Recommended Books

The Basics:

Your Baby’s First Year – American Academy of Pediatrics
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 – American Academy of Pediatrics
Caring for Your School-Age Child: Ages 5 to 12 – American Academy of Pediatrics
Caring for Your Teenager – American Academy of Pediatrics
Your Child’s Health: The Parents’ One-Stop Reference Guide to: Symptoms, Emergencies, Common Illnesses, Behavior Problems and Healthy Development – Barton D. Schmitt

Sleep:
Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems – Richard Ferber, M.D.
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child – Marc Weissbluth
Sleeping Through The Night: How Infants, Toddlers and Their Parents Can Get a Good Night’s Sleep – Jodi A. Mindell
American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child’s Sleep: Birth Through Adolescence – AAP

Behavior:

Chrysanthemum – Reading Aloud: A Pathway to Talking about Feelings With Young Children
The Everyday Parenting Toolkit: The Kazdin Method for Easy, Step-by-step Lasting Change for You and Your Child
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & So Kids Will Talk – Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
The Difficult Child – Stanley Turecki, M.D.
Touchpoints: Birth to 3: Your Child’s Emotional and Behavioral Development – T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.
How to Behave So Your Preschooler Will, Too! – Sal Severe
1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 – Thomas W. Phelan
The Explosive Child: A New Approach to Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated and Chronically Inflexible Children

Breastfeeding:
New Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding – American Academy of Pediatrics
The Nursing Mother’s Companion – Kathleen Huggins, R.N., M.S.

Vaccine Information:
Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All – Dr. Paul Offit
The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science and Fear – Seth Mnookin

Puberty:
The Everyday Parenting Toolkit:The Kazdin Method for Easy, Step-by-step Lasting Change for You and Your Child
The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls – Valorie Schaefer and Norm Bendell
It’s So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies and Families – Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley

Bedwetting
Seven Steps to Nighttime Dryness – Renee Mercer, CPNP

ADHD:
Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood to Adulthood – Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.