Parent Library

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:

Development

Brazelton, T. Berry    Touchpoints - Emotional and behavioral development of children from birth to three years, and coping with common problems as they arise.

Vaccines:

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.

Sleep Issues:

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

PARENTAL ILLNESS

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 -

PUBERTY

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