Parenting Resources

 

Online Resources

The Stephanie Zimbalist Caring for Kids Fund
Judith Moose, Publicist and PR Friend to Childhelp is donating $2-$3 per book sold, including her up coming book, “The Greatest Cowboy of Them All,” a reflective story about Johnny Cash that will be distributed through WalMart. 

Center for Effective Parenting
Provides helpful parenting information and tips.

Child Care Aware
Committed to helping parents find the best information on locating quality child care and child care resources in their community.

KIDS COUNT Data Book
Project by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track status of children in the United States.

Search Engine for Children
This site contains over 20,000 child-safe sites, and over 4,000 categories including the arts, computers, directories, entertainment, games, health, news, people, pre-school, school time, sports, hobbies and family.

NetSmartz
Interactive, educational safety resource that teaches kids and teens how to stay safer on the Internet.

Circle of Parents
Network of parent-led self-help groups where parents and caregivers can share ideas, celebrate successes, and address the challenges surrounding parenting.

Focus Adolescent Services
Resources on Teen and Family Issues. Topics include anger, violence, self injury such as carving, branding and marking, and abuse.

Teen’s Health
Created by The Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media, Teens Health provides teens and families with up-to-date, jargon-free advice about health, relationships, and growing up. Topics include issues such as depression and self-cutting, abuse in the family, and safety basics such as Internet safety.

Family and Marriage Counseling Directory
Articles, resources, and databases for finding family and marriage counselors.

Parents Anonymous
The nation’s oldest for information on child abuse prevention.

Literature Resources - General

HOW TO TALK SO KIDS WILL LISTEN & LISTEN SO KIDS WILL TALK by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish (2004)
Provides a step-by-step approach to improving relationships in your house

THE DISCIPLINE BOOK: HOW TO HAVE A BETTER-BEHAVED CHILD FROM BIRTH TO AGE TEN by Bill and Martha Sears (1995)
With focus on preventing behavior problems as well as managing them when they arise, the authors offer clear, practical advice on everything parents need to know about disciplining young children

DARE TO DISCIPLINE by Dr. James Dobson

MAKING CHILDREN MIND WITHOUT LOSING YOURS by Kevin Leman

YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME: BRAT-PROOFING YOUR 4-12 YEAR OLD CHILD by Betsy Brown Braun

DARE TO DISCIPLINE by Dr. James Dobson MAKING CHILDREN MIND WITHOUT LOSING YOURS by Kevin Leman

YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME: BRAT-PROOFING YOUR 4-12 YEAR OLD CHILD by Betsy Brown Braun

THE NEW STRONG-WILLED CHILD by James C. Dobson (2007)
Offers practical how-to advice on raising difficult-to-handle children and incorporates the latest research

1-2-3 MAGIC: EFFECTIVE DISCIPLINE FOR CHILDREN 2-12 by Thomas W. Phelan (2004)
Provides coverage of effective discipline choices to be used on children ages 2-12

COMMON SENSE PARENTING: USING YOUR HEAD AS WELL AS YOUR HEART TO RAISE SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN by Ray Burke, Ron Herron, & Bridget A. Barnes (2006)
Offers solid, easy-to-read common sense

ARE WE HAVING FUN YET?: THE 16 SECRETS OF HAPPY PARENTING by Kay Willis and Maryann Bucknum Brinley (1998)

BRINGING UP BOYS by Dr. James Dobson

BRINGING UP GIRLS by Dr. James Dobson

RAISING GOOD CHILDREN: FROM BIRTH THROUGH THE TEENAGE YEARS by Thomas Lickona (1994)

THE COMPLETE SINGLE MOTHER: REASSURING ANSWERS TO YOUR MOST CHALLENGING CONCERNS by Andrea Engber & Leah Klungness (2006)
Provides intelligent and frequently entertaining reading and offers much to mothers without-and with-partners

POSITIVE DISCIPLINE A-Z: 1001 SOLUTIONS TO EVERYDAY PARENTING PROBLEMS by Jane Nelsen, Lynn Lott, and H. Stephen Glenn (2007)
General theory to specific suggestions and approaches for hard-core parenting issues

THE 7 SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL PARENTS by Randy Rolfe (1997) Guide to basic, commonsense child rearing

TEACHING YOUR CHILDREN VALUES by Richard Eyre and Linda Eyre
Practical methods to teach children about values over a 12-month period

COMMON SENSE DISCIPLINE by Roger Allen and Ron Rose (2001)

THE PARENT'S LITTLE BOOK OF LISTS: DOS AND DON'TS OF EFFECTIVE PARENTING by Jane Bluestein (1997)
An easy to read book that covers a wide realm of family issues

BOUNDARIES WITH KIDS by Henry Cloud and John Townsend (2001)
Raising your kids to take responsibility for their actions, attitudes, and emotions

PERFECT PARENTING by Elizabeth Pantley (1998)
Dictionary of 1000 parenting tips

KID COOPERATION: HOW TO STOP YELLING, NAGGING AND PLEADING AND GET KIDS TO COOPERATE by Elizabeth Pantley (1996)
Practical, purposeful things you can do to improve family life

Literature Resources - Teenagers & Pre-Teens

BOUNDARIES WITH TEENS: WHEN TO SAY YES, HOW TO SAY NO by John Townsend (2006)
Important keys for establishing healthy boundaries, maturity, safety and growth for teens and the adults in their lives

STOP TREATING ME LIKE A KID: EVERYDAY PARENTING: THE 10 TO 13 YEAR OLD by Robin Goldstein and Janet Gallant (1994)
Specific responses to cope with disrespect toward adults; fads, from hairstyles to video games; sibling rivalry; pet care; religious and family celebrations; and peer pressure

TEEN TIPS—A PRACTICAL SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR PARENTS WITH KIDS 11-19. by Tom McMahon (2003)
Practical ideas about handling parent-teen concerns

POSITIVE PARENTING YOUR TEENS by Karen Renshaw Joslin
Offers quick, clear, workable strategies not only for surviving but for enjoying the teenage years

MY TEENAGER IS DRIVING ME CRAZY: A GUIDE TO GETTING YOU AND YOUR TEEN THROUGH THESE DIFFICULT YEARS by Joyce Vedral (2003)
Offers insights into the teenage mind and why they act the way they do

POSITIVE DISCIPLINE FOR TEENAGERS by Jane Nelson and Lynn Lott (2000)

KEYS TO PARENTING YOUR TEENAGER by Don Fontenelle (2000)
Helps parents analyze and deal with many common adolescent behavior problems

PARENTING TEENS IN A CONFUSING CULTURE by Mark Gregston (2008)
Provides solid help and practical wisdom on how to approach teens caught up in our confusing culture

PARENTING YOUR OUT-OF-CONTROL TEENAGER: 7 STEPS TO RE-ESTABLISH AUTHORITY AND RECLAIM LOVE by Scott Sells (2001)

Literature Resources - Baby & Preschooler

PARENTING YOUR TODDLER: THE EXPERT'S GUIDE TO THE TOUGH AND TENDER YEARS by Patricia Shimm and Kate Ballen (1995)

SURVIVING YOUR TWO-YEAR OLD (MAGICAL YEARS) by Janet Poland (1995)
Helps you feel confident about being a good parent at one of your child's critical turning points

YOUR BABY AND CHILD by Penelope Leach (2003)
Each developmental stage-newborn, settled baby, older baby, toddler and young child-is discussed in terms of feeding, teeth and teething, growing, excreting, crying, sleeping, playing and everyday care

POSITIVE DISCIPLINE FOR PRESCHOOLERS: FOR THEIR EARLY YEARS-RAISING CHILDREN WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE, RESPECTFUL AND RESOURCEFUL. by Jane Nelson, Cheryl Erwin, and Roslyn Ann Duffy (2007)

TEARS AND TANTRUMS: WHAT TO DO WHEN BABIES AND CHILDREN CRY by Aletha Jauch Solter
Offers practical, compassionate solutions to problems posed by children's emotional pain and strong feelings and the childhood memories abd hurts that children's pain and feelings can evoke in their parents

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