Recommended Books for Parents:

  • Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.): Teaching Children Self-Responsibility by Thomas Gordon, PhD

  • The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Unhappy and Disconnected Kids by Madeline Levine, PhD

  • The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Steps to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel Siegel MD and Tina Payne Bryson PhD

  • Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel MD and Mary Hartzell

  • Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel Siegel MD

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

  • Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

  • The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teaching to Raise Self-Reliant Children by Wendy Mogel PhD

  • Between Parent and Child: The Bestselling Classic that Revolutionized Parent-Child Communication by Haim G. Ginott and Alice Ginott

  • The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children by Dr. Ross Green

  • Peaceful Parenting: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting by Laura Markham

  • White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America by Margaret A. Hagerman

 Recommended for Teens (and adults):

  • My Anxious Mind: A Teen's Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic by Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, and Katherine A. Martinez, PsyD

  • Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety: A Workbook for Overcoming Anxiety at Home, at School, and Everywhere Else by Christopher Willard PsyD 

  • The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams 

  • Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by: Amy Ellis Nutt