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Born to Be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Help Keep Them Safe
by Jess P. Shatkin, MD, MPH
published by TarcherPerigee

Texting while driving. Binge-drinking. Bullying. Unprotected sex. There are plenty of reasons for parents to worry about getting a late-night call about their teen. But most of the advice parents and educators hear about teens is outdated and unscientific—and simply doesn't work

Raising Human Beings: Creating a Collaborative Partnership with Your Child
by Ross W. Greene Ph.D.
published by Scribner

In Raising Human Beings, the internationally renowned child psychologist and New York Times bestselling author of Lost at School and The Explosive Child explains how to cultivate a better parent-child relationship while also nurturing empathy, honesty, resilience, and independence.

The Un-Prescription for Autism: A Natural Approach for a Calmer, Happier, and More Focused Child
by Janet Lintala with Martha W. Murphy
published by AMACOM

Blending natural medicine with evidence-based science, The Un-Prescription for Autism is a parent's lifeline. The detailed diagnostic tools, clear explanations, simple protocols, and Online Action Plan support vibrant health on the autism spectrum with safe, natural, over-the-counter supplements.

When Kids Call the Shots: How to Seize Control from Your Darling Bully -- and Enjoy Being a Parent Again
by Sean Grover
published by AMACOM

Are the children ruling the roost? When parents reclaim their power, everyone benefits. In When Kids Call the Shots, therapist and parenting expert Sean Grover untangles the forces driving family dysfunction, and helps parents assume leadership roles.

Home for Dinner: Mixing Food, Fun, and Conversation for a Happier Family and Healthier Kids
by Anne K. Fishel, Ph.D.
published by AMACOM

Kids need more than food. They’re starving for family dinners. Sports, activities, long hours, and commutes -- with so much to do, dinner has been bumped to the back burner. But research shows that family dinners offer more than just nutrition. Chock full of stories, new research, recipes, and friendly advice.

iRules: What Every Tech-Healthy Family Needs to Know About Selfies, Sexting, Gaming, and Growing Up
by Janell Burley Hofmann
published by Rodale Books

iRules helps parents figure out when to unplug and how to stay in sync with the changing world of technology, while teaching their children self-respect, integrity, and responsibility.

Growing Up Online: A Must Have Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Kids
by NBC News
published by NBC Publishing

A book on digital literacy and Internet safety and the first release from The More You Know Learning Series in partnership with NBC News. As a media and entertainment company, NBCUniversal is committed to educating parents, teachers and children on using technology responsibly and safely.

Saving Each Other: A Mother-Daughter Love Story
by Victoria Jackson and Ali Guthy
published by Vanguard Press

Victoria and Ali narrate their very different journeys of coming to terms with the lack of control that neither mother nor daughter have over NMO, and their efforts to take their fight to a global level. Bringing their story to light with raw emotion, humor, warmth, and refreshing candor, Saving Each Other is the extraordinary journey of a mother and daughter who demonstrate how the power of love can transcend our greatest fears, while at the same time battling to find a cure for the incurable.

The Mothers of Reinvention: Reclaim Your Identity, Unleash Your Potential, Love Your Life
by Jennifer Pate and Barbara Machen
published by Vanguard Press

Through the journey of their own reinventions, the Mom Secret was discovered: The more satisfied you are with yourself, the better you can deal with the chaos that surrounds you, the better role model you will be, and the better off your entire family will be! This is not a luxury. This is a necessity. Jen and Barb share their steps to help you realize your full potential as a woman while still maintaining your joy as a mom and/or wife.

Princess Recovery: A Parent's Guide to Raising a Daughter Who Can Create Her Own Happily Ever After
by Jennifer Hartstein, PsyD
published by Adams Media

Raising independent, confident girls is not easy- society is obsessed with glamorous celebrities who become role models. Princess Syndrome sucks girls into a world where their intelligence is something to be hidden not celebrated. Dr. Jennifer Hartstein offers a unique, comprehensive program that teaches parents how to counteract society’s pressure without forcing girls into a bubble.

It's Not About Nutrition: Unexpected Lessons in Teaching Your Child Healthy Eating for Life
by Dina Rose
published by Unknown

As a mother and a foodie, Dina began researching and interviewing parents on how they teach their children what to eat. She combines her expertise on socialization and her knowledge of nutrition to help parents make better nutritional choices for their kids.

The Available Parent: Radical Optimism for Raising Teens and Tweens
by John Duffy
published by Viva Editions

We have a tendency today to over-parent, micro-manage, and under-appreciate our adolescents. With Available Parent you can begin to enjoy a healthy, satisfying, exciting new kind of relationship with your teenager. A relationship not with the foundation of fear, but of radical optimism.

The Essential Guide to Baby's First Year
by Abigail Brenner
published by Alpha

Written by a top-rated pediatrician and based on expert medical knowledge, The Essential Guide to Baby's First Year offers first-time parents a companion through the sleeping and crawling, crying and teething' illnesses and everything else that comes with your baby's first year of life.

Baby Medbasics: Lifesaving Action Steps At Your Fingertips
by Luke Hermann, M.D. & Tara Hermann R.N., B.S.N.
published by Running Press

In an emergency, every second counts: with its clear language, simple pictures, quick-to-find tabs, lay-flat spiral design, and portable size, Baby MEDBASICS® is a necessary resource for parents and caregivers.

The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence
by Rachel Simmons
published by Penguin

Rachel Simmons argues that in idealizing the "good girl" -- unerringly nice, polite, modest, and selfless -- we teach girls to embrace a version of selfhood that curtails their power and potential.

Please Stop Laughing at Me...One Woman's Inspirational Story
by Jodee Blanco
published by Adams Media

While other children were daydreaming about dances, first kisses, and college, Jodee Blanco was trying to figure out how to go from homeroom to study hall without being taunted or spit upon as she walked through the halls.

Baby Body Signs: The Head-to-Toe Guide to Your Child's Health, from Birth Through the Toddler Years
by Joan Liebmann-Smith & Jacqueline Egan
published by Bantam

Like most parents, you probably notice --and often worry about -- every little change in your growing baby. Why is one of his pupils bigger than the other? What’s that bald spot on her head? Why is he walking on tippy toes? Drawn from the latest research and reviewed by a panel of pediatricians and other medical experts, Baby Body Signs will answer these and other troubling questions.

The Happy Stepmother: Stay Sane, Empower Yourself, Thrive in Your New Family
by Rachelle Katz, Ed.D., LMFT
published by Harlequin

If you're frustrated by having all the responsibilities of motherhood, with none of the recognition or reward, or worried that stepfamily issues are driving a wedge between you and your husband, then you're not alone -- and you can do something about it.

SheKnows.com Presents: The Mommy Files: Secrets Every New Mom Should Know (that no one else will tell you!)
by Jen Klein
published by Adams Media

Disclosed here in a friendly, wry look at motherhood, Jen Klein takes you through each lovable (and less than enjoyable) step toward that coveted title that will be screamed at you so many times in the years to come: "Mommy!"

Momover: The New Mom's Guide to Getting It Together (even if you never had it in the first place)
by Dana Wood
published by Adams Media

In this sensibly chic guide, Wood reveals the secrets of surviving the emotional, physical, and spiritual challenges that emerge in that bleary-eyed, sleep- and time-deprived first year.

The Sleep Lady's Good Night, Sleep Tight: Gentle Proven Solutions to Help Your Child Sleep Well and Wake Up Happy
by Kim West, LCSW-C with Joanne Kenen
published by Vanguard Press

Kim West, The Sleep Lady® and nationally respected child and sleep expert, has brought peaceful slumber to many parents and children with her well-thumbed book, Good Night, Sleep Tight. In it West introduced a gentle and effective approach to putting babies and children to sleep that includes her signature step-by-step "Sleep Lady Shuffle."

Lighting Their Fires: Raising Extraordinary Children in a Mixed-up, Muddled-up, Shook-up World
by Rafe Esquith
published by Viking Adult

One of America's most celebrated educators teaches parents how to create extraordinary children-in the classroom and beyond.

Great Expectations: The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding
by Marianne Neifert, M.D.
published by Sterling Publishers

In Great Expectations: The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding, Marianne Neifert, MD, one of America’s leading pediatricians and a nationally recognized lactation consultant, gives nursing mothers all the advice they need to breastfeed their babies successfully.

Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do
by Wednesday Martin
published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Stepmonster illuminates the harrowing process of becoming a stepmother, exposes the myths and realities of being married to a man with children, counteracts the prevailing notion that stepmothers are solely responsible for the problems they encounter, and considers the emotional and social challenges men with children face when they remarry.

Teenagers Suck: What to do when missed curfews, texting, and "Mom, can I have the keys" make you miserable
by Joanne Kimes, R.J. Colleary, with Rebecca Rutledge, Ph.D.
published by Adams Media

Mood swings? Check. Eye rolls? Check. Slamming doors and easily annoyed teens? Check. With an equal dose of empathy and humor, Colleary and Kimes will expertly guide parents through this traumatic, tender, and (dare we say it) sometimes terrific part of raising kids.

Wounded by School: Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up to Old School Culture
by Kirsten Olson
published by Teachers College Press

While reformers and policymakers focus on achievement gaps, testing, and accountability, millions of students mentally and emotionally disengage from learning and many gifted teachers leave the field. Ironically, today's schooling is damaging the single most essential component to education -- the joy of learning.

Your Child's Strengths: Discover Them, Develop Them, Use Them
by Jenifer Fox, M.Ed.
published by Penguin - Viking

Your Child's Strengths will give parents and teachers the tools to discover strengths in three main areas: Activity Strengths, Relationship Strengths, and Learning Strengths.

Skinny Bitch Bun in the Oven: A Gutsy Guide to Becoming One Hot (and Healthy) Mother!
by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin
published by Running Press

So you’re knocked up, huh? Congratulations!

This is one of the most magical and miraculous times in your life. But that doesn’t mean you have a free pass to shovel crap in your mouth all day long! Now that you’re eating for two, it’s more important than ever to stuff your face with the right foods.

An Intimate Understanding of America's Teenagers: Shaking Hands with Aliens
by Bruce J. Gevirtzman
published by Praeger Paperback

Voted Teacher of the Year and Coach of the Year, Bruce Gevirtzman shares with us the results of his years spent talking with teenagers about topics from life and lust to depression and death.

The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need--And What We Can Do About It
by Tony Wagner
published by Basic Books

Despite the best efforts of educators, our nation’s schools are dangerously obsolete. Instead of teaching students to be critical thinkers and problem-solvers, we are asking them to memorize facts for multiple choice tests. This problem isn’t limited to low-income school districts: even our top schools aren’t teaching or testing the skills that matter most in the global knowledge economy.

The New Mom's Survival Guide: How to Reclaim Your Body, Your Health, Your Sanity, and Your Sex Life After Having a Baby
by Jennifer Wider, M.D.
published by Random House

In this compassionate, comprehensive guide, Dr. Jennifer Wider, a physician as well as the mother of two small children, delivers up-to-date medical information, candid answers to a host of questions, and expert advice on a range of postpartum issues

Understanding Your Moods When You're Expecting: Emotions, Mental Health, and Happiness -- Before, During, and After Pregnancy
by Lucy J. Puryear MD
published by Houghton Mifflin

In this informative, book, Puryear examines the emotional health issues associated with pregnancy and postpartum, providing an indispensable resource for expectant parents and for those who wish to become pregnant.

Please Don't Label My Child: Break the Doctor-Diagnosis-Drug Cycle and Discover Safe, Effective Choices for Your Child's Emotional Health
by Scott M. Shannon, MD
published by Rodale

In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Scott Shannon, a renowned child psychiatrist, sounds the clarion call on a raging epidemic: the overlabeling and overmedicating of our kids today.

The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Food in Kids' Favorite Meals
by Missy Chase Lapine
published by Running Press Book Publishers

Learn how to make the meals your children already love -- but with secret sneaky ingredients that pack a healthy punch. Your kids will never suspect that there's blueberries pureed into their brownies, cauliflower in their mac 'n' cheese, or sweet potatoes in their lasagna -- but they'll love every bite!

Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56
by Rafe Esquith
published by Viking Adult

In a rough Los Angeles neighborhood plagued by violence, there is an exceptional public school classroom called Room 56 . . . The fifth-graders inside are either immigrants or children of immigrants; most live in poverty and few speak English as their first language.

Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers
by Cris Beam
published by Harcourt

When Cris Beam first moved to Los Angeles, she thought she might put in a few hours volunteering at a school for gay and transgender kids while she got settled. Instead, she found herself drawn more deeply than she could ever have imagined into the pained and powerful group of transgirls she discovered.

Strange Son: Two Mothers, Two Sons, and the Quest to Unlock the Hidden World of Autism
by Portia Iversen
published by Riverhead Books

Portia Iversen was an award-winning art director and television writer whose life changed irrevocably when her son Dov was diagnosed with autism at the age of two. As she and her husband, Jon Shestack, sought treatments for Dov and struggled to understand what was happening.

Love, Magic & Mudpies: Raising Your Kids to Feel Loved, Be Kind, and Make a Difference
by Dr. Bernie S. Siegel
published by Rodale

Love is necessary for our survival and is the key ingredient for both the parent and the child. Children see the magic in everything, and loving parents can and will experience so many magical moments while raising their children.

Alpha Girls: Understanding the New American Girl and How She Is Changing the World
by Dan Kindlon, PhD
published by Rodale

Following on the heels of his groundbreaking bestseller Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys comes another important work on adolescents and gender from author Dan Kindlon.

The Lull-a-Baby Sleep Plan: The Soothing, Superfast Way to Help Your New Baby Sleep Through the Night . . . And Prevent Sleep Problems Before They Develop
by Cathryn Tobin, MD
published by Rodale

Sleep is so important for your baby's development -- and your sanity! So how can you "woo" your baby to sleep without tears or tantrums? Dr. Cathryn Tobin has discovered a secret that enables very young babies to sleep through the night.

The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids
by Alexandra Robbins
published by Hyperion

High school isn't what it used to be. With record numbers of students competing fiercely to get into college, schools are no longer primarily places of learning. They're dog-eat-dog battlegrounds in which kids must set aside interests and passions in order to strategize over how to game the system.

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
by Richard Louv
published by Algonquin

In this landmark work Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv brings together cutting-edge studies that pointed to direct exposure to nature as essential for a child's healthy physical and emotional development.

Raising Boys Without Men: How Maverick Moms are Creating the Next Generation of Exceptional Men
by Peggy Drexler, Ph.D., with Linden Gross
published by Rodale

According to prevailing wisdom, a boy must be raised with a man in the house; otherwise, he's bound to be a failure. That same wisdom tells us that mothers left to their own devices will smother their sons and turn them into sissies, and that sons of unmarried mothers are destined to a life of crime.

Woman First, Family Always: Real-life Wisdom from a Mother of Ten
by Kathryn Sansone
published by Meredith Books

Happily married and the mother of ten, Kathryn Sansone is centered, fit, organized, and beautiful. But Supermom? Absolutely not. Welcome to her club.

The Hidden Gifts of the Introverted Child: Helping Your Child Thrive in an Extroverted World
by Marti Olsen Laney, Psy.D.
published by Workman

The plight of the introverted child is to be often misunderstood. Parents, siblings, classmates, teachers, and -- most devastatingly -- the child himself feel that there's something wrong with him. With The Hidden Gifts of the Introverted Child, Dr. Marti Olsen Laney brings wisdom and science together to provide parents with an essential guide.

And a Sword Shall Pierce Your Heart: Moving from Despair to Meaning After the Death of a Child
by Charlotte Mathes
published by Chiron Publications

Jungian psychoanalyst Charlotte Mathes suffered a parent's worst nightmare -- the death of her child. In this book, she describes her struggle to find meaning and wholeness in one of the most shattering of experiences.

Spilled Milk: Breastfeeding Adventures and Advice from Less-Than-Perfect Moms
by Andy Steiner
published by Rodale

"Breast is best." You've heard it from your doctor, your best friend, your pushy colleague. No arguments from you -- you're intent on nursing and you're ready to grow your baby the best way possible.

Growing Up Too Fast: The Rimm Report on the Secret World of America's Middle Schoolers
by Sylvia Rimm, PhD
published by Rodale

Sex, drugs, peer pressure, and underachievement: don't these sound like issues that high schoolers might confront? But according to Dr. Sylvia Rimm's research findings, your middle schoolers may actually be encountering these problems every single day.

The MomsTown Guide to Getting It All: A Life Makeover for Stay-at-Home Moms
by Mary Goulet and Heather Reider
published by Hyperion

A practical guide to reshaping your attitudes and reigniting your passions, The MomsTown Guide to Getting It All will help you create your most fulfilling life as both a woman and a mom.

100 Promises to My Baby
by Mallika Chopra
published by Rodale

Mallika Chopra's stories and essays are compelling and human -- whether you are pregnant, parenting a newborn, or supporting a "baby" who is in college, 100 Promises to My Baby is a reminder to connect with the parent you'd like to be, even if you occasionally miss the mark.

The Baby Name Wizard: A Magical Method for Finding the Perfect Name for Your Baby
by Laura Wattenberg
published by Broadway

The perfect baby name will speak to your heart, give your child a great start in life -- and maybe even satisfy your relatives. But you can't expect to just stumble on a name like that in an A-to-Z dictionary or on a trendy list.

The Road to Whatever: Middle-Class Culture and the Crisis of Adolescence
by Elliott Currie
published by Metropolitan Books

In the past few years, it has become painfully clear that all is not well with the children of middle-class America. Hardly a day goes by without stories of drug use, binge drinking, destructive violence, and senseless suicides among middle-class adolescents. But the "why" of these tragedies has eluded us, until now.

Ready to Learn: How to Help Your Preschooler Succeed
by Stan Goldberg, Ph.D.
published by Oxford University Press

Written in a style that blends humor, insightful stories, and practical experience, Ready to Learn provides a flexible time-tested approach, using step-by-step strategies that will help your preschoolers become confident and love learning -- before they enter the classroom.

What Babies Say Before They Can Talk
by Paul C. Holinger, M.D., M.P.H., with Kalia Doner
published by Simon and Schuster

In What Babies Say Before They Can Talk, Paul C. Holinger, M.D., M.P.H., a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who has been studying children and their emotions for more than twenty-five years, explains how infants communicate with us, and we with them.

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