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Recommended Reading List for Parents

Recommended Reading List for Parenting Adolescents:



American Girls:  Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers. 

By Nancy Jo Sales.


The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children

By Wendy Mogel, Ph.D.


Brainstorm:  The Power & Purpose of the Teenage Brain

By Daniel Siegel, MD


Daring Greatly, How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. 

By Brene Brown, Ph.D, LMSW.


The Gifts of Imperfection, Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

By Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW


Girls & Sex, Navigating the New Landscape. 

By Peggy Orenstein.


The Golden Cage, the Enigma of Anorexia Nervosa By Hilde Bruch, MD.



By Angela Duckworth.


How to Raise an Adult:  Break Free of the Overparenting Trap & Prepare Your Kid for Success

By Julie Lythcott-Haims.


Media Moms & Digital Dads,  A Fact-not-fear Approach to Parenting in the Digital Age

By Yalda T. Uhls, PhD.


Mindest, the New Psychology of Success, How we Can Learn to Fulfill Our Potential

By Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.


Mindfulness for Beginners

By Jon Kabat-Zinn. 


Overloaded and Underprepared, Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids

By Denise Pope, Maureen Brown, and Sarah Miles.


Parenting from the Inside Out, How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive. 

By Daniel Siegel, MD and Mary Hartzell, M. Ed. 


Permission to Parent, How to Raise Your Child with Love and Limits

By Robin Berman, MD.


The Price of Priviledge.

By Madeline Levine, PhD.


Punished by Rewards, The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, As, Praise, and Other Bribes By Alfie Kohn.


Raising Financially Fit Kids

By Joline Godfrey.


Triumphs and Tragedies, A True Story of Wealth and Addiction, the Life Story of Karl B. McMillian, Jr. 

By Bill Hayes and Jennifer Thomas.


UnSelfie, Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About Me World

By Michele Borba, Ed. D.


Will Puberty Last my Whole Life? REAL answers to REAL questions from Preteens About Body Changes, Sex, and Other Growing-Up Stuff 

By Julie Metzger, RN, MN, and Robert Lehman, MD


s.e.x.  the all-you-need-to-know sexuality guide to get you through your teens and twenties

By Heather Corinna


The Teenage Brain:  A Neuroscientis’t Survival Guide to Raising an Adolescents & Young Adults

By Frances E. Jensen & Amy Ellis Nutt.



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