Reading List

Throughout your child’s development, and through each Preschool class, you will address significant parenting issues that will both challenge and frustrate you. Through in-depth discussion with your instructor, teacher and peers at monthly parent education meetings, we will address these issues and look at ways of building effective parenting strategies and skills. As we work through specific topics, you will have the opportunity of practicing solutions in the Preschool classroom, with the guidance and understanding of the teacher,the Parent Instructor, and of other parents.

Below is a suggested reading list that covers most of the topics that will be raised through-out you and your child’s involvement in the Preschool. Specific issues can be discussed in more detail at parent ed meetings, or privately, one-on-one with your instructor.

General Parenting

Becoming the Parent You Want to Be, A Sourcebook of Strategies for the First Five Years
by Laura Davis and Janis Keyser

The Six Stages of Parenthood
by Ellen Galinsky

Gesell Institute Books: Your One Year Old, Your Two Year Old, etc.
by Ames & Ilg

Family First
by Dr. Phil McGraw

Raising Compassionate, Courageous Children
by Dr. Janice Cohn

Your Baby & Child from Birth to Age Five
by Penelope Leach

The Ten Greatest Gifts I Give My Children
by Steven W. Vannoy

Positive Parenting and Discipline

Beyond Behavior Management:The Six Life Skills Children Need to Thrive in Today’s World
by Jenna Bilmes

Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline
by Becky A. Bailey, Ph.D.

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk
by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Kids Can Cooperate
by Elizabeth Crary

Love & Limits
by Elizabeth Crary

Parenting Tips & Tools
by Elizabeth Crary

Pick Up Your Socks
by Elizabeth Crary

Positive Discipline for Preschoolers
by Jane Nelson Ed. D.

Positive Discipline for the First Three Years
by Jane Nelson Ed. D.

Without Spanking or Spoiling
by Elizabeth Crary

Multiple Intelligences and Emotional Intelligences

The Dance of Anger
by Harriet Goldhor Lerner, Ph.D.

The Heart of Parenting, Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child
by John Gottman Ph.D.

How to Raise a Child with a High EQ
by Lawrence E. Shapiro Ph.D.

Multiple Intelligences
by Howard Gardner

Specialized Books

The Highly Sensitive Person
by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.

Love and Anger, The Parent Dilemma
by Nancy Samalin

Raising a Daughter
by Jeanne Elium and Don Elium

Raising a Son
by Jeanne Elium and Don Elium

Raising Your Spirited Child
by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Real Boys
by William Pollack, Ph.D.

Remote Control Childhood? Combating the Hazards of Media Culture
by Diane E. Levin

The Shelter of Each Other
by Mary Pipher Ph.D.

Siblings Without Rivalry
by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

The Sleep Book for Tired Parents
by Rebecca Huntley MSW

Television and the Lives of Our Children
by Gloria DeGaetano, M.Ed.

What Should I Tell the Kids?
by Ava L. Siegler, Ph.D.