>Recommended Reading List

Positive Discipline by Nelsen
Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline by Bailey
How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk by Faber & MazlishThe Discipline Book by Sear & Sears
Unconditional Parenting by Kohn
No More Meltdowns (on tantrums) by Baker
And Of Course – Eight Weeks to Positive Discipline by Hackney

Your Child’s Self-Esteem (love this) by Briggs
The Optomistic Child by Seligman
Positive Pushing by Taylor

Gender Issues
Why Gender Matters (way interesting) by Sax
Raising Cain (boys) by Kindlon & Thompson
Reviving Ophelia (pre-adolescent girls) by Pipher & Ross
Queen Bees and Wanna Bees (pre-adolscent girls) by Wiseman

Siblings Without Rivalry (fabulous, for everyone with more than one child) by Faber & Mazlish

Emotional Development
First Feelings by Greenspan
Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by Gottman, Declaire & Goleman
Emotional Development in Young Children (research heavy) by Denham
The Development of Emotional Competence (research heavy) by Saarni

Potty Training
The Everything Potty Training Book (like because a wide range approach) by Sonna

Social Development
Raise Your Child’s Social IQ (local author) by Cohen
The Friendship Factor (research heavy) by Rubin

Education Issues
A Mind at a Time by Levine
You Are Your Child’s First Teacher by Dancy & Baldwin

Touchpoints Birth to 3 OR 3 to 6 by Brazelton
The Preschool Years by Galinsky & David
Your One Year Old (series through Six) by Ames
The Children’s Hospital Guide to Your Child’s Health and Development

Sleep (and these are all over the place)
Sleeping Through the Night by Mindell
The No Cry Sleep Solution by Pantley
Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems by Ferber
Good Night, Sleep Tight by West & Kenen
Heathy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Weissbluth

How to Get Your Kids to Eat But Not Too Much by Satter
OR Child of Mine by Satter
Dr. Paula’s Good Nutrition Guide by Elbrit

Into the Minds of Babes (on screentime – local author) by Guernsey

The Hurried Child by Elkind
Last Child in the Woods by Louv
The New Peoplemaking by Satir
The Over-Scheduled Child by Rosenfeld & Wise
The Trouble with Perfect by Guthrie & Matthews
The Out-Of-Sync Child (on sensory issues) by Kranowitz
The Power of Parent-Child Play by Sargent
Too Much of a Good Thing (on overindulgence) by Kindlon

Author: Dr. Rene Hackney

With a MA in school psychology and a PhD in developmental psychology, I founded and work as a parent educator at Parenting Playgroups. Somewhere in there I trained in the Developmental Clinic at Children's NMC and in the public schools. I have two beautiful, funny children who make me practice what I preach most everyday.

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