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General Parenting Information







Reading List:  General Parenting

Books for Parents

Faber, A. & Mazlish, E. (2012).  How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk. Scribner Press.

Feiler, B. (2013). The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More. William Morrow.

Hemmen, L. (2012). Parenting a Teen Girl: A Crash Course on Conflict, Communication, and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter. New Harbinger Publications.

James, S. & Thomas, D. (2009). Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys.  Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Kenney, L. & Young, W. (2015). Bloom: 50 things to Say, Think, and Do With Angry, Anxious, and Over-the Top Kids. Unhooked Books.

Markham, L. (2012). Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting. Pedrigee Trade.

Nelsen,J.(2006). Positive Discipline.  Ballantine Books.

Runkel, H. (2008). Screamfree Parenting. The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool. Three Rivers Press.

Sells, S.(2002). Parenting Your Out-of-Control Teenager: 7 Steps to Reestablish Authority and Reclaim Love. St. Martin's Griffin.

Siegel, D. & Hartzell, M. (2004). Parenting From the iNside Out. Tarcher.

Stiffelman, S. (2012). Parenting without Power Struggles: Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm and Connected. Atria Book.

Books for Children

Cook, J. (2011). I just Don't Like The Sound of No! My Story about Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way! Boys Town Press.

Cook, J. (2012). Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share! Boys Town Press.

Cook, J. (2012). Sorry, I forgot to Ask!: My Story about Asking Permission and Making and Apology. Boys Town Press.

Crist, J. (2004). What to do When You're Scared and Worried: A Guide for Kids.  Free Spirit Publishing.

Javernick, E. (2010). What if Everybody Did That? Two Lions.

Moser, A. (1996). Don't Pop Your Cork on Mondays! Landmark Editions.

Moser, A. (1996). Don't Feed the Monster on Tuesdays! Landmark Editions.

Moser, A. (1996). Don't Rant and Rave on Wednesdays! Landmark Editions.

Moser, A. (1996). Don't Despair on Thursdays! Landmark Editions.

Moser, A. (1996). Don't Tell a Whopper on Fridays! The Children's Truth Control Book. Landmark Editions.

Moser, A. (2000). Don't Fall Apart on Saturdays! The Children's Divorce-Survival Book.  Landmark Editions.

Moser, A. (1996). Don't Be a Menace on Sundays! the Children's Anti-Violence Book.  Landmark Editions.

Sornson, B. (2013).  Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy. Love and Logic Press.

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Reading List:  Divorce

Books for Parents

Beyer, R. & Winchester, K. (2001).  Juggling Act:  Handling Divorce Without Dropping  the Ball; A Survival Guide for Parents and Kids. Free Spirit Publishing.

Daughtry, T. (2011). Co-Parenting Works! helping Your Children Thrive After Divorce. Zondervan.

Emery, R. (2006). The Truth about Children and Divorce; Dealing with the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive. Plume.

Ford-Blackstone, J. & Jupe, S. (2004). Ex-Etiquette for Parents: Good Behavior after a Divorce or Separation.  Chicago Review Press.

Gaies, J.S., & Morris, J.M., Jr. (2014). Mindful Co-Parenting: A Child-Friendly Path Through Divorce. CreateSpace Independent Publishing.

Garber, B. (2008).  Keeping Kids Out of the Middle: Child-Centered Parenting in the Midst of Conflict, Separation, and Divorce. Health Communications, Inc.

Hannibal, M.E. (2006).  Good Parenting Through Your Divorce: The Essential Guidebook to Helping your Children Adjust and Thrive. Da Capo Press.

Hetherington, E.M.& kelly, J. (2003).  For better or For Worse: Divorce Reconsidered. W.W. Norton & Company.

Jones-Soderman, J., Quattrocchi, A. & Steinberg, S. (2006). How to Talk to Your Children about Divorce.  Family Mediation Center Publishing Company.

Lieberman,A. (1995). The Emotional Life of the Toddler. Free Press.

Lippman J. & Greenwall Lewis, P. (2008). Divorcing with Children: Expert Answers to Tough Questions from Parents and Children. Praeger.

Long,N. & Forehand, R. (2002). Making Divorce Easier on Your Child: 50 Effective Ways to Help Children Adjust. McGraw-Hill.

McGhee,C. (2010). Parenting Apart: How Separated and Divorced Parents Can Raise Happy and Secure Kids. Berkley Trade.

McHale,J. (2007). Charting the Bumpy Road of Coparenthood: Understanding The Challenges of Family Life.  Zero to Three.

Moran,J., Sullivan, T. & Sullivan, M. (2014).  Overcoming the Co-Parenting Trap: Essential Parenting Skills When a Child Resists a Parent, Overcoming Barriers, Inc.

Neuman,G.& Romanowski, P. (1999).  Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way.  Random House.

Pedro-Carroll,J.(2010). Putting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce.  Avery Treade.

Philyaw, D & Thomas, M. (2013). Co-Parenting 101: Helping Your Kids Thrive in Two Households after Divorce.  New Harbinger Publications.

Rios, S. (2009). The 7 Fatal Mistakes Divorced and Separated Parents Make: Strategies for Raising Healthy Children of Divorce and Conflict. Life Threads Books.

Ross, J. & Concoran,J.(2011). Joint Custody with a Jerk: Raising a Child with an Uncooperative Ex. St. Martin's Griffin.

Schneider, M. & Zuckerberg,J. (1996). Difficult Questions Kids Ask and Are Afraid to Ask About Divorce. Touchstone.

Thayer, E. & Zimmerman,J.(2001). The Co-Parenting Survival Guide:  Letting Go of Conflict after a Divorce. New Harbinger Publications.

Thomas, S.(2004). Parents Are Forever:  A Step By Step Guide to Becoming Successful Coparents after Divorce. Springboard Publications.

Wallerstein, J. (2004). What About the Kids?: Raising Your Children Before, During and After Divorce. Heperion.

Warshak, R. (2010). Divorce Poison: How To Protect Your Family From Bad-Mouthing and Brainwashing.  William Morrow Paperbacks.

Wolf, A. E. (1998). Why Did You Have to Get a Divorce? And Why Can't I Get a Hamster? A Guide to Parenting Through Divorce.  Farrar Straus & Giroux.

Books For Children

Bauer, R. (2015). Percy's Imperfectly Perfect Family, Archway Publishing.

Brown, M. & Brown, l.K. (1988). Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families.  Little, Brown Books for young Readers.

Cassella-Kapusinski, L. (2006). Now What Do I Do? A Guide to Help Teenagers with Their Parent's Separation or Divorce.  ACTA Publications.

Ford, M. (2006). The Way They Were: Dealing with Your Parent's Divorce After a Lifetime of Marriage.  Three rivers Press.

Holyoke,N.(2009).  A Smart Girl's Guide to Her Parent's Divorce: How to Land on Your Feet When Your World Turns Upside Dopwn

American Girl.

LaMotte, E. (2008). Overcoming Your Parent's Divorce: 5 Steps to a Happy Relationship. New Horizon Press.

Lansky, V. (1997). It's Not Your Fault, Koko Bear: A Read-Together Book for Parents and Young Children during Divorce.  Book Peddlers.

Levins, S.(2006). Was it the Chocolate Pudding? A Story for  Little Kids about Divorce.  American Psychology Association.

Masurel, C. (2003). Two Homes. Candlewick.

MacGregor, C. (2001). The Divorce Help Book For Kids. Impact Publishers.

MacGregor, C. (2004). The Divorce Help Book for Teens. Impact Publishing.

Moore-Mallinos, J. (2005). When My Parents Forgot How to be Friends (Let's Talk About It!). Barron's Educational Series.

Sindell, M. (2007). The Bright Side: Surviving Your Parent's Divorce.  HCI Press.

Smith, S. Smith, L. & Smith, A. (2012). Divorce Survival Guide for Kids: Tips to Survive Your Parent's Divorce: For Kids, Written by Kids. Crate Space Independent Publishing Platform.

Stern, Z. & Stern, E. (2008). Divorce is Not the End of the World: Zoe's and Evan's Coping Guide for Kids. Tricycle Press.

Blended Families:  Books for Children/Teens

Block, J. Bartell, S. & Frantz, J. (2001).  Stepliving for Teens: Getting Along with Stepparents, Parents and Siblings. Price, Stern, Sloan.

Butcher, T. (2011).  My Bonus Mom: Taking the Step Out of Stepmom. Little Five Star.

Chambers, P. (2008). My Mommy's Getting Married. Infinity Publishing Company.

Cohn, L. & Glasser, D. (2008). The Step-Tween Survival Guide: How to Deal with Life in a Stepfamily.  Free Spirit Publishing.

Crist, j. & Verdick, E. (2010). Siblings: You're Stuck with Each Other, So Stick Together.  Free Spirit Publishing.

Hugo, L. (2005). Jessica's Two Families: Helping Children Learn to Cope with Blended Households.  New Horizon Press.

Lewis, S. (2009). Do You Sing Twinkle? A Story About Remarriage and New Family. Magination Press.

Lipscomb Deppe, W. (2010). Diary of a Stepkid: A Guided Journal for Tweens and Teens. Create Space Independent Platform.

McCann, M. (2001). Chelsea's Tree: A Story for Step Children and Stepkids. Inspiration Publications.