Recommended Reading

Our Favorite Books

Playful Parenting.  Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D.  Ballentine Books, New York, New York.  2001.

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting. Dr Laura Markham. Perigee Trade, New York, New York.

Parenting-from-the-Inside-OutParenting from the Inside Out, How a Deeper Self-­Understanding Can Help You  Raise Children Who Thrive.  Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Mary Hartzell, M. Ed.  Penguin Group, Inc. New York, New York.  2004.

A General Theory of Love.  Thomas Lewis, M.D., Fari Amini, M.D., Richard Lannon, M.D. Vintage Books, Random House, New York.  2001


We also highly recommend the following books and articles


Oppostie of Worry Larry CohenThe Opposite of Worry: The Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fears  Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D.

The War Against Parents, What We Can Do for America’s Beleaguered Moms and Dads.  Silvia Ann Hewlett and Cornel West.  Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, New York.  1998.

The Neuroscience of Human Relationships: Attachment and the Developing Social Brain.  Louis Cozolino, Norton, 2006.

Parent-Child Connectedness, Implications for Research, Interventions, and Positive Impacts on Adolescent Health.  N. Lezin, L, Rolleri, S. Bean, and J. Taylor.  ETR Associates, Scotts Valley, CA. 2004.

The Aware Baby. (Revised Edition) Aletha J. Solter, Ph.D. Shining Star Press, Goleta, California.  2001.

The Art of Roughhousing.  Anthony T. DeBenedet, M.D. and Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D.   Quirk Books, Philadelphia, PA.  2010.

The Developing Mind: Toward a Neurobiology of Interpersonal Experience.  Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.  Guilford Press, New York, New York.  1999.

41noFv7bBTL._SX327_BO1,204,203,200_Being a Brain-Wise Therapist. Bonnie Badenoch. W.W. Norton & Company, New York, New York. 2008.

The Shelter of Each Other: Rebuilding Our Families.  Mary Pipher, Ph.D., Ballentine Books, Random House Press, 1996.

Better Parents, Better Spouses, Better People (Wired to Connect: Dialogues on Social Intelligence, 2) [Audiobook].  Daniel J. Siegel and Daniel Goleman.  More Than Sound Productions, 2007.

The Neurobiology of “We”: How Relationships, the Mind, and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are (Sounds True Audio Learning Course) [Audiobook].  Daniel J. Siegel.  Guilford Press – 2012.

Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five.  John Medina.  Seattle, WA: Pear, 2010.

The Irreducible Needs of Children, What Every Child Must Have to Grow, Learn, and Flourish. T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. and Stanley Greenspan M.D. Perseus Publishing, Cambridge Massachusetts.  2000.

Your Child’s SelfEsteem:The Key to Life. Dorothy Corkille Briggs. Dolphin Books, Doubleday & Company, Garden City, New York.  1975.

Helping Young Children Flourish. Aletha J. Solter, Ph.D. Shining Star Press. Goleta, California.  1989.

Articles and Scholarly Papers

“Corporal Punishment by Parents and Associated Child Behaviors and Experiences: A Meta-­‐Analytic and Theoretical Review.”  Elizabeth Gershoff, Psychological Bulletin 2002. Vol. 128, No. 4 539-­579. American Psychological Association, 2002.

“Listening to Children: A New Approach to Parent Support, Education and Empowerment.”  Randi Wolfe, Ph.D. Family Science Review, 12 (4), November 1999.

“Toward An Interpersonal Neurobiology of the Developing Mind: Attachment Relationships, ‘Mindsight,’ and Neural Integration.”  Daniel J. Siegel,. M.D. UCLA School of Medicine. Infant Mental Health Journal, Vol. 22(1-­‐2), 67-­‐94 (2001). Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health.  2001.


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