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Book Recommendations for Parents

*How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk : 20th Anniversary Edition by Adele Faber (Author), Elaine Mazlish (Author) (Paperback; October 5, 1999)

*Staying Connected to Your Teenager: How to Keep Them Talking to You and How to Hear What They’re Really Saying by Michael Riera (Paperback; April 15, 2003)

*Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence by Rosalind Wiseman (Paperback; March 4, 2003)

Uncommon Sense for Parents With Teenagers by Michael Riera (Paperback; May 1995)

*Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall: A Parent’s Guide to the New Teenager, Revised and Updated by Anthony E. Wolf (Paperback; August 1, 2002)

*Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls (Ballantine Reader’s Circle) by Mary Pipher (Mass Market Paperback; October 1, 2002)

Parenting Teens With Love & Logic: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood by Fay Jim, et al (Hardcover; July 1993)

*Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons (Paperback; April 2003)

Kick Me: Adventures in Adolescence by Paul Feig (Paperback; September 24, 2002)

*The Freedom Writers Diary : How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them by Freedom Writers, Zlata Filipovic (Paperback; October 12, 1999)

The Primal Teen: What the New Discoveries About the Teenage Brain Tell Us About Our Kids by Barbara Strauch (Hardcover; March 18, 2003)

Preparing for Adolescence by James C. Dobson (Paperback; July 1999)

Positive Discipline for Teenagers: Empowering Your Teens and Yourself Through Kind and Firm Parenting by Jane Nelsen, Lynn Lott (Paperback; April 2000)

*Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood by William S. Pollack (Paperback; April 1999)

The Five Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman (Paperback; March 2001)

Parenting Teenagers: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting of Teens (STEP) by Sr. Don Dinkmeyer, et al (Paperback; 1998)

*I’m Not Mad, I Just Hate You!: A New Understanding of Mother-Daughter Conflict by Roni Cohen, Phd Sandler, et al (Paperback; February 28, 2000)

A Tribe Apart: A Journey into the Heart of American Adolescence (Ballantine Reader’s Circle) by Patricia Hersch (Preface) (Paperback; August 1999)

Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens and Teens Get Ready for the Real World
by Teresa, Ph.D. Bolick, Kimberly Marooney (Hardcover; September 2001)

Teenagers With ADD: A Parents’ Guide (The Special-Needs Collection) by Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, Chris A. Zeigler Dendy (Paperback; October 1995)

Your Ten to Fourteen Year Old by Louise Bates Ames, et al (Paperback; March 1989)

Schoolgirls: Young Women, Self-Esteem, and the Confidence Gap by Peggy Orenstein (Paperback; October 1995)

Parents Teens and Boundaries: How to Draw the Line by Jane, Ph.D. Bluestein (Paperback; December 1993)

*A Fine Young Man: What Parents, Mentors, and Educators Can Do to Shape Adolescent Boys in Exceptional Men by Michael Gurian (Paperback; April 1, 1999)

Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy! Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind by Michael J. Bradley, Carroll O’Connor (Hardcover; September 2001)

*Our Last Best Shot: Guiding Our Children Through Early Adolescence by Laura Sessions Stepp (Paperback; August 7, 2001)

When We’re In Public, Pretend You Don’t Know Me: Surviving Your Daughter’s Adolescence so You Don’t Look like an Idiot and She Still Talks to You by Susan Borowitz (Paperback; April 2003)

*Ophelia Speaks : Adolescent Girls Write About Their Search for Self by Sara Shandler (Author) (Paperback; June 1999)

The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon (3rd edition) by David Elkind, Ph.D., David Elkind (Paperback; April 10, 2001)

Positive Peer Culture by Harry H. Vorrath, Larry K. Brendtro (Paperback; June 1985)

Parent in Control by Gregory Bodenhamer, Betsy Radin (Editor) (Paperback; October 1995)

YELL-Oh Girls! Emerging Voices Explore Culture, Identity, and Growing Up Asian American by Vickie Nam (Author) (Paperback; August 2001)

*The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls by Joan Jacobs Brumberg (Paperback; October 1998)

*Real Teens: A Contemporary Snapshot of Youth Culture by George Barna (Paperback; October 2001)

Surviving Your Adolescents: How to Manage and Let Go of Your 13-18 Year Olds by Thomas W. Phelan Ph.D. (Paperback; October 1998)

For Such a Time as This: The Disciplines of Destiny by Lisa Ryan (Author) (Paperback; July 30, 2001)

Teenagers: Preparing for the Real World by Chad Foster (Paperback; May 1995)

Before She Gets Her Period: Talking With Your Daughter About Menstruation by Jessica B. Gillooly, et al (Paperback; May 1998)

The Seven Cries of Today’s Teens: Hearing Their Hearts, Making the Connection by Tim Smith, et al (Paperback; February 2003)

On Becoming Preteen Wise: Parenting Your Child from 8-12 Years by Gary Ezzo, et al (Paperback; November 2001)

*But I Love Him: Protecting Your Teen Daughter from Controlling, Abusive Dating Relationships by Jill Murray (Author) (Paperback; September 18, 2001)

The WAR AGAINST BOYS: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men by Christina Hoff Sommers (Paperback; June 2001)

Study Guide to Accompany the Developing Person: Through Childhood and Adolescence by Kathleen Stassen Berger, Richard O. Straub (Paperback; February 2000)

Girls on the Verge by Vendela Vida (Paperback; June 2000)

Daily Reflections for Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey (Paperback; November 16, 1999)

Parenting Today’s Adolescent Helping Your Child Avoid The Traps Of The Preteen And Teen Years by Dennis Rainey (Author), et al (Paperback; March 5, 2002)

The Underground Guide to Teenage Sexuality: An Essential Handbook for Today’s Teens & Parents by Michael J. Basso (Paperback; April 1997)

*Unhappy Teenagers: A Way for Parents and Teachers to Reach Them by William Glasser (Author) (Hardcover; April 30, 2002)

Anger: How to Help Children and Teens Manage Their Anger by Bernard, Ph.D. Golden (Hardcover; November 2002)