Reading is a great way to learn something new, discover a new outlook, develop new habits, or just be curious about new ideas and perspectives.  We've put together a collection of book suggestions for parents, educators, and other adults that are filled with useful information, great advice, strategies you can try at home, and maybe provide a new way of looking at things.  So kick off your shoes and grab a good book.  We hope you enjoy them!

* Many of these books are available to borrow at the Barrington Area Library.  Visit for more information.

  1. Permission to Feel: The Power of Emotional Intelligence to Achieve Well-Being and Success  by Marc Brackett, PhD
  2. Love Centered Parenting: The No-Fail Guide to Launching Your Kids  by Crystal Paine
  3. The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired  by Daniel J. Seigel, MD and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD 
  4. Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World  by Deborah Reber</li
  5. Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing WorldMadeline Levine, PhD
  6. Grown and Flown: How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close as a Family & Raise Independent Adults - Lisa Heffernan & Mary Dell Harrington
  7. No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising  Strong, Confident and Compassionate Girls  by Katie Hurley
  8. Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen: The Essential Conversations You Need to Have with Your Kids Before They Start High School  by Michelle Icard
  9. One Trusted Adult: How to Build Strong Connections & Healthy Boundaries with Young People  by Brooklyn Raney
  10. Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence  by Laurence Steinberg
  11. The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children  by Dr. Shefali Tsabary
  12. Middle School Makeover: Improving the Way You and Your Child Experience the Middle School Years  by Michelle Icard
  13. The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence  by Jessica Lahey
  14. Parenting in the Screenage: A Guide for Calm Conversations  by Delaney Ruston, MD
  15. Raising Good Humans: A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids – Hunter Clarke-Fields, MSAE
  16. Decoding Boys: New Science Behind the Art of Raising Sons  by Cara Natterson, MD
  17. Mindfulness for Children: Help Your Child to be Calm and Content from Breakfast Till Bedtime  by Uz Afzal
  18. Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Step for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents  by Christine Carter, PhD
  19. The Parents We Mean to Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children's Moral and Emotional Development – Richard Weissbourd
  20. The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed  by Jessica Lahey
  21. Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Understanding Can help Your Raise Children Who Thrive  by Daniel J. Siegel, MD and Mary Hartzell, M.Ed
  22. The Science of Making Friends: Helping Socially Challenged Teens and Young Adults - Elizabeth Laugeson, PsyD
  23. What Do You Say?: How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance and a Happy Home – William Stixrud, PhD & Ned Johnson
  24. El Aprendizaje de la Felicida: 10 Oasis Para Fomentar la Felicidad en Los Ninos y en Sus Padres  by Christine Carter
  25. El cerebro del niño. Libro de ejercicios: Hojas de trabajo, actividades y ejercicios prácticos para cultivar la mente en desarrollo de tu hijo  by Daniel J. Seigel, MD and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD

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