Recommended Reading

Books for Parents

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

Daniel J. Siegel MD 

The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child

Daniel J. Siegel MD 

Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child

John Gottman Ph.D, Daniel GolemanJoan Declaire

Raising Emotionally Intelligent Teenagers: Guiding the Way for Compassionate, Committed, Courageous Adults

Maurice J. Elias Ph.D, Steven E. Tobias Psy.D, Brian S. Friedlander Ph.D.

He's Not Lazy: Empowering Your Son to Believe in Himself

Adam Price PhD, Shawn Compton, Tantor Audio

Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood

Lisa Damour Ph.D.

The Teenage Brain

Frances E. JensenAmy Ellis Nutt 

Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls

Lisa Damour Ph.D.

Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men

Leonard Sax

Cracking the Boy Code: How to Understand and Talk with Boys

Adam Cox

Crazy-Stressed: Saving Today's Overwhelmed Teens with Love, Laughter, and the Science of Resilience

Michael Bradley

Decoding Boys: New Science Behind the Subtle Art of Raising Sons

Cara Natterson

Dial Down the Drama: Reducing Conflict and Reconnecting with Your Teenage Daughter--A Guide for Mothers Everywhere

Colleen O’Grady

Enough As She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy, and Fulfilling Lives

Rachel Simmons

For Goodness Sex: Changing the Way We Talk to Teens About Sexuality, Values, and Health

Al Vernacchio

Get Out of My Life, But First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall?: A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager

Anthony E. Wolf Ph.D.

Helping Your Anxious Teen: Positive Parenting Strategies to Help Your Teen Beat Anxiety, Stress, and Worry

Sheila Achar Josephs PhD

Helping Your Angry Teen: How to Reduce Anger and Build Connection Using Mindfulness and Positive Psychology

Mitch R. Abblett PhDChristopher Willard PsyD

How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success

Julie Lythcott-Haims

Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety: (Parenting Tips from a Clinical Psychologist and Relationships Expert)

John Duffy

The 5 Love Languages Of Teenagers: The Secret to Loving Teens Effectively

Dr. Gary Chapman

The Me, Me, Me Epidemic: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World

Amy McCready

Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity

Peggy Orenstein

The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships

John Gottman

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Susan Cain

Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition

Kerry Patterson

Queen Bees and Wannabes, 3rd Edition: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boys, and the New Realities of Girl World

Rosalind Wiseman

Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape

Peggy Orenstein

Books for Teens

Diary of a Teenage Empath: The Awakening

Jeannette Folan

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

Sean Covey

Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverted Kids

Susan Cain

Anxiety Relief for Teens: Essential CBT Skills and Mindfulness Practices to Overcome Anxiety and Stress

Susan Cain

The Highly Sensitive: How to Stop Emotional Overload, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Energy

Judy Dyer

I would, but my DAMN MIND won't let me!: a teen's guide to controlling their thoughts and feelings

Jacqui Letran

Everything a Band-Aid Can't Fix: A Teen's Guide to Healing and Dealing With Life

Nicole Russell

Doing It

Hannah Witton

Not Nice: Stop People Pleasing, Staying Silent, & Feeling Guilty... And Start Speaking Up, Saying No, Asking Boldly, And Unapologetically Being Yourself

Dr Aziz Gazipura

Just As You Are: A Teen's Guide to Self-Acceptance and Lasting Self-Esteem

Michelle Skeen PsyD

Braver, Stronger, Smarter: A Girl's Guide to Overcoming Worryand Anxiety

Sissy Goff

Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today's Wired World-A Crash Course in Face-To-Face Communication

Kirt Manecke

How to Be a Person: 65 Hugely Useful, Super-Important Skills to Learn before You're Grown Up

Catherine Newman

For Relationships

Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

John Gottman, PhD.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert

John Gottman, PhD.

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex

John Grey, PhD.

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

Dr. Gary Chapman

The Seven Secrets to Healthy, Happy Relationships

don Miguel Ruiz

I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships

Michael S. Sorensen

Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex

Michael Todd

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

Dr. Sue Johnson EdD

Personal Development

Gifts of Imperfection, The: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

Brene Brown

I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Making the Journey from "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough"

Brene Brown

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Brene Brown

Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Brene Brown

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

Brene Brown


Glennon Doyle

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

Jen Sincero

Judgment Detox: Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back from Living A Better Life

Gabrielle Bernstein

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Elizabeth Gilbert

You Do You: How to Be Who You Are and Use What You've Got to Get What You Want (A No F*cks Given Guide Book 3)

Sarah Knight

Get Your Sh*t Together: How to Stop Worrying About What You Should Do So You Can Finish What You Need to Do and Start Doing What You Want to Do

Sarah Knight

The Happiness Project

Gretchen Rubin

The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too)

Gretchen Rubin

Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives

Gretchen Rubin