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Recommended Reading

Baby Care Books

Baby 411, by Denise Fields and Ari Brown, MD

 Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, 5th Edition: Birth to Age 5, from the American Academy of Pediatrics

The Baby Book by William Sears and Martha Sears: This comprehensive guide covers everything from breastfeeding and sleep to nutrition and development.

What to Expect the First Year by Heidi Murkoff: This classic book covers all the basics of baby care in an easy-to-read format, including developmental milestones, feeding, and common health concerns.



Siblings Without Rivalry, by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

 How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk, by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

The Difficult Child, by Stanley Turecki

 SuperNanny, How to Get the Best from your Children, by Jo Frost


How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish – This book provides practical strategies for communicating effectively with children and improving behavior.

Parenting with Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility by Foster Cline and Jim Fay – This book provides a step-by-step approach to raising responsible and self-reliant children through the use of empathy, logical consequences, and problem-solving skills.

No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson – This book offers a compassionate and effective approach to discipline that emphasizes understanding the child’s perspective and nurturing the child’s developing brain.

Sleep Issues

AAP’S Guide to Your Child’s Sleep, by George Cohen

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth – This book provides information on how to establish healthy sleep patterns for children from infancy through adolescence. It also covers common sleep problems and how to address them.

Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems by Richard Ferber – This book presents the Ferber method, a popular approach to addressing sleep problems in children that involves gradually reducing parental intervention during bedtime.

The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley – This book offers alternative strategies for parents who prefer not to use a cry-it-out approach to addressing sleep issues in children. It covers a range of sleep-related topics, including establishing routines, dealing with night waking, and coping with sleep regressions.


AAP’s New Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding, by Joan Younger Meek, MD

The Nursing Mother’s Companion, by Kathleen Huggins

The Nursing Mother’s Guide to Weaning, by Kathleen Huggins

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International: This classic book has been helping mothers breastfeed for over 60 years. It covers everything from preparing for breastfeeding to weaning.

Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers by Nancy Mohrbacher and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett: This book provides evidence-based advice and practical tips for making breastfeeding easier and more enjoyable for both mother and baby.

The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers by Jack Newman and Teresa Pitman: Written by a pediatrician and lactation consultant, this book provides comprehensive information on breastfeeding, including troubleshooting common problems.



Socially ADDept:  A Manual for Parents of Children with ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities, by Janet Z. Giler

Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents by Russell A. Barkley: This book is considered one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date resources for parents of children with ADHD. It provides practical advice on how to manage symptoms, improve communication with your child, and work effectively with teachers and healthcare providers.

The ADHD Effect on Marriage: Understand and Rebuild Your Relationship in Six Steps by Melissa Orlov: This book is aimed at couples who are dealing with the challenges of one partner having ADHD. It provides insight into how ADHD can affect relationships and offers practical strategies for rebuilding and strengthening the connection between partners.

Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach by Vincent J. Monastra: This book focuses on helping parents develop practical strategies to manage their child’s ADHD symptoms. It covers topics such as improving communication, reducing stress, and promoting positive behavior.

Smart but Stuck: Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD by Thomas E. Brown: This book explores the emotional challenges faced by individuals with ADHD, particularly in the teen and adult years. It provides insight into how ADHD can affect self-esteem, relationships, and overall quality of life.