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Parenting with Love and Logic Book jacketParenting With Love and Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay

In the context of a healthy, loving relationship, “Love and Logic” parents teach their children responsibility and the logic of life by solving their own problems and providing skills for coping in the real world. There are other “Love and Logic” books for specific populations, including very young children; see the Love and Logic website.


Non Violent Communication Book jacketNonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg

A simple, yet powerful, methodology for communicating in a way that meets both parties’ needs.

Scientist in the Crib book jacketThe Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning Tells us About the Mind, by Alison Gopnik

A compelling discussion of the the latest findings about the minds of children and a provocative argument that young children resemble practicing scientists.

Gift of Failure book jacketThe Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go so Their Children can Succeed by Jessica Lahey

Lahey focuses on the critical school years when parents must learn to allow their children to experience the disappointment and frustration that occur from life’s inevitable problems so that they can grow up to be successful, resilient, and self-reliant adults.


A Path Appears Book JacketA Path Appears: Transforming Lives and Creating Opportunity by Nicolas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn

One person can make a difference, sometimes a big difference.