Recommended Books

Sharing our favorite books...

Over the years we've come to rely on some of these books. The information is sound, the message a good one, and they are written in an easy to read style. We hope you enjoy them, find them helpful, and pass them along to your family and friends. You can order from this Barnes and Nobles link.

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Books that we recommend:

Caring For Your Baby And Young Child: Birth To Age 5. Steven P. Shelov, M.D., F.A.A.P. A fairly complete guide for raising your child. ISBN# 055338290X

Child Of Mine: Feeding With Love And Good Sense. Ellyn Satter. Expertly combines solid nutrition theory with practical advice for feeding infants and toddlers. ISBN# 0923521518

How To Get Your Child To Eat... But Not Too Much. Ellyn Satter. Answers questions about feeding children from birth until adolescence. ISBN#0915950839

How To Talk To Kids So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk. A. Faber/E. Maglish. Good communication is important for all ages. ISBN#0380811960

Infants and Mothers. Dr. T. Berry Brazelton. Comparing the average, the active, and the quiet baby. ISBN# 0440506859

Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems. Richard Ferber. This book delivers safe, sound ideas for helping your child fall, and stay, asleep. ISBN#0671620991

The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer.Harvey Karp. ISBN# 0553381466

The Magic Years. Selma Fraiberg. A wonderful description of the early childhood years. ISBN#0684825503

What To Do When There's Nothing To Do. E.M. Gregg. A handbook of 600 inexpensive play ideas for young children. ISBN#0440094666

What To Expect In The First Years Of Life. A. Eisenberg. The basic nuts and bolts of the first year. ISBN#0761129588

Why Is My Baby Crying: The Seven Minute Program For Soothing A Fussy Baby. Bruce Taubman, M.D. A simple premise that crying is your baby's way of reaching out to you and that colic is a communication problem and not a physiological one. ISBN# 1929109008

How to Behave So Your Children Will, Too. Sal Severe, PhD. Instead of focusing on what children do wrong, this book teaches you what you can do right, by emphasizing the positive, by being consistent, and by being more patient, recognizing that children often operate on a different time schedule. ISBN# 9780141001937

How to Behave So Your Preschoolers Will, Too. Sal Severe, PhD. Dr. Severe's philosophy that children's behavior often reflects that of their parents, this book teaches readers how to better handle a host of issues, from fussing at bedtime and temper tantrums to toilet training and sibling rivalry. ISBN# 9780142004586

1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 Thomas W. Phelan. This revised edition of the award-winning 1-2-3 Magic program addresses the difficult task of child discipline with humor, keen insight, and proven experience. The technique offers a foolproof method of disciplining children ages two through 12 without arguing, yelling, or spanking. ISBN#13: 9781889140438

The Happiest Toddler on the Block Harvey Karp, Paula Spencer. Toddlers can drive you bonkers…so adorable and fun one minute…so stubborn and demanding the next! Yet, as unbelievable as it sounds, there is a way to turn the daily stream of “nos” and “don’ts” into “yeses” and hugs…if you know how to speak your toddler’s language. In one of the most useful advances in parenting techniques of the past twenty-five years, Dr. Karp reveals that toddlers, with their immature brains and stormy outbursts, should be thought of not as pint-size people but as pintsize…cavemen. ISBN#: 9780553802566

The Explosive Child Ross W. Greene. By teaching parents how to communicate with an inflexible son or daughter who feels there is no way out other than to throw a fit, The Explosive Child miraculously helps families unlearn the habits that lead to incendiary behavior. The book equips parents with the necessary skills to defuse and even prevent the intense situations that all-too-frequently arise with a volatile child. ISBN#: 9780061906190

Raising Your Spirited Child Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. The spirited child—often called "difficult" or "strong-willed"—possesses traits we value in adults yet find challenging in children. Research shows that spirited kids are wired to be "more"—by temperament, they are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and uncomfortable with change than the average child. ISBN#: 9780060739669

The Nursing Mother's Companion, 6th Edition Kathleen Huggins. Breastfeeding is natural, but it is not entirely instinctive for either mothers or babies. The 25th anniversary edition of this classic handbook is now more comprehensive than ever, with "Survival Guides" for problem solving, a new chapter just about breast pumps and pumping, new growth charts specifically for breastfed babies, and an up-to-date appendix on the safety of various drugs during breastfeeding. From preparations during pregnancy through weaning, The Nursing Mother's Companion will tell you everything you need to know about nursing your baby. ISBN#: 9781558327207

Surviving Your Adolescents Thomas W. Phelan, PH. D. Phelan. A step-by-step approach to handling teenagers, this guide helps parents end the hassles and improve their parent-teenager relationship. Parents learn how to communicate with teenagers, how to manage teenage risk-taking, how to "let go" in certain situations, and when to seek professional attention. Concise and encouraging, this resource walks parents through the ups-and-downs of parenting teenagers as their kids push towards independence. ISBN#: 9781889140087

The No-Cry Sleep Solution Elizabeth Pantley. This offering from parent educator Elizabeth Pantley is literally overflowing with ideas that will help readers get to the bottom of their little one's sleep problem and then correct it. ISBN#: 9780071381390