reading resources

Eating and Sleeping
American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child’s Nutrition;  William Dietz & Loraine Stern, editors
American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child’s Sleep;George J. Cohen, MD, ed.
On Becoming Babywise; Gary Ezzo & Richard Bucknam, MD
Solving Your Child’s Sleep Problems; Richard Ferber, MD
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding; Gwen Gotsch & Judy Torgas
The Nursing Mother’s Companion; Kathleen Huggins, et al
The Happiest Baby on the Block; Harvey Karp, MD
Feed Me, I’m Yours; Vicki Lansky
Sleeping Through the Night; Jodi A. Mindell
How to Get Your Child to Eat, But Not Too Much; Ellyn Satter
Nighttime Parenting; William Sears, MD
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child; Marc Weissbluth, MD
Good Night, Sleep Tight; The Sleep Lady’s Gentle Guide to Helping Your Child Go To Sleep, Stay Asleep and Wake Up Happy; Kim West (aka The Sleep Lady)
Super Baby Food; Ruth Yaron
Baby-Led Weaning; Gail Rapley

Attachment
Early Relationships: Parents, Infants and the Drama of EarlyAttachment; T.BerryBrazelton, MD
Infants and Mothers; T. Berry Brazelton, MD
The Magic Years; Selma Fraiburg
First Feelings; Stanley Greenspan, MD
Oneness and Separateness: From Infant to Individual; Louise Kaplan
Becoming Attached; Robert Karen
The Birth of a Mother: How the Motherhood Experience Changes You Forever; Daniel Stern
Diary of a Baby; Daniel Stern
The Myth of the Perfect Mother: Parenting Without Guilt; Jane Swigart, PhD

Play/Temperament
Baby Steps: The Whys of Your Baby’s Behavior in the First Two Years; Claire B. Kopp, PhD
Understanding Your Child’s Temperament; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The Challenging Child; Stanley Greenspan, MD
Raising Your Spirited Child; Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Games Babies Play; Vicky Lansky
The Fussy Baby; William Sears, MD
Parenting the Fussy Baby and High Need Child; William Sears, MD
Your Child At Play: Birth to One Year; Marilyn Segal
Baby Play and Learn; Penny Warner

Changing Relationships
The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the First Year; Armin Brott
When Partners Become Parents; Carolyn Pape Cowan & Phillip Cowan Becoming Parents; Judith A. Feeney, Lydia Hohaus, et al
The Girlfriend’s Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood; Vicki Iovine
Becoming Parents: How to Strengthen Your Marriage As Your Family Grows; Pamela Jordan & Scott Stanley
When Husband and Wife Become Mom and Dad; Elisa Morgan & Carol Kuykendall

Safety and Setting Limits
Kids Are Worth It; Barbara Colorosso
Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Their Parents Sane); Gavin de Becker
A Sigh of Relief: The First-Aid Handbook for Childhood Emergencies; Martin I. Green
1,2,3, Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12; Sal Severe
Baby and Child A to Z Medical Handbook; Miriam Stoppard
Positive Discipline A to Z; Jane Nelsen, Lynn Lott, H. Stephen Glenn

Adoption
Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Identity; David Brodzinsky
The Family of Adoption; Joyce Maguire
Making Sense of Adoption; A Parent’s Guide; Lois Melina
The Adoption Lifecycle; Elinor Rosenberg
Real Parents, Real Children: Parenting An Adopted Child; Holly VanGulden & Lisa Bartels Rabb
Are Those Kids Yours? American Families With Children Adopted From Other Countries; Cheri Register

Miscellaneous
The Wonder Weeks; Hetty van di Rijt, PhD
Your One– (or Two- Three-, Four-, Etc.) Year-Old; Louise Bates Ames, PhD & Frances L. Ilg, MD, the Gesell Institute of Human Development
Touchpoints; T. Berry Brazelton, MD
The Price of Motherhood; Ann Crittenden
A Life’s Work: On Becoming a Mother; Rachel Cusk
What to Expect the First Year; Arlene Eisenberg
Baby Bargains; Denise & Alan Fields
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer; Tracy Hogg
The Year After Childbirth: Enjoy Your Body, Your Relationships and Yourself in Your Baby’s First Year; Sheila Kitzinger
Child of Mine: Original Essays on Becoming a Mother; Christina Baker Kline, ed.
Surrendering to Motherhood; Iris Krasnow
The Mother Dance; Harriet Lerner
Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year; Anne Lamott
Your Baby and Child: From Birth to Age Five; Penelope Leach
The Blessing of the Skinned Knee; Wendy Mogel
The Seven Stages of Motherhood; Ann Pleshette Murphy
When Mothers Work: Loving Our Children Without Sacrificing Ourselves; Joan K. Peters
The Working Parents Help Book: Practical Advice for Dealing With the Day-to-Day Challenge of Kids and Careers; Susan Crites Price & Tom Price
The Working Parents Handbook; June Solnit Sale, Ellen Melinkoff,Kit Kollenberg (contributors)
Staying Home; From Full-Time Professional to Full-Time Parent; Darcie Sanders & Martha Bullen
The New First Three Years of Life; Burton White, MD
Misconceptions: Truth, Lies and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood; Naomi Wolf