Books
 
 
You are welcome to check out any of the following resources from Mr. Meek!

 

 

PARENTING and FAMILY

 

·        601 Ways to be a Good Parent:  A Practical Handbook for Raising Children Ages 4 to 12 by Michelle Elliott

·        A Parent’s Guide to Child Discipline by Reudolf Dreikurs, M.D. and Loren Grey, Ph.D.

·        Anyone Can Have a Happy Child:  The Simple Secret of Positive Parenting by Jacob Azerrad, Ph.D.

·        Chores Without Wars:  Turning Dad and Kids from Reluctant Stick-in-the-Muds to Enthusiastic Team Players by Lynn Lott and Riki Intner

·        Dare to Discipline:  How Firm Control is the Key to Real Love by Dr. James Dobson

·        Developing Your Child’s Potential by the Editors of Time Life Books

·        How to Discipline Children Without Feeling Guilty by Harris Clemes, Ph.D. and Reynold Bean, Ed.M.

·        How to Discipline with Love (From Crib to College) by Dr. Fitzhugh Dodson  

·        How to Get Your Children to Listen:  A Step-by-Step Guide to Using the Right Language at the Right Moment to Communicate Effectively With Your Child by Thomas Banville, Ph.D.

·        How to Parent:  Put Joy Back in Parenthood and Discipline Back in Child-rearing by Dr. Fitzhugh Dodson

·        How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish [book, workbook, or audio tapes all available]

·        Now What Do I Do?  A Guide to Parenting Elementary-aged Children by Julie A. Ross, M.A.

·        Parenting for Dummies:  A Reference for the Rest of Us!  By Sandra Hardin Gookin

·        Parenting in Contemporary Society by Tommie J. Hamner and Pauline H. Turner

·        Parent Power!  A Common-sense Approach to Parenting in the ‘90’s and Beyond by John Rosemond

·        Parent Traps:  Understanding and Overcoming the Pitfalls that all Parents Face by Donna G. Corwin

·        Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World by Zig Ziglar

·        Siblings Without Rivalry:  How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

·        The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families by Steven R. Covey

·        The 7 Worst Things Parents Do by John C. Friel, Ph.D. and Linda D. Friel, M.A.

·        The Complete and Authoritative Guide to Caring for Your School-aged Child:  Ages 5 to 12 by Edward L. Schor, M.d., F.A.A.P., Editor-in-Chief

·        The Parenting Survival Book:  How to Make It Through the Parenting Years With Your Family, Sanity, and Wallet Intact by Aleta Koman, M.Ed.

·        The Parent’s Handbook:  Systematic Training for Effective parenting (TEP) by Don Dinkmeyer and Gary D. McKay

·        Your School-age Child:  From Kindergarten Through Sixth Grade by Lawrence Kutner, Ph.D.

 

DIVORCE and FAMILY CHANGE

 

·        Growing Up With Divorce:  Help9ing Your Child Avoid Immediate and Later Emotional Problems by Neil Kalter

·        Helping Children Cope With Divorce by Edward Teyber

·        What to Tell the Kids About Your Divorce by Darlene Weyburne, B.C.D., C.S.W., A.C.S.W

 

ACADEMIC

 

·        Homework Without Tears:  A Parent’s Guide for Motivating Children to Do Homework and to Succeed in School by Lee Canter and Lee Hausner, Ph.D.

·        How to Talk so Kids Can Learn at Home and in School by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

·        Megaskills:  Building Children’s Achievement for the Information Age by Dorothy Rich

·        The Misunderstood Child:  Understanding and Coping with Your Child’s Learning Disabilities by Larry B. Silver, M.D.

·        The Unmotivated Child:  Helping Your Underachiever Become a Successful Student by Natalie Rathvon, Ph.D.

·        Up From Underachievement:  How Teachers, Students, and Parents Can Work Together to Promote Student Success by Diane Heacox

·        Why Bright Kids Get Poor Grades and What You Can Do About It by Dr. Silvia Rimm

·        You Can Do It!  How to Boost Your Child’s Achievement in School by Michael E. Bernard, Ph.D.

         

BEHAVIOR

 

·        Backtalk:  4 Steps to Ending Rude Behavior in Your Kids by Audrey Ricker, Ph.D. and Carolyn Crowder, Ph.D.

·        How to Behave so your Children Will, Too!  A Collection of entertaining Stories and Practical Ideas Gathered from Real Parents by Sal Severe, Ph.D.

·        How to Handle a Hard-to-Handle Kid:  A Parent’s Guide to Understanding and Changing Problem Behaviors by C. Drew Edwards, Ph.D.

·        It’s Nobody’s Fault:  New Hope and Help for Difficult Children by Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D.

·        Problem Solver Guide for Students with ADHD:  Ready-to-Use Interventions for Elementary and Secondary Students by Harvey C. Parker, Ph.D.

·        Punished by Rewards:  The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise, and Other Bribes by Alfie Kohn

·        SOS!  Help for Parents:  A Practical Guide for Handling Common Everyday Behavior Problems by Lynn Clark, Ph.D.

·        The Explosive Child:  A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, “Chronically Inflexible” Children by Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.

·        The Good Kid Book:  A Practical Guide for Encouraging Good Behavior by Howard N. Sloane, Ph.D.

 

CHARACTER

 

·        20 Teachable Virtues:  Practical Ways to Pass on Lessons of Virtue and Character to Your Children by Barbara C. Unell and Jerry L. Wyckoff, Ph.D.

·        Beyond Sibling Rivalry:  How to Help Your Children Become Cooperative, Caring, and Compassionate by Peter Goldenthal, Ph.D.

·        How to Raise a Child With a High EQ:  A Parent’s Guide to Emotional Intelligence by Lawrence E. Shapiro, Ph.D.

·        How to Teach Children Responsibility by Harris Clemes, Ph.D. and Reynold Bean, Ed.M.

·        TheEncouragement Book:  Becoming a Positive Person by Don Dinkmeyer and Lewis E. Losoncy

         

SELF-ESTEEM

 

·        How to Raise Children’s Self-esteem by Harris Clemes, Ph.D. and Reynold Bean, Ed.M.

 

SOCIAL SKILLS

 

·        A Kid’s Guide to Making Friends by Joy Wilt

·        Helping the Child Who Doesn’t Fit In by Stephen Nowicki, Jr., Ph.D. and Marshall P. Duke, Ph.D.

         

GRIEF and LOSS

 

·        Helping Children Cope With Separation and Loss by Claudia Jewett Jarratt

·        Lost and Found:  A Kid’s Book for Living Through Loss by Rabbi Marc Gellman and Monsignor Thomas Hartman

·        Part of Me Died, Too:  Stories of Creative Survival Among Bereaved Children and Teenagers by Virginia Lynn Fry

·        The Grieving Child:  A Parent’s Guide by Helen Fitzgerald

 

HEALTH

           

·        Beyond Ritalin by Stephen W. Garber, Ph.D., Marianne Daniels Garber, Ph.D., and Robyn Freedman Spizman

         

OTHER

 

·        Real Boys:  Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood by William Pollack, Ph.D.

·        The Home Alone Syndrome:  A Parent’s Handbook for Survival by Dr. T. Garrott Benjamin, Jr.

·        The Smart Parent’s Guide to KIDS’ TV by Milton Chen, Ph.D.
 
 

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