How Children Succeed

Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

By Paul Tough: Character, not smarts, makes children successful, argues Paul Tough. The good news is that character can be taught. He tells us how in a series of real-life examples. 231 pages. ©2012. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

I Love You Rituals

By Becky A. Bailey, Ph.D: This book delivers more than 70 delightful rhymes and games for parents, teachers and caregivers to do with children that support healthy relationships and development. The games are geared for infants through age eight. The rituals are... 208 pages. ©2000. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Not Quite Adults

Why 20-Somethings are Choosing a Slower Path to Adulthood and Why It’s Good for Everyone

By Richard Settersten and Barbara E. Ray: Eight years of research help paint a portrait of a generation that’s making a slower, more calculated transition into adulthood — with results that benefit all. A review of this book is available. 239 pages. ©2010. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Our Kids

The American Dream in Crisis

By Robert D. Putnam: Putnam begins with his high school class of 1959 in Port Clinton, Ohio. The vast majority of those students — "our kids" — went on to lives better than those of their parents. But their children and grandchildren have had harder lives amid... 386 pages. ©2015. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Taking Care of Your Child

A Parent's Illustrated Guide to Complete Medical Care

By Robert H. Pantell: For 30+ years, this go-to guide has helped millions of families keep their children healthy. It’s now updated with the most recent advances in health care. Look up a symptom to find an explanation of probable causes, how to treat the... 574 pages. ©2015. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

By Sean Covey: “Be proactive” and “Think win-win” are just two of the habits this author encourages teens to embrace. Covey’s advice follows the philosophy that actions should be based on principles, not friends or parental... 288 pages. ©2014. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook, Spanish

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog

And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook

By Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. and Maia Szalavitz: Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry details how early-life stress and violence afftects the developing brain. His discoveries contradict the precept that children are emotionally resilient and will outgrow insults to their psyches. On the... 417 pages. ©2017. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

The Deepest Well

Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity

By Nadine Burke Harris M.D.: This book looks at how childhood stress can lead to lifelong health problems and what we can do about it. The author delivers both scientific insight, including the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study, and moving... 251 pages. ©2018. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook

The Purpose of Boys

Helping Our Sons Find Meaning, Significance, and Direction in Their Lives

By Michael Gurian: Gurian reveals how important purpose is for the success and happiness of boys and explains how a boy’s core personality, nature and genetic predisposition function to create both strengths and weaknesses in his ... 264 pages. ©2010. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

The Read-Aloud Handbook

By Jim Trelease: Effective early childhood development is an essential component in raising successful kids, and teaching young children to love reading is a great way to start. Get practical suggestions to help you integrate reading... 340 pages. ©2006. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook