Summer Reading List 2023

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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 – Marc Brackett, PhD
  2. Love Centered Parenting: The No-Fail Guide to Launching Your Kids – Crystal Paine
  3. The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired – Daniel J. Seigel, MD and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD
  4. Smart But Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential – Peg Dawson, EdD & Richard Guare, PhD
  5. Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World – Madeline Levine, PhD
  6. Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence – Laurence Steinberg
  7. The Emotional Life of Teenagers: Raising Connected, Capable and Compassionate Adolescents – Lisa Damour, PhD
  8. No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising  Strong, Confident and Compassionate Girls – Katie Hurley
  9. Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen: The Essential Conversations You Need to Have with Your Kids Before They Start High School – Michelle Icard
  10. One Trusted Adult: How to Build Strong Connections & Healthy Boundaries with Young People – Brooklyn Raney
  11. Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be – Dr. Becky Kennedy
  12. Never Enough: When Achievement Culture Becomes Toxic-and What We Can Do About It – Jennifer Breheny Wallace
  13. The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children – Dr. Shefali Tsabary
  14. Middle School Makeover: Improving the Way You and Your Child Experience the Middle School Years – Michelle Icard
  15. The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence – Jessica Lahey
  16. Eight Setbacks That Can Make a Child a Success: What to Do and What to Say to Turn “Failures” into Character-Building Moments – Michelle Icard
  17. Raising Good Humans: A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids – Hunter Clarke-Fields, MSAE
  18. Parenting in the Screenage: A Guide for Calm Conversations – Delaney Ruston, MD
  19. Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Step for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents – Christine Carter, PhD
  20. Mindfulness for Children: Help Your Child to be Calm and Content from Breakfast Till Bedtime – Uz Afzal
  21. No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind – Daniel J. Siegel, MD & Tina Payne Bryson, PhD
  22. The Parents We Mean to Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children’s Moral and Emotional Development – Richard Weissbourd
  23. The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed – Jessica Lahey
  24. How to Talk to Kids about Anything: Tips, Scripts, Stories, and Steps to Make Even the Toughest Conversations Easier – Robyn Silverman, PhD
  25. The Parenting Map: Step-by-Step Solutions to Consciously Create the Ultimate Parent-Child Relationship – Dr. Shefali Tsabary
  26. The Science of Making Friends: Helping Socially Challenged Teens and Young Adults – Elizabeth Laugeson, PsyD
  27. Decoding Boys: New Science Behind the Art of Raising Sons – Cara Natterson, MD
  28. El cerebro del niño. Libro de ejercicios: Hojas de trabajo, actividades y ejercicios prácticos para cultivar la mente en desarrollo de tu hijo – Daniel J. Seigel, MD and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD
  29. Disciplina sin lágrimas – Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson, PhD
  30. Padres conscientes – Dr. Shefali Tsabary

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