“Loving a child doesn’t mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult.”

— Nadia Boulanger (celebrated French conductor, teacher of musical composition, 1887-1979)

SSC Cooperative Preschool Handbook:


  • Positive Parenting On-line
  • The Educator’s Reference Desk
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Speech, Languge and Hearing Association
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children

A Variety for your Bookshelf:

Every child and every parent is unique.  One book would never suffice!

  • Becoming the Parent You Want to Be, A Sourcebook of Strategies for the First Five Years by Laura Davis and Janis Keyser
  • Beyond Behavior Management:The Six Life Skills Children Need to Thrive in Today’s World by Jenna Bilmes
  • The Dance of Anger by Harriet Goldhor Lerner, Ph.D.
  • Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline by Becky A. Bailey, Ph.D.
  • Family First by Dr. Phil McGraw
  • Gesell Institute Books: Your One Year Old, Your Two Year Old, etc. by Ames & Ilg
  • The Heart of Parenting, Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman Ph.D.
  • The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.
  • How Much Is Enough? by Jean Illsley Clarke
  • How to Raise a Child with a High EQ by Lawrence E. Shapiro Ph.D.
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
  • Is This a Phase? (Child Development & Parent Strategies Birth – 6 years) by Helen F. Neville
  • Kids Can Cooperate by Elizabeth Crary
  • Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
  • Love and Anger, The Parent Dilemma by Nancy Samalin
  • Love & Limits by Elizabeth Crary
  • Mind in the Making  by Ellen Galinsky
  • Multiple Intelligences by Howard Gardner
  • Nurture Shock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
  • Parenting Tips & Tools by Elizabeth Crary
  • Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel
  • Pick Up Your Socks by Elizabeth Crary
  • Positive Discipline for Preschoolers by Jane Nelson Ed. D.
  • Positive Discipline for the First Three Years by Jane Nelson Ed. D.
  • Raising Compassionate, Courageous Children by Dr. Janice Cohn
  • Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
  • Real Boys by William Pollack, Ph.D.
  • Remote Control Childhood? Combating the Hazards of Media Culture by Diane E. Levin
  • The Mindful Brain by Daniel Siegel
  • The Shelter of Each Other by Mary Pipher Ph.D.
  • Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
  • The Six Stages of Parenthood by Ellen Galinsky
  • The Sleep Book for Tired Parents by Rebecca Huntley MSW
  • The 90-Minute Baby Sleep Program by Dr. Polly Moore
  • Television and the Lives of Our Children by Gloria DeGaetano, M.Ed.
  • The Ten Greatest Gifts I Give My Children by Steven W. Vannoy
  • What Should I Tell the Kids? by Ava L. Siegler, Ph.D.
  • Without Spanking or Spoiling by Elizabeth Crary
  • Your Baby & Child from Birth to Age Five by Penelope Leach