The following books are excellent resources for parents on a variety of aspects of your child's health. We think you will find them to be helpful.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has several great reference books; most are edited by Steven Shelov.
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child From Birth to 5 Years
Caring for Your School-age Child; Ages 5-12
Caring for Your Teenager
Guide to Your Child's Symptoms, Birth Through Adolescence
New Mothers Guild to Breastfeeding
Guide to Toilet Training
There are also books on certain subjects we would recommend:
Brazelton, T. Berry Touchpoints - Emotional and behavioral development of children from birth to three years, and coping with common problems as they arise.
Offit MD, Paul Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure A brillian insight into vaccines, vaccine safety and recent vaccine controversies.
Ferber, Richard Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems - The definitive guide to a good nigh's sleep for you and your child.
Discipline and Behavior
Attwood, Tony Asperger's Syndrome, A Guide for Parents and Professionals - A book for children/patients with Asperger's Syndrome.
Barkley, PhD, Russell A Taking Charge of ADHD, The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents
Bernstein, Jeffrey 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child - A common sense guide for transforming any child's defiant behaviors.
Chansky, Tamar Freeing Your Child From Anxiety - A practical guide for parents to begin addressing a child's fears and phobias.
Chess MD, Stella & Thomas MD, Alexander Know Your Child, An Authoritative Guide for Today's Parents - A resource that discusses goodness of fit model and temperament in families.
Edgette, PsyD, Janet Sasson Stop Negotiating With Your Teen,, Strategies for Parenting Your Angry, Manipulative Moody or Depressed Adolescent.
Faber, Adele Siblings Without Rivalry - How to help your children live together so you can live too.
Faber, Adele & Mazlish, Elaine How to Talk So Kids Will Listen &U Listen So Kids Will Talk - A guide for more effective communication with your child or teen.
Fraiberg, Selma The Magic Years - A book that reviews early childhood development.
Greene, Ross The Explosive Child - A new approach for understanding and parenting easily frustated chronically inflexiable children.
Levine, MD Mel The Challenging Child - Understanding, raising and enjoying the five "difficult" types of children.
MacKenzie Ed.D., Robert J Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child: Eliminating Conflict by Establishing Clear, Firm and Respectful Boundaries - A realistic guide for promoting better behavior with a strong willed child.
Phelan, Thomas 1-2-3 Magic - An excellent guide to discipline in toddlers and young children.
Shure, Myrna Raising a Thinking Child - About problem solving training
Rauch PK, Muriel, AC Raising an emotionally healthy child when a parent is sick
Harpham, WS When a parent has cancer; A Guide to caring for your children -
Madaras, Lynda My Body, My Self for Boys
American Girl Library The Care and Keeping of You - The Body Book For Girls
Dunham, Kelli The Boy's Body Book; Everything you need to know for growing up You