Recommended Resources

General Parenting

Dreikurs, Rudolph, and V. Stolz. Children: The Challenge. New York: Hawthorn Books, 1964.

Greenspan, Stanley I. The Secure Child: Helping Our Children Feel Safe and Confident in an Insecure World. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Perseus Publishing, 2002.

Ginott, Haim G. ed. Alice Ginott & Dr. H. Wallace Goddard. Between Parent and Child. Three Rivers Press, New York, NY., 2003 (Revised edition).

Tsabary, Shefali. The Conscious Parent. Vancouver, British Columbia: Namaste Publishing, 2010.

Borba, Michele. The Big Book of Parenting Solutions: 101 Answers to Your Everyday Challenges and Wildest Worries. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2009.

Faber, Adele and Elaine Mazlish. How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk. New York: Scribner, 2012 (Updated edition).

Infancy & Preschool

Fraiberg, Selma H. The Magic Years. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1959.

Greenspan, Stanley I., with N. B. Lewis. Building Healthy Minds. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Da Capo Press, 1999.

Greenspan, Stanley I., and Greenspan, N. T. First Feelings. New York: Penguin Books, 1985.

Mahler, M. S., Pine, E., and Bergman, A. The Psychological Birth of the Human Infant. New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1975.

Middle Childhood

Greenspan, Stanley I., with J. Salmon. Playground Politics. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Da Capo Press, 1994.

Sarnoff, Charles A. Psychotherapeutic Strategies in the Latency Years. Northvale, New Jersey: Jason Aronson, Inc., 1987. (For Clinicians)


Canfield, Jack and Kent Healy. The Success Principles for Teens: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications Inc., 2008.

Covey, Sean. The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens. New York: Touchstone, 2006.

Faber, Adele and Elaine Mazlish. How To Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk. New York: Scribner, 2010 (Updated edition).

Riera, Michael. Staying Connected to Your Teenager: How to Keep Them Talking to You and How to Hear What They're Really Saying. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Da Capo Press, 2007.

ADD/ADHD, Autism & Oppositional Defiant

Barkley, Russell A. Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents. New York: Guilford Press, 2013 (Third edition).

Barkley, Russell A., and C. M. Benton. Your Defiant Child: Eight Steps to Better Behavior. New York: Guilford Press, 2013 (Second edition).

Barkley, Russell A. Executive Functions: What They Are, How They Work, and Why They Evolved. New York: Guilford Press, 2012.

Greene, Ross W. The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2014 (5th Revised & updated edition).

Greenspan, Stanley I. and Serena Wieder, PhD. Engaging Autism: Helping Children Relate, Communicate and Think with the DIR Floortime Approach. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Da Capo Press, 2006.

Greenspan, Stanley I., with Jacqueline Salmon. The Challenging Child: Understanding, Raising and Enjoying the Five "Difficult" Types of Children. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Da Capo Press, 1995.

Hallowell, Edward J., and Ratey, John J. Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood to Adulthood. New York: Anchor Books, 2011 (Revised edition).

Kurcinka, Mary Sheedy. Raising Your Spirited Child. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2009 (Revised edition).

Discipline & Behavior

Kurcinka, Mary Sheedy. Kids, Parents and Power Struggles: Winning for a Lifetime. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2001.

Nelsen, Jane. Positive Discipline. New York: Ballantine Books, 2006 (Revised edition).

Emotional & Social Development

Goleman, Daniel. Emotional Intelligence. New York: Bantam Books, 1995.


Tough, Paul. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the HIdden Power of Character. New York: Houghton, Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2012.

Moral Development

Borba, Michele. Building Moral Intelligence: The Seven Essential Virtues that Teach Kids to Do the Right Thing. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2002.

Exericse, Health & Activities

Ratey, John J. with Eric Hagerman. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2008.

Sleep Issues

Ferber, Richard. Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems: New, Revised and Expanded Edition.. New York: Touchstone, 2006.

Weissbluth, Marc. Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child: A Step-by-Step Program for a Good Night's Sleep. New York: Ballantine Books, 2009 (Revised edition).


Faber, Adele and Elaine Mazlish. Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together so You Can Live Too. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2012.


Carey, William B. with Martha M. Jablow. Understanding Your Child's Temperament. New York: Macmillan, Inc., 2005 (Revised edition).

Neville, Helen and Diane Clark Johnson. Temperament Tools: Working with Your Child's Inborn Traits. Seattle, WA: Parenting Press, 1998.