These are the books we have recommended over and over again. They are tried and true. If you stick with them with whole hearted conviction, it will go a long way in helping you learn skills that will last you (and your children) a lifetime.

Essential Reading


Loving Your Child Is Not Enough: Positive Discipline That Works
By Nancy Samalin, Martha Moraghan Jablow





When Someone Dies
By Sharon Greenlee

General Parenting

Are We Having Fun Yet?: The 16 Secrets of Happy Parenting
By Kay Willis, Maryann Bucknum Brinley

Raising Boys

Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys
By Dan Kindlon, Michael Thompson
Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children
By Michael Thompson, Cathe O'Neill-Grace, Lawrence J. Cohen, Catherine O'Neill Grace

Raising Girls