May 23 / Simcha

Recommended Reading for Parents of Teens

Several clients and friends have asked for recommendations for good books on parenting adolescents. I hope you find this list helpful.


forbesBeyond Consequences, Logic, and Control: A Love-Based Approach to Helping Attachment-Challenged Children With Severe Behaviors (2006)



forbe_dareDare to Love: The Art of Merging Science and Love Into Parenting Children with Difficult Behaviors (2009)
Heather T. Forbes



riera_stayStaying Connected To Your Teenager: How To Keep Them Talking To You And How To Hear What They’re Really Saying (2003)
Michael Riera



riera_senseUncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers (3rd edition, 2013)
Michael Riera




positivedisciplinePositive Discipline for Teenagers: Empowering Your Teens and Yourself Through Kind and Firm Parenting (Revised 3rd edition, 2012)
Jane Nelson & Lynn Lott



kastner_calmGetting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens + Teens (2009)
Laura S. Kastner & Jennifer Wyatt



bradley_crazyYes, Your Teen is Crazy!: Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind (2002)
Michael J. Bradley



opheliaReviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls (2005)
Mary Pipher & Ruth Ross