Parenting Skills

(Most recommended, from conception to five.)

Brott, Arinnin and Jennifer Ash (1995) The Expectant Father: Facts, tips, and advice for Dads-to-Be. New York: Abbeville Press

Clark, Jean and Connie Dawson (1989) Growing up Again: Parenting ourselves, parenting our children. Center City, MN: Hazelden 

  • (1998) Growing Up Again: Parenting ourselves, Parenting our children. 2nd ed. Center City, MN: Hazelden  *****

Canter, Lee with Marlene Canter (1985) Assertive Discipline for Parents, revised ed. New York: Harper & Row

Cappello, Cominic (2000) Ten Talks Parents Must Have with Their Children About Violence. New York: Hyperion

Covey, Sean (1998) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. New York: Simon & Schuster

Delisle, Deb and Jim Delisle (1996) Growing Good Kids: 28 activities to enhance self-awareness, compassion, and leadership. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing

Dinkmeyer, Don & Gary McKay (1983) The STEP approach to parenting your teen, the Parent’s Guide. Circle Pines, MN: American Guidance Service

Eastman, Meg (1994) Taming the Dragon in Your Child: Solutions for breaking the cycle of family anger. New York: John Wiley & Sons

Elium, Don & Jeanne Elium (1992) Raising a Son: Parents and the making of a healthy man. Hillsboro, OR: Beyond Words Publishing

Faber, Adele and Elaine Mazlish (1980) How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk. New York: Avon Books

  • (1987) Siblings Without Rivalry: How to help your children live3 together so you can live too. New York: Avon Books   *****

Field, Mary B. & Hennie Shore (1994) My Life Turned Upside Down, But I Turned It Rightside Up.  King of Prussia, PA: The Center for Applied Psychology

Fogarty, James (2003) Over-Indulged Children: A Parent’s Guide to Mentoring, revised edition. Durham, NC: Liberty Publishing Group  *****

Gordon, Thomas (1975) P.E.T. Parent Effectiveness Training. New York: penguin

Gordon, Thomas (2000) P.E.T. Parent Effectiveness Training, revised . New York: Three Rivers Press  *****

  • (1976) P.E.T in Action, New York: Bantam Books

Gurian, Michael (1996) The Wonder of Boys. Thatcher / Putnam

Hewlett, Sylvia A. (1991) When the Bough Breaks: The cost of neglecting our children. New York: HarperCollins

James, Muriel (1975) Transactional Analysis for Moms and Dads. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing

James, Muriel and Dorothy Jongeward (1975) Born to Win. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing

Levine, Suzanne B. (2000) Father Courage: What happens when men put family first. New York: Harcourt, Inc.

Johnson, Matthew (2009) Positive Parenting with a Plan Peoria AZ: Intermedia Publishing Group  *****

Medina, John (2014) Brain Rules for Baby: How to raise a smart and happy child from zero to five. Seattle, WA: Pear Press    *****

Miller, Alice (1984) Thou Shalt Not be Aware: Societies betrayal of the children. New York: Farrer, Straus & Giroux

  • (1990) For Your Own Good: Hidden cruelty in child-rearing and the roots of violence. New York: The Noonday Press
  • (2006) The Body Never Lies: the lingering effects of hurtful parenting. New York: W. W. Norton & Co

Mischel, Walter (2014) The Marshmallow Test: Why self-control is the engine of success. New York: Little, brown and Company *****

Montagu, Ashley (1986) Touching: The human significance of the skin.  3rd ed. New York: Harper    *****

Nelsen, Jane (1987) Positive Discipline. New York: Ballentine Books

Piaget, Jean and Barbel Inhelder (1969) The Psychology of the Child. New York: Basic Books

Popkin, Michael (1973) Active Parenting Today, for parents of 2 to 12 years old, Parent’s Guide. Atlanta GA: Active Parenting Publishers

  • 1990) Active Parenting of Teens, Parent’s guide. Atlanta GA: Active Parenting, Inc.

Powel, Bert, Glen Cooper, Kent Hoffman, and Bob Marvin (2014) The Circle of Security Intervention: enhancing attachment in early parent-child relationships. New York: The Guilford Press  *****

Rich, Dorothy, (1988) Mega Skills: How families can help children succeed in school and beyond.Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company

Rosemond, John (1989) Six-Point Plan, for raising happy, healthy children. Kansas City: MO: Andrew and McMeel

Runkel, Hal E. (2007) Scream free Parenting: The revolutionary approach to raising your kids by keeping your cool. New York: Harmony

Schaefer, Dick (1987) Choices & Consequences: What to do when a teenager uses alcohol/drugs. Minneapolis, MI: Johnson Institute Books

Siegel, Daniel and Mary Hartzell (2003) Parenting from the Inside Out: How a deeper self-understanding can help you raise children who thrive. New York: Jeremy Tarcher

Slaby, Andrew & Lili Garfinkel (1994) No One Saw My Pain: Why teens kill themselves. New York: Norton and Company

Turecki, Stanley with Leslie Tooner (1989) The Difficult Child, revised ed. New York: Bantam Books

Tyre, Peg (2008) The Trouble with Boys: A surprising report card on our sons, their problems at school, and what parents and educators must do. New York: Three Rivers Press

York, Phyllis, David York and Ted Wachtel (1982) Tough Love. New York: Doubleday and Company


Leving, Jeffery (1997) Fathers’ Rights, Hard-hitting and fair advice for every father involved in a custody dispute. New York: Basic Books

Gross, James (attorney at law) (2006) Fathers’ Rights, 2nd ed. Naperville, IL: Sphinx Publishing

Ross, Julie and Judy Corcoran (2011) Joint Custody with a Jerk, raising a child with an uncooperative ex. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin

Stanley, Jacqueline (attorney at law) (2005) Unmarried Parents’ Rights (and Responsibilities), 3rd ed. Naperville IL: Sphinx Publishing

Thayer, Elizabeth and Jeffrey Zimmerman (2001) The Co-Parenting Survival Guide: letting go of conflict after a difficult divorce. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications