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Recommended Books
Posted On: 8/24/2013

The booklists below includes a number of books that can be very helpful for parents.  If you click on the book title, you will be connected to a link on Amazon.com, where you can find more in-depth information.  However, each book on these lists can also be found within our local North Central Regional Library system.

 

General Parenting Books

 

Positive Discipline A-Z:  1001 Solutions to Everyday Parenting Problems by Jane Nelson, Lynn Lott, and H. Stephen Glenn

This book offers an optimistic approach to disciplining kids with nonpunitive, constructive solutions.  It covers planning ahead to prevent problems, understanding kids, and giving kids life skills.  

 

 

 

 

 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 by Thomas W. Phelan  

This book offers a method of disciplining children without arguing, yelling, or spanking.

 

 

 

 

 

 Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay

This book shows parents how to raise self-confident, motivated children by focusing on responsibility and growing character.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books About Bullying

 

 

Little Girls Can Be Mean by Michelle Anthony 

This books offers a four step plan to help parents offer support for the friendships and social difficulties that face girls as young as age 5.

 

 

 

 

  The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to High School- How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle by Barbara Coloroso

A compassionate and practical guide to bullying.  It covers information about how to identify bullies and protecting your child from succumbing to bullying.