We have consolidated our books on parenting and moved them to the children's room. Check it out and email us with suggestions.
Some of our new titles:
The Moral Intellegence of Children
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the bestselling The Spiritual Life of Children now explores how to develop character in children, from infancy through the teenage years. During three stages in the "moral archaeology of childhood," Coles shows how to spot moral crossroads, and what to do about them.
Playful parenting : a bold new way to nurture close connections, solve behavior problems, and encourage children's confidence
As psychologist Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., demonstrates in this delightful new book, play can be the basis for an innovative and rewarding approach to parenting. From eliciting a giggle during baby's first game of peek-a-boo to cracking jokes with a teenager while hanging out at the mall, Playful Parenting is a complete guide to using play to raise strong, confident children. Playful Parenting also includes illuminating chapters on how to use play to build a child's confidence and self-esteem, how to play through sibling rivalry, and how play can become a part of loving discipline. Written with love and humor, brimming with good advice and revealing anecdotes, and grounded in the latest research, Playful Parenting will make you laugh even as it makes you wise in the ways of being a happy, effective, enthusiastic parent.
The Teen Whisperer
Mike Linderman is a teen therapist and a real-life cowboy. He works with some of the country's most troubled teens, approaching them with a unique blend of down-home honesty and straight-talk discipline.Most of the teens Mike treats are angry, abused, violent, and dangerous, yet he has achieved extraordinary success with them, helping to turn their lives around and earning him the nickname the "Teen Whisperer."
In this book, he shares the secrets behind his success with parents everywhere, demonstrating how his regimen of hard work, integrity, and effective communication has turned seriously at-risk kids into loving, well-balanced, and productive teens.
Have you read this article...
"The Best kids' books ever." by Nicholas D. Kristof from The New York Times, July 5, 2009
Kristof wrote, "...Pry your kids away from the keyboard and the television this summer, and get them reading. Let me help by offering my list of the Best Children's Books--Ever!"
"1) Charlotte's Web, The story of the spider who saves her friend, the pig, is the kindest representation of an arthropod in literary history."
"2) The Hardy Boys series. Yes, I hear the snickers. But I devoured them myself and have known so many kids for whom these were the books that got them excited about reading. The first in the series is weak, but House on a Cliff is a good opener. (As for Nancy Drew, I yawned over her, but she seems to turn girls into Supreme Court justices. Among her fans as kids were Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor."
We have the entire list in the library.