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Parenting is one of life's greater challenges. With the right information, you'll be reading to meet the challenge head on.

The books in this selection of parenting materials have been read and recommended by clients and Psybersquarians*:

What to Expect When You're Experiencing Infertility: How to Cope With the Emotional Crisis and Survive
by Debby Peoples, Harriette Rovner Ferguson

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"The authors successfully discuss the decision-making process and emotional roller coaster that medical intervention, pregnancy loss, and adoption can bring and offer sound ideas, resources and coping methods...highly recommended." -- Library Journal

Sweet Grapes: How to Stop Being Infertile and Start Living Again
by Jean W. Carter, Michael Carter

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"This book is one of the few books I have found that focuses on the absolutely wonderful options open to couples who have battled infertility. It has helped me tremendously--now I have some tools to help me rebuild my life away from the ever-present goal of making a baby. The book deals honestly with the intense pain of infertility, then embraces the life choice of living without children in a very open and empowering way." -- User Review

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
by Mary Bray Pipher

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"With sympathy and focus she cites case histories to illustrate the struggles required of adolescent girls to maintain a sense of themselves...Pipher offers concrete suggestions for ways by which girls can build and maintain a strong sense of self." -- Publisher's Weekly

Emotionally Intelligent Parenting: How to Raise a Self-Disciplined, Responsible, Socially Skilled Child
by Maurice Elias, Steven E. Tobias, Brian S. Friedlander

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"Have you, as a parent, ever found yourself treating your children in a way you would never tolerate from someone else? The authors of 'Emotionally Intelligent Parenting' call for a new Golden Rule: Do unto your children as you would have other people do unto your children. And most important, they show us how to live by it." -- Book Description

40 Ways to Raise a Nonracist Child
by Barbara Mathias, Mary Ann French (Contributor)

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"30 years after the civil rights movement, America is still imbued with the spirit of racism. Despite the best intentions of a generation, children today are still learning the dangerous lessons of prejudice, hate and bigotry. Ultimately, the only way to rid our society of the evil of racism is to teach our children, while they're still impressionable, that color is not an indication of a person's worth. Unfortunately, many parents are at a loss as to how to do this effectively. [This book] is the perfect aid for these parents." -- Book Description

I'm Chocolate, You're Vanilla: Raising Healthy Black and Biracial Children in a Race-Conscious World
by Marguerite A. Wright

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"This guide for parents and teachers of black children offers clear, compelling, well-grounded advice on self-esteem, shatters common myths about race, and reveals practical ways adults can instill children with positive racial identities." -- Synopsis

Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (And Parents Sane)
by Gavin De Becker

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"De Becker offers a guide to fostering this fierce intelligence in kids, ourselves and our society. Everyone in contact with children should read this important book. It can help save lives." -- Publisher's Weekly

Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood
by William S. Pollack

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"Based on William Pollack's groundbreaking research at Harvard Medical School for more than two decades, 'Real Boys' explores this generation's 'silent crisis': why so many boys are sad, lonely, and confused although they may appear tough, cheerful, and confident. Pollack challenges conventional expectations about manhood and masculinity that encourage parents to treat boys as little men, raising them through a toughening process that drives their true emotions underground." -- Synopsis

The 7 Worst Things (good) Parents Do
by John C. Friel, Linda D. Friel

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"This life-changing book contains concrete, easy-to-follow steps designed to help improve the lives of both adults and children." -- Synopsis

10 Most Common Mistakes Good Parents Make: And How to Avoid Them
by Kevin, Ph.D. Steede

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"Outlining the ten ultimate 'No-No's' for parenting, Dr. Steede discusses how to avoid these common, predictable, and preventable parent traps that have such negative outcomes. Each chapter includes a self-test to reinforce those principles to parents." -- Synopsis

Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys
by Daniel J. Kindlon, Michael Thompson, Dan Kindlon, Dan Kindion, Teresa Barker (Contributor)

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"The stunning success of Reviving Ophelia, Mary Pipher's landmark book, showed a true and pressing need to address the emotional lives of girls. Now, finally, here is the book that answers our equally timely and critical need to understand our boys." -- Book Description

Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them
by James Garbarino

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"An impressively well researched, thoughtful, and helpful study of why some American boys become violent, even murderous, and about what can be done, beyond the simpleminded response of building more prisons, to prevent such behavior and to help boys when preventive efforts fail." -- Kirkus Reviews

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families: Building a Beautiful Family Culture in a Turbulent World
by Stephen R. Covey, Sandra Merrill Covey

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"From the author of the #1 bestseller 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People'--five years on the New York Times bestseller list--comes the paperback edition of his new book, offering precious lessons in creating and sustaining a strong family culture in a turbulent world." -- Synopsis

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff With Your Family: Simple Ways to Keep Daily Responsibilities and Household Chaos from Taking over Your Life
by Richard Carlson

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"From the author of the number one New York Times breakout bestsellers 'Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...And It's All Small Stuff' and 'Don't Worry, Make Money' comes 'Don't Sweat the Small Stuff with Your Family.' It's an book filled with appealing strategies for achieving a worry-free home life." -- Synopsis

The Mother Dance: How Children Change Your Life
by Harriet Lerner

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"Lerner is a serious writer with a gift for translating scholarly ideas into books that hit a nerve with lay audiences. The Mother Dance is an engaging account of her parenting experiences that will leave many mothers chuckling with recognition. Lerner's reassuring tone and intelligent advice make her book a useful addition to any parent's bookshelf." -- San Francisco Chronicle

Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World
by Zig Ziglar

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"A bestseller for three years, this is the positive thinker's guide to raising healthy, happy children. One of the most popular and respected inspirational authors, Ziglar discusses virtually every topic of concern to parents. Updated to contain new information on drug-proofing children." -- Synopsis

The Wonder of Boys: What Parents, Mentors and Educators Can Do to Shape Boys into Exceptional Men
by Michael Gurian

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"A parents' guide to raising boys offers practical steps for channeling boys' energy without accepting antisocial behavior, including advice on what parents, mentors, schools, and communities should do." -- Synopsis

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