These are books that may be helpful in learning about certain topics. Please contact me via email if you have suggestions for additional helpful books. 


  • Dellasega, Cheryl: Girl Wars: 12 Strategies That Will End Female Bullying
  • Kindlon, Dan & Thompson, Michael: Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys 
  • Pipher, Mary & Ross, Ruth: Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
  • Pollack, William: Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood


  • Bowlby, John: Attachment and Loss (3 separate volumes below)
  • Volume I: Attachment
  • Volume II: Separation: Anxiety and Anger
  • Volume III: Loss: Sadness and Depression


  • Samenow, Stanton: In the Best Interest of the Child


  • Abrahms-Spring, Janis: After the Affair
  • Barbach, Lonnie: Going the Distance
  • Johnson, Susan: Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love


  • Chodron, Pema: When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times
  • Kabat-Zinn, Jon: Wherever You Go There You Are


  • Glasser, Howard & Easley, Jennifer: Transforming the Difficult Child
  • Siegel, Daniel: Parenting from the Inside Out
  • Nelson, Jane: Positive Discipline

Stepfamily Issues

  • Bisacre, Paula with Vincenty, Laurel: Journal for Stepmoms  
  • Papernow, Patricia: Becoming a Stepfamily
  • Visher, Emily & Visher, John: Stepfamilies: Myths and Realities


  • Bass, Ellen & Davis, Laura: Courage to Heal
  • Herman, Judith: Trauma and Recovery
  • Matsakis, Aphrodite: Trust After Trauma: A Guide to Relationships for Survivors and Those Who Love Them