Recommended Reading


  • Your Baby's First Year American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Caring for Your School-Age Child: Ages 5 to 12 American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Caring for Your Teenager American Academy of Pediatrics
  • My Child is Sick! Expert Advice for Managing Common Illness and Injuries Barton D. Schmitt, MD


  • New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding American Academy of Pediatrics
  • The Nursing Mother's Companion Kathleen Huggins, RN, MS
  • Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense Ellyn Satter


  • Sleeping Through the Night: How Infants, Toddlers, and Their Parents Can Get a Good Night's Sleep Jodi A. Mindell, PhD
  • Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems Richard Ferber, MD
  • Take Charge of Your Child's Sleep Judy Owen, MD
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child's Sleep: Birth Through Adolescence American Academy of Pediatrics


  • Touch Points: Birth to 3: Your Child's Emotional and Behavioral Development T. Berry Brazelton, MD
  • 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 Thomas Phelan
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk Adele Faber and Elaine Maslish
  • Siblings without Rivalry Adele Farber and Elaine Maslish
  • The Magic Years Selma Freiberg
  • Love and Logic Series by Jim Fay and Charles Fay, PhD

ADHD/Learning Disabilities

  • ADHD: A Complete and Authoritative Guide American Academy of Pediatrics
  • ADHD and Me Blake Taylor
  • A Mind at Time Mel Levine, MD


  • The World of the Autistic Kid Bryna Segal
  • Children with Autism: a Parent's Guide Michael Powers
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know Alan I. Rosenblatt and Paul S. Carbone

Allergies and Asthma

  • Guide to Your Child's Allergies and Asthma Michael Welch, MD

Puberty and Teens

  • The Care and Keeping of You: the Body Book for Girls Valerie Schaefer and Norm Bendell
  • My Body My Self for Boys Lynda Madaras and Area Madaras
  • Will Puberty Last My Whole Life: Real Answers to Real Questions from Preteens About Body Changes, Sex and other Growing-Up Stuff Julie Metzger and Robert Lehman
  • It's So Amazing!: A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley
  • Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love with Expectations and Protection with Trust K. Ginsberg, MD
  • Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers M. Riera, PhD