Parenting

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WEBSITES

Parenting Guidelines from Challenge Success
Common-sense tips are based on children’s known developmental needs and recent research on child and adolescent well-being. What you can do immediately to support healthy development and prepare your child for real success.

Fostering Reliance
Resilience is the capacity to rise above difficult circumstances, allowing our children to exist in this less-than-perfect world, while moving forward with optimism and confidence.  Based on the work of Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, MD, MS.Ed. and pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania, this website helps to prepare children and teens to thrive through both good and challenging times.

Your Teen Magazine for Parents
Your Teen is a leading source for parents seeking high-quality information and advice about raising teenagers.  The website includes daily updates covering news, expert advice, blog posts and much more. Search their database of hundreds of articles—or browse their sections on drugs & alcohol, health, school, relationships and technology, news, expert advice, blog posts and much more.  Podcasts and videos of their latest parenting events are also available at www.yourteenmag.com.

Positive Parenting Solutions
From backtalk to bedtimes.  Tantrums to power-struggles.  Toddlers to teens.  Get the help you need to feel empowered and proud at how you handle anything parenthood throws your way, and raise strong, respectful, considerate, and even helpful children.  And you can start today.  No cost.  No stress.  Just real-world solutions you can implement immediately to create a happier home.

How to Raise An Adult
Based on the teachings of Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of the book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free from the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success.

Grown and Flown
Wonderful parenting advice covering a wide range of issue related to raising kids ages 15-25.  Grown and Flown writes about topics including high school, social media, midlife, college, coming home, good parenting, bad parenting, and lessons learned from other parents and grandparents.

 

BOOKS

The Dolphin Way: A Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, and Motivated Kids-Without Turning into a Tiger
by Dr. Shimi Kang
In this inspiring book, Harvard-trained child and adult psychiatrist and expert in human motivation Dr. Shimi Kang provides a guide to the art and science of inspiring children to develop their own internal drive and a lifelong love of learning. Drawing on the latest neuroscience and behavioral research, Dr. Kang shows why pushy “tiger parents” and permissive “jellyfish parents” actually hinder self-motivation. She proposes a powerful new parenting model: the intelligent, joyful, playful, highly social dolphin. Dolphin parents focus on maintaining balance in their children’s lives to gently yet authoritatively guide them toward lasting health, happiness, and success.  

 

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed
by Jessica Lehey
Lahey’s conversational tone, combined with research and narratives from both children and parents, delivers in-depth insight into the value of mistakes. With chapters on specific age groups (middle schoolers and high schoolers) and hot-button issues, such as household chores, homework, and friendships, any parent who needs assistance reining in the supermom tendencies will find sound advice here. - Library Journal  Read more...

 

Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love with Expectations and Protection with Trust
by Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD
Dr. Ginsburg's previous work includes Building Resilience in Children and Teens which offers a comprehensive overview of strategies to build resilience and promote the kind of traits that lead to our children becoming happy, successful adults. This book offers a deeper dive into two fundamental questions over which parents struggle: 1) How do I give my child the unconditional love he needs to thrive, while also holding him to high expectations? and 2) How do I protect my child while also letting her learn life's lessons?  Read more...

 

How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success
by Julie Lythcott-Haims
A provocative manifesto that exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternate philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood.  Read more...

 

 

The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults
by Fransen E. Jensen, MD
Dr. Frances E. Jensen is chair of the department of neurology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. As a mother, teacher, researcher, clinician, and frequent lecturer to parents and teens, she is in a unique position to explain to readers the workings of the teen brain. Dr. Jensen gathers what we’ve discovered about adolescent brain function, wiring, and capacity and explains the science in the contexts of everyday learning and multitasking, stress and memory, sleep, addiction, and decision-making.  In this groundbreaking yet accessible book, these findings also yield practical suggestions that will help adults and teenagers negotiate the mysterious world of adolescent development.  

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