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Publications of Interest to Parents of Early Adolescents

Adderholdt-Elliot, Miriam and Goldberg, Jan. (1999). Perfectionism: What's Bad about Being Too Good (rev. ed.). Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing.

Bates Ames, Louise. (1989). Your Ten- to Fourteen-Year-Old. New York: Delacorte Press.

Benson, Peter, Galbraith, Judy and Espeland, Pamela. (1998). What Kids Need to Succeed: Proven, Practical Ways to Raise Good Kids (rev. ed.). Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing.

Children Now. (2000). Talking with Kids about Violence. Available online at www.talkingwithkids.org/violence.html.

Eyre, Linda and Eyre, Richard. (1993). Teaching Your Children Values. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Faber, Adele and Mazlish, Elaine. (1998). Sibling without Rivalry. New York: Avon Books.

Fenwick, Elizabeth and Smith, Tony. (1996). Adolescence: The Survival Guide for Parents and Teenagers. New York: DK Publishing.

Freeman, Carol Goldberg. (1996). Living with a Work in Progress: A Parents' Guide to Surviving Adolescence. Columbus, OH: National Middle School Association.

Giannetti, Carlene C. and Sagarese, Margaret. (1999). Parenting 911: How to Safeguard and Rescue Your 10- to 15-Year-Old from Substance Abuse, Depression, Sexual Encounters, Violence, Failure in School, Danger on the Internet & Other Risky Situations. New York: Broadway Books.

Giannetti, Carlene C. and Sagarese, Margaret. (1997). The Roller-Coaster Years: Raising Your Child Through the Maddening Yet Magical Middle School Years. New York: Broadway Books.

International Reading Association. (1999). Books Are Cool! Keeping Your Middle School Student Reading. Newark, DE.

International Reading Association. (1999). Parents, Teens and Reading: A Winning Combination. Newark, DE.

Koplewicz, Harold. (1996). It's Nobody's Fault—New Hope and Help for Difficult Children and Their Parents. New York: Time Books.

Lickona, Thomas. (1994). Raising Good Children. New York: Bantam.

McMahon, Tom. (1996). Teen Tips—A Practical Guide for Parents with Kids 11 to 19. New York: Pocket Books.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and National Institutes of Health. (2002). Adventures in Parenting: How Responding, Preventing, Monitoring, Mentoring and Modeling Can Help You Be a Successful Parent. Washington, DC. Available online at www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/parenting/

Rich, Dorothy. (1992). Megaskills: How Families Can Help Children Succeed in School and Beyond (rev. ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Schaefer, Charles E. and DiGeronimo, Theresa Foy. (1999). How to Talk to Teens about Really Important Things: Specific Questions and Answers and Useful Things to Say. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Seligman, Martin. (1991). Learned Optimism. New York: Pocket Books.

Seligman, Martin, Reivich, Karen, Jaycox, Lisa and Gilham, Jane. (1996). The Optimistic Child. New York: HarperPerennial Library.

Steinberg, Laurence. (1997). You and Your Adolescent: A Parent's Guide for Ages 10 to 20. New York: HarperCollins.

Tracy, Louise Felton. (1994). Grounded for Life? Stop Blowing Your Fuse and Start Communicating with Your Teenager. Seattle, WA: Parenting Press.

U.S. Department of Education. (1994). Growing Up Drug Free: A Parent's Guide to Prevention. Washington, DC. Available online at www.ed.gov/offices/OSDFS/parents_guide/.

U.S. Department of Education. (2002). Helping Your Child with Homework. Washington, DC. Available online at www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/Homework/.

Walsh, David A. (2001). Dr. Dave's Cyberhood: Making Media Choices that Create a Healthy Electronic Environment for Your Kids. New York: Simon & Schuster.

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