Recommended Readings for Parents

Compiled by Robin Luband, Psy.D.


Barish, Kenneth, Ph.D.  Pride & Joy. A Guide to Understanding Your Child's Emotions and Solving Family Problems. (2012).


DeGangi, Georgia, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA, and Kendall, Anne, Ph.D., MAT. Effective Parenting for the Hard-To-Manage Child. (2008)


Faber, Adele and Mazlish, Elaine. Siblings Without Rivalry. (1987)


Faber, Adele. and Mazlish, Elaine. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk. (1980)


Fraiberg, Selma H. The Magic Years.  (1959),


Fraker, Cheryl, CCC-SLP, CLC, Fishbein, Mark, MD, Cox Sibyl, RD, LD, CLC, and Walbert, CCC-SLP, CLC.  Food Chaining. The Proven 6-Step Plan to Stop Picky Eating, Solve Feeding Problems, and Expand Your Child's Diet. (2007)


Glasser, Howard, MA and Easley, Jennifer, MA. Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach (1998)


Gottman, John. Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child. (1997)


Greene, Ross W.  The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, “Chronically Inflexible” Children. (2001)


James, John W., and Friedman, Russel.   When Children Grieve. (2001)


Kranowitz, Carol Stock, M.A.  The Out-of-Sync Child. (1998)


Kurcinka, Mary Sheedy. Raising Your Spirited Child (1991)


Levine, Madeline. The Price of Privilege:  How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids. (2008)


Mogul, Wendy.  The Blessing of a Skinned Knee. (2001)


Phelan, Thomas W., 1-2-3 Magic:  Effective Discipline for Children 2-12. (2003)


Thompson, Michael. Ph.D., and Barker, Teresa H. It's A Boy! Understanding Your Son's Development From Birth to Age 18. (2008)


Thompson, Michael, PhD., Lawrence J. Cohen, and Catherine O'Neill Grace  Best Friends, Worst Enemies.  Understanding the Social Lives of Children. (2001).


Thompson, Michael, PhD. and Kindlon, Dan, Ph.D., Raising Cain:  Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys. (2000)


Sachs, Brad E., Ph.D.  The Good Enough Child: How to Have an Imperfect Family and be Perfectly Satisfied.  (2001).


Sax, Leonard, M.D., Ph.D.  Why Gender Matters. (2005)


Simmons, Rachel. Odd Girl Out:  The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls. (2003)


Wolf, Anthony E., Ph.D.  “Why Did You Have to Get a Divorce?  And When Can I Get a Hampster?”  (1998)


Yack, Ellen, B.S., M.Ed., O.T., Aquilla, B.S., O.T., and Sutton, Shirley, B.S., O.T. Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration (2002)