We have consolidated our books on parenting and moved them to the children's room. Check it out and email us with suggestions.
Some of our new titles:
The Trouble with Boys
Peg Tyre interviewed hundreds of parents, teachers, kids and experts and looked at her own two sons in her quest to examine how the educational system is failing boys. Boys get expelled from preschool nearly five times more often than girls; in elementary school, they're diagnosed with learning disorders four times as often. By eighth grade huge numbers are reading below basic level. They're heavily outnumbered in AP classes and account for less than 43% of those enrolled in college. The Trouble with Boys suggests reasons for this disparity and offers an educational manifesto for change.
The Price of Privilege
Madeline Levine has been a practicing psychologist for twenty-five years. In her book she details her recent experience with affluent but unhappy teenagers. These teens were bright, socially skilled, and loved by their affluent parents but nonetheless suffered severe emotional problems. Numerous studies have shown that privileged adolescents experience high rates of depression, anxiety disorders and substance abuse. In her book, Levine offers practical advice, empathy and candor.
The Teen Whisperer
Mike Linderman is a teen therapist and a real-life cowboy. He works with some of the country's most troubled teens, approaching them with a unique blend of down-home honesty and straight-talk discipline.Most of the teens Mike treats are angry, abused, violent, and dangerous, yet he has achieved extraordinary success with them, helping to turn their lives around and earning him the nickname the "Teen Whisperer."
In this book, he shares the secrets behind his success with parents everywhere, demonstrating how his regimen of hard work, integrity, and effective communication has turned seriously at-risk kids into loving, well-balanced, and productive teens.
Have you read this article...
"The Best kids' books ever." by Nicholas D. Kristof from The New York Times, July 5, 2009
Kristof wrote, "...Pry your kids away from the keyboard and the television this summer, and get them reading. Let me help by offering my list of the Best Children's Books--Ever!"
"1) Charlotte's Web, The story of the spider who saves her friend, the pig, is the kindest representation of an arthropod in literary history."
"2) The Hardy Boys series. Yes, I hear the snickers. But I devoured them myself and have known so many kids for whom these were the books that got them excited about reading. The first in the series is weak, but House on a Cliff is a good opener. (As for Nancy Drew, I yawned over her, but she seems to turn girls into Supreme Court justices. Among her fans as kids were Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor."
We have the entire list in the library.