The following list includes books that I think you may enjoy and find helpful. It is updated regularly as I come across new titles. Happy reading!

General Parenting

Coyne, L. W., & Murrell, A. R. (2009). The joy of parenting: An acceptance & commitment therapy guide to effective parenting in the early years. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Faber, A., & Mazlish, E. (2012). How to talk so kids will listen & listen so kids will talk. New York: Scriber.

Gottman, J. & DeClaire, J. (1998). Raising an emotionally intelligent child: The heart of parenting. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Kastner, L. S., & Wyatt, J. (2009). Getting to calm: Cool-headed strategies for parenting tweens + teens. Seattle, WA: Parent Map.

Sears, W., & Sears, M. (2001). The attachment parenting book: A commonsense guide to understanding and nurturing your baby. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

Sheedy Kurcinka, M. (2001). Kids, parents, and power struggles: Winning for a lifetime. New York: William Morrow.

Siegel, D. J. & Hartzell, M. (2003). Parenting from the inside out: How a deeper self-understanding can help you raise children who thrive. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin.

Siegel, D. J., & Payne Bryson, T. (2012). The whole-brain child. 12 revolutionary strategies to nurture your child’s developing mind. New York: Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks.

Tsabary, S. (2010). The conscious parent: Transforming ourselves, empowering our children. Namaste Publishing.

Webster-Stratton, C. (2006). The incredible years: A troubleshooting guide for parents of children ages 2-8. Seattle, WA: The Incredible Years.


Aron, E. N. (2002). The highly sensitive child: Helping our children thrive when the world overwhelms them. New York: Broadway Books.

Greene, R. W. (2010). The explosive child: A new approach for understanding and parenting easily frustrated, chronically inflexible children. New York: Harper Paperbacks.

Sheedy Kurcinka, M. (2006). Raising your spirited child: A guide for parents whose child is more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistence, and energetic. New York: William Morrow.


Brooks, R. & Goldstein, S. (2002). Raising resilient children: Fostering strength, hope, and optimism in your child. McGraw-Hill.

Seligman, M. E. P. (2007). The optimistic child: A proven program to safeguard children against depression and build lifelong resilience. Mariner Books.


Fonseca, C. (2010). Emotional intensity in gifted students: Helping kids cope with explosive feelings. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press, Inc.


Owens, J., & Mindell, J. (2005). Take charge of your child’s sleep: The all-in-one resource for solving sleep problems in kids and teens. Marlowe & Co.

Anxiety and Children

Rapee, R., Wignall, A., Spence, S., Lyneham, H., & Cobham, V. (2008 ). Helping your anxious child: a step-by-step guide for parents. Second Edition. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

McCurry, C. (2009). Parenting your anxious child with mindfulness and acceptance: A powerful new approach to overcoming fear, panic, and worry using acceptance and commitment therapy. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.


Adelson, J., & Wilson, H. (2009). Letting go of perfect: Overcoming perfectionism in kids. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

Greenspon, T. S. (2001). Freeing our families from perfectionism. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing.

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Barkley, R. A. (2013). Taking charge of ADHD, third edition: The complete, authoritative guide for parents. New York: The Guilford Press.

Sibling Issues

Faber, A., & Mazlish, E. (2012). Siblings without rivalry: How to help your children live together so you can live too. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.


Neuman, M. G. (1998). Helping your kids cope with divorce the sandcastles way. New York: Random House.

Reynolds, L. R. (2011). Parenting through Divorce: Helping your children thrive during and after your divorce. New York: Skyhorse Publications.