We surveyed our providers and have compiled a list of their most favorite books they wish all parents knew about. We encourage you to head to the library, charge your kindle, or fire up your Audible account for inspiration in your parenting journey!
Dr. Scott Spencer recommends Babes in the Woods: Hiking, Camping, & Boating With Babies and Young Children by Jennifer Aist
“This is practical advice for adventurous parents who want to experience the outdoors with their children. These well-organized chapters offer tips and ingenious solutions for enjoyable day hikes, car camping and base camping trips, backpacking adventures, and boating excursions."
Dr. Mari Kay Evans-Smith recommends Deviced! Balancing Life and Technology in a Digital World by Doreen Dodgen-Magee
“This book was transformational for me this year. It is not just a book of doom and gloom about the terrible impact of electronics but offers very doable suggestions for a balanced life. It offers empowerment and hope for a different way to live while being attentive to both our online life and our embodied life.”
Dr. Peter Reed recommends Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman
"I like Pamela Druckerman’s Bringing Up Bébé for many reasons. First and foremost, the writing is good; it’s a fun read. Druckerman adroitly describes a French style of parenting that combines high expectations and self-determination. From babies “doing their nights” to school-age children eating their veggies and fromage politely at the table, Bringing Up Bébé offers guidance on when to let go (hint: most of the time) and when to dig in.”
Dr. Justin Bush recommends Super-parenting for ADD: An Innovative Approach to Raising Your Distracted Child by Edward Hallowell, M.D. and Peter Jensen, M.D.
"In helping youth and their parents with ADHD succeed over the years, a great read to consider this summer is Super-parenting for ADD: An Innovative Approach to Raising Your Distracted Child by Edward Hallowell, M.D. and Peter Jensen, M.D. My research and therapeutic practice focuses on promoting children’s strengths and this book’s overall tone is spot on. Its matter-of-fact approach to the challenges of a “Ferrari Engine for a Brain with Bicycle Brakes” is practical yet refreshing and motivating. Its overarching emphasis is on empowering children and building them up while teaching them how to work with challenges and lagging skills."
Dr. Bruce Birk recommends Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems: New, Revised, and Expanded Edition by Richard Ferber
"A lot of the more modern sleep books get bogged down in complexity but Ferber not only sticks to basics, his methods are the most scientifically grounded of them all. Moreover, he did the research himself that generated the methods he developed. Sometimes you have to learn from the master. This book helps give parents an understanding of childhood sleep and development and is best read even before you have kids.”