Gardner.
  • The Boys and Girls Book about Divorce. BY: Richard Gardner.


  • The Next Place. BY: Warren Hanson
  • I’ll Always Love You. BY: Hans Wilhelm
  • Tear Soup. BY: Pat Schweibert
  • Dog Heaven. BY: Cynthia Rylant
  • Pet Loss. BY: Herbert A. Nueburg, Ph.D & Arlene Fischer.