New in 2018! We’re dedicated to providing you with real advice and recommendations for current books on the market. That’s why one of our providers reads a new book every month and we host a Staff Book Club to review those books and share the pros, cons, and overall recommendations. Check out our recommended books and your pediatricians’ book review below!

Infants and Toddlers
Creative Resources for Infants & Toddlers – Judy Herr & Terri Swim
It’s No Accident: Breakthrough Solutions to your Child’s Wetting, Constipation, UTIs, and Other Potty Problems – Steve Hodges & Suzanne Schlosberg
The Magic Years: Understanding and Handling the Problems of Early Childhood – Selma Fraiberg
Making the Terrible Twos Terrific – John Rosemond
Toddler Taming – Christopher Green
1,2,3 Magic – Thomas W. Phelan

Children
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk – Adele Faber
Caring for Your School Aged Child: Ages 5-12 – American Academy of Pediatrics
Setting Limits: How to Raise Responsible, Independent Children by Providing Clear Boundaries – Robert J. Mackenzie
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character – Paul Tough
Teaching Your Child the Language of Social Success – Marshall P. Duke
Building Resilience in Children and Teens – Kenneth R. Ginsburg
Changing Problem Behavior in Schools – Alex Molnar & Barbara Lindquist

Adolescents
Caring for Your Teenager: The Complete and Authoritative Guide – American Academy of Pediatrics
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens – Sean Covey
How to Raise and Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success – Julie Lythcott-Haims
Less Stress, More Success: A New Approach to Guiding your Teen through College Admissions – Kenneth R. Ginsburg & Marilee Jones
10 Talk Parents Must Have with their Children about Sex and Character – Pepper Schwartz & Dominic Cappello

Puberty
It’s Not the Stork! A Book about Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families & Friends – Robie H. Harris (ages 4-8)
The Care and Keeping of You (American Girl) – Valorie Schaefer (ages 8+)
The Care and Keeping of You 2: Body Book for Older Girls – Cara Natterson (ages 10+)
The Guide, Period – Naama Bloom (ages 10-14)
It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health – Robie H. Harris (ages 10-14)
Boy’s Guide to Becoming a Teen – American Medical Association (ages 9-11)
Boy’s Body Book: Everything You Need to Know – Kelli Dunham (ages 9-12)

 

Reviews

1,2,3 Magic by Thomas W. Phelan, M.D.

  • Review provided by Natalia Darling, PA-C. This is a great book for parents who are struggling to establish an effective and concise way of disciplining their child or children or whose children are becoming so out of control that they are “running the house”.  The method/system they present is easy to learn and enact and has been around and proven effective for many years. This book has focused sections on many challenge areas including discipline in public, sibling rivalry, going to sleep and staying in bed, homework, and chores.What we love about this book is that it is easy to read, simple discipline method to enact, dedicated sections and chapters for specific challenging situations, and the scenarios and comics are interspersed to keep the reader’s interest. The book is repetitive and unnecessarily wordy but overall if you’re struggling with discipline this is a great book to pick-up. Click here to purchase.

It’s No Accident: Breakthrough Solutions to Your Child’s Wetting, Constipation, UTIs, and Other Potty Problems by Steve Hodges & Suzanne Schlosberg

  • Review provided by Dr. Caren Glassman. Increasingly, we are seeing children with these various issues and our experience aligns with Dr. Hodges: there are a lot of kids who are withholding urine and stool and therefore experiencing wetting, infections and the like.  This book is a quick read and within a few chapters, you will know if he is describing your child.  He offers a full explanation of how to fix these issues, many of which we endorse, but check with us prior to starting any drastic regimens.  Towards the end of the book, Dr. Hodges discusses his opinion as to why these problems are epidemic.  I found his take on supervising the newly toilet trained toddler to be an interesting idea.  Any parent who has wondered if their child’s accidents are due to a child’s misbehavior should read this book! Click here to purchase.

How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

  • Review provided by Dr. Jeremy Fishelberg. This book is fantastic.  It should be required reading for all parents with young children and adolescents.   It is written in a very accessible way with practical examples, anecdotes, and testimonials.  There are exercises and activities for the reader to encourage you to think about what you’re reading and how it applies to your children and your parenting.  It is easy and enjoyable reading with excellent reminders and summaries to keep all of the useful tools you’re learning fresh in your mind.  I loved reading this book and have put it to great use with my own children. Click here to purchase.

The Guide, Period by Naama Bloom

  • Review provided by Dr. Heather Davies. A new release explaining everything puberty to the modern girl.  The founder of Helloflo, Ms. Bloom delivers an honest, nonsugar-coated, guide for girls discussing topics from body hair and its removal to menstruation and sanitary options to brain changes that affect decision making, and everything in between. This book does a beautiful job reassuring girls that they are not alone in what they are experiencing and that they are normal. While this book does not discuss reproduction, it is written to a level appropriate for middle school readers and above who have already been introduced to basic puberty concepts.  It would not be our first choice as a girl’s introduction to the concepts of puberty and menstruation. The book has medically accurate, up to date information that our girls need to know.  And quite honestly, many moms might even learn a thing or two from reading this book! Click here to purchase.

I Have a Question About Death:  A Book for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Other Special Needs- Click here to purchase.

  • Review provided by Dr. Caren Glassman. Death and divorce are difficult topics for any parent to explain to any child.  All children, but especially children with autism spectrum disorder or other special needs, are concrete thinkers and need support understanding and interpreting emotions.  These books provide simple words for complex emotions.  They anticipate the questions that all children have an offer parents a language for discussion.  No parent is trained in discussing death or divorce with children and they are particularly challenged when their own emotions are running high.  These books are a great resource for all children (and many adults).