- Kids, Parents and Power
Struggles by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. Everyone of Kurcinka's
books are great and this is no exception. Full of practical advice
on raising your child. To listen to my interview with
the author, check out the Creating a Family radio show.
- Beyond Consequences,Logic, and
Control: A Love-Based Approach to Helping Attachment-Challenged
Children With Severe Behaviors by Heather T. Forbes, LCSW.
This book and audio tapes based on the book can be purchaed at
the Beyond Consequences shop.
- Beyond Time-Out by Dr.
Beth Grosshans and Janet Burton This is a wise book, and I
don't say that lightly. This is a general parenting book that
lays out a discipline strategy that takes the time-out technique to
the next step. This book shines in the details it provides and the
very realistic parenting scenarios described. Although not fair to
reduce the book to a one-sentence buzz line, Dr. Grosshans makes a
persuasive argument that many families have an imbalance of power
between the parents and the children. Children thrive when their
parents exert their authority. Although this book is not expressly
geared toward adoptive parents, I believe a parent that owns their
authority and power is better able to foster attachment in their
children and general well being within the family. I interviewed
Dr. Grosshans on the Creating a Family radio show.
- Parenting with Love and
Logic by Foster Cline. Great book! I interviewed Dr. Cline on
my radio show, "Creating a Family". To listen to the interview click here.
- The Attachment Parenting Book:
A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby
by Martha Sears and William Sears
- The Fussy Baby Book: Parenting
Your High-Need Child from Birth to Age Five by Martha Sears
and William Sears
- What to Expect the First
Year by Heidi Murkoff
- What to Expect the Toddler
Years by Arlene Eisenberg
- Siblings Without Rivalry: How
to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Too by Adele
Faber and Elaine Mazlish. An oldie but goody.
- Raising Your Spirited Child: A
Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive,
Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka.
This was one of the best books I read that seemed to fit my
“high maintenance” kid. You can hear my June 25
interview with the author on the radio show "Creating a Family", by
going to the radio page of this website.
- Parenting Your Adopted Preschoolar is a free
fact sheet published by Child Welfare Information Gateway. It is
designed for parents of 3-5 year olds. This resource will to help
you understand your preschooler's developmental needs.
Your Adopted Teenager is another great free fact sheet
published by Child Welfare Information Gateway. It is designed to
help adoptive parents understand their teenager's needs so they
can respond with strategies that foster healthy development. It
presents tips for talking about adoption with their adopted teens,
strategies for providing guidance, appropriate discipline, and
opportunities to master adult tasks as he or she takes on greater