Parenting Books

Children don’t come with instruction manuals, unfortunately. So when you have a question about behavior, nutrition, development or any of the myriad other parenting worries, it’s nice to have a resource for answers.

The teachers and principals at Stepping Stone School are always ready to help with your questions. We also have a list of favorite books to which we refer often! Many of these can be found at your child’s school and are available to borrow.

  • Discipline for Life, Getting It Right with Children – Madelyn Swift
  • Disease-Proof Your Child: Feeding Kids Right – Joel Fuhrman, MD
  • Emotional Intelligence – Daniel Goleman
  • Happiest Baby on the Block – Harvey Karp
  • Happiest Toddler on the Block – Harvey Karp
  • Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child – Marc Weissbluth, MD
  • How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character – Paul Tough
  • How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk – Adele Faber,  Elaine Mazlish
  • Learning to Listen, Listening to Learn: Building Essential Skills in Young Children – Mary Renck Jalongo
  • Liberated Parents, Liberated Children: Your Guide to a Happier Family – Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish
  • Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs – Ellen Galinsky
  • Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive – Daniel Siegel
  • Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul – Stuart Brown, MD
  • Positive Discipline for Preschoolers – Jane Nelson, Ed.D.
  • Positive Discipline: The First Three Years – Jane Nelsen Ed.D, Cheryl Erwin, Roslyn Ann Duffy
  • Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues – Lindsey Biel, M.A., Nancy Peske
  • Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent and Energetic – Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
  • Super-parenting for ADD: An Innovative Approach to Raising Your Distracted Child – Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
  • The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness: Five Steps to Help Kids Create and Sustain Lifelong Joy – Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
  • The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder – Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A.
  • The Power of Guidance: Teaching Social Emotional Skills in Early Childhood Classrooms – Dan Gartrell
  • The World According to Mister Rogers – Fred Rogers
  • Transition Magician for Families: Helping Parents and Children with Everyday Routines – Chvojicek, Henthorne, Larson