A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality Nicolosi 2002 Submitter: I found this oldie when I was helping a patron prepare for a high school presentation on queer issues. I was embarrassed that we not only own this but that it
Sex Is Not A Four-Letter Word! Miller 1994 This isn’t too bad for the time. This book is surprising as well, since this is the first one I have had on this site that is Christian (Catholic) based and NOT
Your Two Year Old Terrible or Tender Ames and IIg 1976 Who doesn’t love the subtitle of “Terrible or Tender”? We featured a book from this series back in 2010 called Your Three Year Old: Friend or Enemy. This was
Parenting Teens in a MySpace World
Clark and Clark
The title alone makes this book weed worthy. However, the idea of this book is still pretty good. The book is written for parents about the realities of an Internet driven world for teens. For 2007, this was an excellent choice for parents looking for a parenting guide for the world that had Internet and social media. I also liked that for a Christian oriented theme, it offers more than “hopes and prayers” or lock up your kids and take away the Internet advice. Non Christian parents would also find this book helpful. Clark published Hurt 2.0 in 2011 and it looks like he is picking up on the themes from this book.
I remember doing an “Internet for Parents” type of seminar in the early days of social media. I remember a woman asking me to look for her daughter on MySpace and was horrified to read what was public information. This book would have been completely appropriate for those parents.
Watermelons Not War! Cloud, Deegan, Evans, Imam, and Signer 1984 Evidently the authors felt that it was important for parents to talk to children about possible nuclear annihilation. For context, nuclear accidents and war were constantly in the news at
Between Parent & Teenager Ginott 1969 Ginott was the expert on child psychology and was rather groundbreaking in his approach to communication with children and teens. Ginott advocated compassionate talking and staying away from blaming the child. He also believed
You Can’t Do It All Ideas that work for mothers who work Lew 1986 Books like this make me mad. They particularly made me mad in the late 1980s and early 90s when I was in child hell. I would
Awaken the Genius in Your Child
Tauraso and Batzler
The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale was the 1950s answer to self-help. It has been recycled through books like The Secret (2006) and a host of other self help gurus. This basic philosophy is about have a mental attitude where one expects good things to happen and that energy will be transformed into actual good things. This book takes that philosophy to children and parents. I see some serious problems as a parenting philosophy and the amount of guilt that might fall on parents and kids. I keep thinking this is the parenting version of this book. You will have great kids if you just BELIEVE it and wish only positive outcomes.