Recommended Reading

Parenting Books

  • Kids, Parents and Power Struggles by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

  • Kids are Worth it by Barbara Coloroso

  • 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 by Thomas W. Phelan

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

  • Siblings without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

  • The Developing Child by Elizabeth Murphy

  • Motherstyles by Janet Penley and Diane Eble

Parents of College Students

  • Almost Grown: Launching Your Student from High School to college by Patrick Pasick

  • And One More Thing Before You Go by Maria Shriver

  • Empty Nest…Full Heart: The Journey from Home to College by Andrea Van Steenhouse

  • When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parent’s Survival Guide by Carol Barkin

  • Letting Go: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years by Karen Levin Coburn


  • Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage by John Gottman

  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert by John Gottman

  • The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family and Friendships by John Gottman

  • Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: and How You Can Make Yours Last by John Gottman

  • The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize It and How to Respond by Patricia Evans

  • The Verbally Abusive Man, Can He Change?: A Woman’s Guide to Deciding Whether to Stay or Go by Patricia Evans

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