Child Development and Parenting
A lot of these books are on child development or some aspect of development. Others are about behavior problems: how to understand them and how to deal with them. Most of these books I have read myself, but some I have only sampled. I list these books because I think they have good points and are based on good experience, good research, or by a well-respected person in their world of expertise. There are so many books out there that it might take years to read them all! Therefore, this list does not contain every good and helpful book out there. If you have a favorite that is not on this list, please don’t be upset or worried about that. This is just a list of some books I have found useful in my journey as a child and adolescent psychiatrist.
Books - in no particular order
- The Attachment Connection, Parenting a Secure & Confident Child Using the Science of Attachment Theory, by Ruth P. Newton, Ph.D., (2008).
- Magic Trees of the Mind, How to Nurture Your Child’s Intelligence, Creativity, and Healthy Emotions from Birth Through Adolescence, by Marian Diamond, Ph.D., and Janet Hopson, (1998).
- Your Child: What Every Parent Needs To Know: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and When to Seek Help, First Edition, (1998), American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. New York: Harper Collins Publishers. (This is written for new parents in an easy to understand language.)
- Your Adolescent: Emotional, Behavioral, and cognitive Development from Early Adolescence through the Teen Years, by David Pruitt Editor in Chief. (1999) American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. New York: Harper Collins Publishers.
- Parenting from the Inside Out: How a deeper self-understanding can help you raise children who thrive, by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and Mary Hartzell, M. Ed., (2003).
- Becoming The Parent You Want to Be: A sourcebook of Strategies for the First Five years, by Laura Davis & Janis Keyser, (1997).
- The Developing Mind, How Relationships and The Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are, by Daniel J. Siegel, (2012).
- The Difficult Child, by Stanley Turecki, M.D.