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Bibliography on Parenting *

Books by Stanley Greenspan

cover®The Challenging Child: Understanding, Raising, and Enjoying the Five “Difficult” Types of Children, Stanley I Greenspan, 1995 Perseus Books, 800-242-7737  

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The Child With Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth. 1997, by Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D. & Serena Wieder, Ph.D. Available in local bookstores and from publisher, Perseus Books, 800-242-7737.

First Feelings, Stanley Greenspan and Nancy Greenspan New York: Penguin Books, 1985. About the development of emotion birth through age four.

General Parenting

®Children: The Challenge, Rudolf Dreikurs and Vicki Soltz New York: Penguin Books, 1990 (originally published 1964). This is the best book on child rearing ever written. Lots of good examples; respectful philosophy that works. Strategy: Read the first six chapters and then pick and choose what looks interesting. Good index. Great bathroom book.

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Books About Boys

The Men They Will Become, Eli Newberger, Perseus, 1999

The Wonder of Boys,  Michael Gurian

A Fine Young Man,  Michael Gurian. About adolescent boys.

Mothers, Sons & Lovers, Michael Gurian Primarily written for men. See “Part One: How a Son’s Relationship with His Mother Affects the Rest of His Life.”

Raising Boys, Steve Biddulph, 1998

Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys, Daniel J. Kindlon, et al. (About adolescent boys)

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

®Speaking of Boys: Answers to the Most-Asked Questions About Raising Sons, Michael, Ph.D. Thompson, Teresa Barker (Contributor), Joanne Wyckoff (Editor)

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