Parenting Resources

PTICC Parenting Resources

Countless books have been penned on parenting—the choices can be overwhelming! Here is a collection of books promoting kind and firm parenting written by respected and credentialed child development, psychology, medical and parenting experts to help you navigate the ever-changing path of parenting. Happy reading!

 

TOP PICKS!

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

Positive Discipline Parenting Tools: The 49 Most Effective Methods to Stop Power Struggles, Build Communication, and Raise Empowered, Capable Kids by Jane Nelsen Ed.D. & Mary Nelsen Tamborski

Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell

The Baby Book, Revised Edition: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two by Dr. William Sears & Martha Sears

  

ATTACHMENT

The Attachment Parenting Book: A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby by Dr. William Sears & Martha Sears

The Newbie’s Guide to Positive Parenting: Second Edition by Rebecca Eanes

Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide by Rebecca Eanes

Positive Parenting in Action: The How-To Guide for Putting Positive Parenting Principles into Action in Early Childhood by Laura Ling & Rebecca Eanes

 

BLENDED FAMILIES

Active Parenting for Stepfamilies by Michael H. Popkin, Ph.D. & Elizabeth Einstein

  

BOUNDARIES

Boundaries with Kids: When to Say Yes, When to Say No, to Help Your Children Gain Control of Their Lives by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend

Boundaries with Teens: When to Say Yes & How to Say No by Dr. John Townsend

  

BREASTFEEDING

Nursing Your Baby, Fourth Edition by Karen Pryor and Gale Pryor

Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding by Dr. Jack Newman & Teresa Pitman

The Breastfeeding Book: Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Your Child from Birth Through Weaning by Dr. William Sears

  

BROTHERS & SISTERS

Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life by Dr. Laura Markham

Understanding Sibling Rivalry—The Brazelton Way by Dr. T. Berry Brazelton & Josh Sparrow

 

COMMUNICATION

How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life With Children Ages 2-7 by Joanna Faber & Julie King (Available January 10, 2017)

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

What Kids Really Want to Ask: Using Movies to Start Meaningful Conversations by Rhonda A Richardson & A. Margaret Pevec

 

CRYING

The Fussy Baby Book: Parenting Your High Need Child from Birth to Age Five by Dr. William Sears & Martha Sears

 

DISCIPLINE

Discipline—The Brazelton Way by Dr. T. Berry Brazelton & Josh Sparrow

Positive Discipline Parenting Tools: The 49 Most Effective Methods to Stop Power Struggles, Build Communication, and Raise Empowered, Capable Kids by Jane Nelsen Ed.D. & Mary Nelsen Tamborski

Positive Discipline A-Z: 1001 Solutions to Everyday Parenting Problems by Jane Nelsen Ed.D., Lynn Lott & H. Stephen Glenn

Positive Discipline: The First Three Years, Revised and Updated Edition: From Infant to Toddler—Laying the Foundation for Raising a Capable, Confident Child by Jane Nelsen Ed.D. and Cheryl Erwin

Positive Discipline for Preschoolers: For Their Early Years–Raising Children Who Are Responsible, Respectful, and Resourceful by Jane Nelsen Ed. D, Cheryl Erwin & Roslyn Ann Duffy

Positive Time Out: And Over 50 Ways to Avoid Power struggles in the Home and in the Classroom by Jane Nelsen Ed. D.

Positive Discipline for Teenagers, Revised 3rd Edition: Empowering Your Teens and Yourself Through Kind and Firm Parenting by Jane Nelsen Ed.D. & Lynn Lott

Positive Discipline for Single Parenting: Nurturing Cooperation, Respect and Joy in Your Single-Parent Family by Jane Nelsen Ed.D. & Cheryl Erwin

Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles: Winning for a Lifetime by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

No-Drama Discipline: The Whole Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Dr. Daniel Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson

Hands Are Not for Hitting (Children’s Book) by Martine Agassi Ph.D. & Marieka Heinlen

Teeth Are Not for Biting (Children’s Book) by Elizabeth Verdick & Marieka Heinlen

Feet Are Not for Kicking (Children’s Book) by Elizabeth Verdick & Marieka Heinlen

Voices Are Not for Yelling (Best Behavior) by Elizabeth Verdick & Marieka Heinlen

 

EMOTIONAL & PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Infants and Mothers—Differences in Development by Dr. T. Berry Brazelton

Touchpoints—Birth to Three by Dr. T. Berry Brazelton & Joshua D. Sparrow

Touchpoints—3-6 by Dr. T. Berry Brazelton & Joshua D. Sparrow

The Irreducible Needs Of Children: What Every Child Must Have To Grow, Learn, And Flourish by Dr. T. Berry Brazelton & Stanley I. Greenspan

Parenting from the Inside Out 10th Anniversary Edition: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive by Dr. Daniel Siegel & Mary Hartzell

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Dr. Daniel Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child the Heart of Parenting by John Gottman, Ph.D. & Joan Declaire

The Baby Book, Revised Edition: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two by Dr. William Sears & Martha Sears

Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (Or Anyone Who Acts Like One) by Deborah MacNamara, Ph.D.

The Successful Child: What Parents Can Do to Help Kids Turn Out Well by Dr. William Sears, Martha Sears & Elizabeth Pantley

Kids Are Worth It!: Giving Your Child The Gift of Inner Discipline by Barbara Coloroso

Just Because It Isn’t Wrong Doesn’t Make It Right: Teaching Kids To Think And Act Ethically  by Barbara Coloroso

The Good Teen: Rescuing Adolescence from the Myths of the Storm and Stress Years  by Richard M. Lerner, Ph.D.

Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings  by Kenneth R. Ginsburg MD, FAAP

Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love With Expectations and Protection With Trust by Kenneth R. Ginsburg MD, FAAP

The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to HighSchool–How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle (Updated Edition) by Barbara Coloroso

 

EXPRESSING LOVE

The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell

Love You Forever (Children’s Book) by Robert Munsch & Sheila McGraw

Guess How Much I Love You (Children’s Book) by Sam McBratney & Anita Jeram

 

HEALTH

The Portable Pediatrician: Everything You Need to Know About Your Child’s Health  by Dr. William Sears and Martha Sears

The Pediatrician’s Guide to Feeding Babies and Toddlers: Practical Answers To Your Questions on Nutrition, Starting Solids, Allergies, Picky Eating, and More by Anthony Porto MD & Dina DiMaggio MD

Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater: A Parent’s Handbook: A Stage-by-Stage Guide to Setting Your Child on the Path to Adventurous Eating by Nimali Fernando, MD MPH & Melanie Potock, MA CCC-SLP

The Family Nutrition Book: Everything You Need to Know About Feeding Your Children – From Birth through Adolescence by Dr.William Sears

Eat Healthy, Feel Great (Children’s Book) by Dr. William Sears & Martha Sears

 

LOSS & GRIEF

Parenting Through Crisis: Helping Kids in Times of Loss, Grief, and Change by Barbara Coloroso

 

PLAY

The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast, Too Soon (5th Anniversary Edition) by David Elkind

The Power of Play: Learning What Comes Naturally by David Elkind

150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids: The Very Best and Easiest Playtime Activities from FunAtHomeWithKids.com! by Asia Citro

 

SLEEP ISSUES

The Baby Sleep Book: The Complete Guide to a Good Night’s Rest for the Whole Family  by Dr. William Sears & Martha Sears

The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night by Elizabeth Pantley & Dr. William Sears

Sleep—The Brazelton Way by Dr. T. Berry Brazelton & Joshua D. Sparrow

Sleepless in America: Is Your Child Misbehaving…or Missing Sleep? by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

 

SPIRITED CHILDREN

Raising Your Spirited Child, Third Edition: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

 

TEENS

The Good Teen: Rescuing Adolescence from the Myths of the Storm and Stress Years  by Richard M. Lerner, Ph.D.

Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers by Gordon Neufeld & Gabor Mate, MD

Letting Go with Love and Confidence: Raising Responsible, Resilient, Self-Sufficient Teens in the 21st Century by Kenneth Ginsburg MD, FAAP & Susan Fitzgerald

 

PARENT/YOUTH GROUP TEXTS

Active Parenting Today (For Parents of 2- to 12-year-olds) by Michael H. Popkin, Ph.D. 

Padres Activos de Hoy: Un programa de 3 partes para criar a ninos de 2 a 12 anos de edad (Spanish edition of Active…Parenting Today (For Parents of 2- to 12-year-olds) by Michael H. Popkin, Ph.D.

Active Parenting of Teens by Michael H. Popkin, Ph.D.

Teens in Action: A Teen’s Guide for Surviving and Thriving in the 21st Century (For Teens) by Michael H. Popkin, Ph.D. & Peggy Hendrickson

How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life With Children Ages 2-7 by Joanna Faber & Julie King (Available January 10, 2017)

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

 

TOILET LEARNING

Toilet Training –The Brazelton Way by Dr. T. Berry Brazelton and Joshua Sparrow

Toilet Learning: The Picture Book Technique for Children & Parents by Alison Mack

You Can Go to the Potty (Children’s Book) by Dr. William Sears & Martha Sears

Diapers Are Not Forever (Children’s Book) by Elizabeth Verdick & Marieka Heinlen

“We must prepare children to become healthy, productive, contributing 35 year olds if their generation is to repair our world and lead us into the future,” encourages Ken Ginsburg in Building Resilience in Children & Teens.