Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading for Parents

Recommended Reading for Parents

General Child Care:

  • Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5
  • Caring for Your School Age Child: Ages 5 to 12
  • Caring for Your Adolescent: Ages 12 to 21
  • The Baby Book, by William Sears, MD
  • Your Child Birth to Five, by Penelope Leach
  • Your Child’s Health, by Baron Schmitt, MD
  • What to Expect the First Year, by Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi E. Murkoff, Sandee Hathaway, BSN
  • Guide to Your Child’s Symptoms, by Donald Schiff, MD
  • Baby 411, by Ari Brown, MD


  • Infants and Mothers, by T. Berry Brazelton, MD
  • Toddlers and Parents, by T. Berry Brazelton, MD


  • The Breastfeeding Answer Book, by Jack Newman, MD
  • Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers, by Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC
  • The Nursing Mother’s Companion, by Kathleen Huggins, RNMS
  • Nursing Your Baby, by Karen Pryor


  • The Everything Baby’s First Food Book, by Janet Nathan Tarlov


  • Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, by Marc Weissbluth, MD
  • Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems, by Richard Ferber, MD
  • Goodnight, Sleep Tight, by Kim West
  • The No-cry Sleep Solution, by Elizabeth Pantley, William Sears

Discipline & Communication:

  • Positive Discipline, by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, by Faber and Mazlish
  • Parent Effectiveness Training, by Thomas Gordon
  • Without Spanking or Spoiling, by Elizabeth Crary
  • How to Parent, by Fitzhugh Dodson
  • How to Discipline with Love, by Fitzhugh Dodson
  • S.O.S. Help for Parents, by Lynn Clark, Ph.D.
  • S.O.S. Help for emotions, by Lynn Clark, Ph.D.
  • Your Child’s Self Esteem, by Dorothy Briggs


  • Teenage Body Book, by Kathy McCoy/Charles Wibbelsman, MD
  • Between Parent and Teenager, by Hyam Ginot
  • Positive Discipline for Teenagers, by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.


  • Guide to Buying for Babies, by Consumer Reports
  • The Magic Years, by Selma Fraiberg
  • The Mother’s Almanac, by Marguerite Kelly/Eliz Parosn
  • A Sigh of Relief, by Marin I. Green
  • The Read-Aloud Handbook, by Jim Trelease

Recommended Reading for Parents