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The following books are excellent resources for parents on a variety of aspects of your child's health. We think you will find them to be helpful. Please realize that this is a very short list, and that we will be adding to it as time goes on. We appreciate your comments on books included in the list as well as those we might include in the list!

The American Academy of Pediatrics has several great reference books; most are edited by Steven Shelov.

Caring for Your Baby and Young Child From Birth to 5 Years

Caring for Your School-age Child: Ages 5 to 12

Caring for Your Teenager

Guide to Your Child's Symptoms, Birth Through Adolescence

New Mothers Guide to Breastfeeding

Guide to Toilet Training


Brazelton, T. Berry
Touchpoints -- Emotional and behavioral development of children from birth to three years, and coping with common problems as they arise.


Offit MD, Paul
Autism's False Prophets : Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure -- A brilliant insight into vaccines, vaccine safety, and recent vaccine controversies.

Sleep Issues

Ferber, Richard
Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems -- The definitive guide to a good night's sleep for you and your child.

Discipline and Behavior

Attwood, Tony
Asperger's Syndrome, A Guide for Parents and Professionals -- A book for children/patients with Asperger's Syndrome.

Barkley PhD., Russell A.
Taking Charge of ADHD, The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents -- Taking Charge of ADHD, The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents.

Bernstein, Jeffrey
10 Days to a Less Defiant Child -- A common sense guide for transforming any child's defiant behaviors.

Chansky, Tamar
Freeing Your Child From Anxiety -- A practical guide for parents to begin addressing a child's fears and phobias.

Chess MD, Stella and Thomas MD, Alexander
Know Your Child, An Authoritative Guide for Today's Parents -- A resource that discusses goodness of fit model and temperament in families.

Edgette PsyD, Janet Sasson
Stop Negotiating With Your Teen, Strategies for Parenting Your Angry, Manipulative, Moody or Depressed Adolescent

Faber, Adele
Siblings Without Rivalry -- How to help your children live together so you can live too.

Faber, Adele and
Mazlish, Elaine
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk -- A guide for more effective communication with your child or teen.

Fraiberg, Selma
The Magic Years -- A book that reviews early childhood development.

Greene, Ross
The Explosive Child -- A new approach for understanding and parenting easily frustrated, chronically inflexible children.

Greenspan, Stanley
The Challenging Child -- Understanding, raising and enjoying the five "difficult" types of children.

Levine MD, Mel
All Kinds of Minds -- AA resource that discusses attention and learning in children.

MacKenzie Ed.D., Robert J.
Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child: Eliminating Conflict by Establishing Clear, Firm, and Respectful Boundaries -- A realistic guide for promoting better behavior with a strong-willed child.

Phelan, Thomas
1-2-3 Magic -- An excellent guide to discipline in toddlers and young children.

Shure, Myrna
Raising a Thinking Child -- About problem solving training.

Parental Illness

Rauch PK, Muriel AC
Raising an emotionally healthy child when a parent is sick - Rauch PK, Muriel AC; New York, NY : McGraw-Hill ; 2006.

Harpham WS
When a parent has cancer: A Guide to caring for your children - Harpham WS ; New York, NY : Harper-Collins Publishers ; 1997. Adapted from: Cynthia Moore, PHD and Vaughn Mankey, MD "When a Patient's Parent has CANCER - The Pediatrician's Role." Contemporary Pediatrics. 2010; 27: 48 - 64.


Madaras, Lynda
My Body, My Self for Boys

American Girl Library
The Care and Keeping of You -- The Body Book For Girls

Dunham, Kelli
The Boy's Body Book: Everything you need to know for growing up YOU

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