Recommended Reading for Parents

General Child Care:

Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5

Caring for Your School Age Child: Ages 5 to 12

Caring for Your Adolescent: Ages 12 to 21

The Baby Book, by William Sears, MD

Your Child Birth to Five, by Penelope Leach

Your Child’s Health, by Baron Schmitt, MD

What to Expect the First Year, by Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi E. Murkoff, Sandee Hathaway, BSN

Guide to Your Child’s Symptoms, by Donald Schiff, MD

Baby 411, by Ari Brown, MD



Infants and Mothers, by T. Berry Brazelton, MD

Toddlers and Parents, by T. Berry Brazelton, MD



The Breastfeeding Answer Book, by Jack Newman, MD

Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers, by Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC

The Nursing Mother’s Companion, by Kathleen Huggins, RNMS

Nursing Your Baby, by Karen Pryor



The Everything Baby’s First Food Book, by Janet Nathan Tarlov



Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, by Marc Weissbluth, MD

Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems, by Richard Ferber, MD

Goodnight, Sleep Tight, by Kim West

The No-cry Sleep Solution, by Elizabeth Pantley, William Sears




Discipline & Communication:

Positive Discipline, by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, by Faber and Mazlish

Parent Effectiveness Training, by Thomas Gordon

Without Spanking or Spoiling, by Elizabeth Crary

How to Parent, by Fitzhugh Dodson

How to Discipline with Love, by Fitzhugh Dodson

S.O.S. Help for Parents, by Lynn Clark, Ph.D.

S.O.S. Help for emotions, by Lynn Clark, Ph.D.

Your Child’s Self Esteem, by Dorothy Briggs



Teenage Body Book, by Kathy McCoy/Charles Wibbelsman, MD

Between Parent and Teenager, by Hyam Ginot

Positive Discipline for Teenagers, by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.



Guide to Buying for Babies, by Consumer Reports

The Magic Years, by Selma Fraiberg

The Mother’s Almanac, by Marguerite Kelly/Eliz Parosn

A Sigh of Relief, by Marin I. Green

The Read-Aloud Handbook, by Jim Trelease


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