General Websites

Recommended Books

General Pediatrics

  • Infants and Mothers. BY: T. Berry Brazelton.
  • Nursing Mother’s Companion. BY: Kathleen Higgins.
  • Mommy Made. BY: Martha Kimmel.
  • What To Expect the First Year. BY: A. Eisenberg.
  • The First Three Years of Life. BY: Burton L. White.
  • The Secret of Parenting. BY: Anthony Wolf.
  • Growing Up Happy. BY: Bob Keeshan.
  • Positive Discipline. BY: Jane Nelson.
  • Your One-Year-Old: The Fun-Loving, Fussy 12-To 24-Month-Old. BY: Louise Bates Ames and Frances L. Ilg
  • Your Two-Year-Old: Terrible or Tender. BY: Louise Bates Ames
  • Your Three-Year-Old: Friend or Enemy. BY: Louise Bates Ames and Frances L. Ilg
  • Your Four-Year-Old: Wild and Wonderful. BY: Louise Bates Ames
  • Your Five Year Old: Sunny and Serene. BY: Louise Bates Ames
  • Your Six-Year-Old: Loving and Defiant. BY: Louise Bates Ames and Frances L. Ilg
  • Your Seven-Year-Old: Life in a Minor Key. BY: Louise Bates Ames and Carol Chase Haber
  • Your Eight Year Old: Lively and Outgoing. BY: Louise Bates Ames and Carol Chase Haber
  • Your Nine Year Old: Thoughtful and Mysterious. BY: Louise Bates Ames and Carol Chase Haber
  • Your Ten- to Fourteen-Year-Old. BY: Louise Bates Ames and Carol Chase Haber
  • Child Behavior: The Classic Child Care Manual from the Gesell Institute of Human Development. BY: Francis L. Ilg, Louise Bates Ames, and Sydney M. Baker
  • Your Child’s Self Esteem. BY: Dorothy C. Briggs.
  • You and Your Child’s Self Esteem. BY: James M. Harris.
  • Complete Book of Breastfeeding. BY: Eiger, Marvin and Olds.
  • The Magic Years. BY: Selma Fraiberg.
  • Parenting Your Adopted Child. BY: Stephanie Siegel.
  • What Works with Children. BY: Edited by Marshall P. Duke and Sara B. Duke.
  • Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Five Years. BY: Steven P. Shelov.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child’s Symptoms: The Official Home Reference – Birth through Adolescence. BY: Donald Schiff.
  • Your Child’s Health: The Parents’ Guide to Symptoms, Emergencies, Common Illnesses, Behavior and School Problems. BY: Barton D. Schmitt.
  • The Wonder Years: Helping Your Baby and Young Child Successfully Negotiate the Major Development Milestones (hardcover). BY: American Academy of Pediatrics, Tanya Remer Altmann.

Behavior, Parenting, and Discipline

  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk. BY: Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.
  • Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too. BY: Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.
  • Raising Your Spirited Child Rev Ed: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic. BY: Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
  • Parenting the Strong-Willed Child. BY: Forehand and Long.
  • Positive Discipline for Preschoolers, BY: Nelsen, Erwin and Duffy.
  • 1,2,3 Magic. BY: Thomas Phelan.
  • Whining: 3 steps to stopping it before the tears and the tantrums start. BY: Ricker, Crowder.
  • Six Point Plan for Raising Happy, Healthy Children. BY: James Rosemont.
  • PET: Parent Effectiveness Training. BY: Thomas Gordon.
  • Making Children Mind without Losing Yours. BY: Dr. Kevin Leman.
  • Beyond Discipline; Parenting that Lasts a Lifetime. BY: Edward D. Christopherson.
  • Parenting a Child with a Learning Disability. BY: Tuttle and Paquette.
  • The Loving Parents Guide to Discipline: How to Teach Your Child to Behave With Kindness, Understanding and Respect. BY: Marilyn Gootman.
  • Loving Each One Best: A Caring and Practical Guide to Raising Siblings. BY: Nancy Samalin and Catherine Whitney.
  • Raising a Responsible Child; How Parents Can Avoid Indulging Too Much and Rescuing Too Often. BY: Elizabeth Ellis.
  • The Privileged Child BY: Madeline Levine.
  • The Wonder Years: Helping Your Baby and Young Child Successfully Negotiate the Major Developmental Milestones (hardcover). BY: American Academy of Pediatrics, Tanya Remer Altmann.
  • The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children. BY: Ross W. Greene

Developmentally Challenged Children

  • Could it be Autism? Guide to the First Signs. BY: Nancy Wiseman.
  • The Out of Sync Child. BY: Kranowitz, C. Pedigree Publishing. (Explains sensory integration disorders in children with practical suggestions.)
  • It Takes Two to Talk. BY: Manolson, A. DESCRIPTION: A parent-oriented manual with a wealth of information and strategies for enhancing communication for children with social-communicative challenges. (available at
  • The Child with Special Needs: Encouraging intellectual and emotional growth. Greenspan BY: S.I. & Wieder, S.
  • Visual strategies for improving communication. BY: Hodgdon, l.


  • Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child. BY: Marc Weisbluth
  • Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems. BY: Richard Ferber.
  • Guide to Your Child’s Sleep. BY: G. Cohen.

Vaccination Information

  • What Every Parent Should Know About Vaccines. BY: Paul Offit, Louis Bell, M.D.
  • Autism’s False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine and the Search for a Cure. By: Paul Offit, M.D.


  • American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child’s Nutrition: Making Peace at the Table and Building Healthy Eating Habits for Life. BY: William Dietz.
  • Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family. BY: Ellen Satter.
  • Coping With a Picky Eater; A Guide for the Perplexed Parent. BY: William G. Wilkoff.

Puberty and Teens

  • Reviving Ophelia. BY: Mary Pipher.
  • Caring for Your Adolescent Ages 12-21. BY: American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Your Ten to Fourteen Year Old. BY: Louise Bates Ames.
  • The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls (American Girl Library). BY: Valorie Schaefer and Norm Bendell
  • The What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Boys: A Growing Up Guide for Parents and Sons. BY: Lynda Madaras.
  • The What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Girls: A Growing Up Guide for Parents and Daughters. BY: Lynda Madaras.
  • Raising a Thoughtful Teenager. BY: Ben Kamin.
  • Real Boys: Rescuing our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood. BY: William S. Pollack.
  • Ophelia Speaks: Adolescent Girls Write about Their Search for Self. BY: Sara Shandler.
  • It’s So Amazing: A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Babies, and Family. BY: Robbie Harris.


  • How to Talk to Your Kids about Sex: It’s Best to Start Early but it’s Never too Late- A Step-by-Step Guide for Every Age. BY: Linda and Richard Eyre.
  • When Sex is the Subject. BY: Pamela M. Wilson.
  • Love and Sex and Growing Up. BY: Eric W. Johnson.
  • All about Sex: A Family Resource on Sex and Sexuality. BY: Ronald F. Moglia and Jon Knowles.
  • Five Hundred Questions Kids Ask about Sex and Some of the Answers. BY: Francis Younger.
  • Sex is More than a Plumbing Lesson: A Parent’s Guide. BY: Patty Stark.
  • Sex is not a Four Letter Word! Talking with Your Children Made Easier. BY: Patricia Martens Miller.
  • Belly Buttons are Navels. BY: Mark Schoen.
  • How Were You Born? BY: Joanna Cole.
  • Where Did I Come From? The Facts without any Nonsense and with Illustrations. BY: Peter Mayle.
  • Where Do Babies Come From? BY: Susan Meredith.

Attention Deficit Disorder

  • Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents. BY: Russell Barkley.
  • Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood. BY: Edward M. Hallowell.
  • Beyond Ritalin: Facts about Medication and Other Strategies for Helping Children, Adolescents and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder. BY: Stephen Garber.
  • Eagle Eyes: A Child’s Guide to Paying Attention. BY: Jeanne M. A. Gehret.
  • Otto Learns about His Medicine: A Story about Medication for Children with ADHD. BY: Matthew Galvin and Sandra Ferraro.
  • Jumpin’ Johnny Get Back to Work!: A Child’s Guide to ADHD/Hyperactivity. BY: Michael Gordon, Ph.D.
  • The ADD Hyperactivity Workbook for Parents, Teachers and Kids. BY: Harvey Parker.
  • Beyond Ritalin. BY: S. Garber.
  • Learning Disabilities and ADHD BY: Betty B. Osman.
  • How to Reach/Teach Children with ADD/ADHD. BY: Sandra Rief
  • Out of the Fog. BY: Murphy
  • Daydreamers and Daredevils. BY: Ingersoll

Learning Disabilities

  • Complete Learning Disabilities Handbook. BY: Joan Harwell.
  • A Parent’s Guide to Learning Disabilities: Understanding and Helping Your Child. BY: A D’Antoni, D. Minifie, E. Minifie.
  • 1001 Ways to Improve Your Child’s School Work. BY: Lawrence Greene.
  • Smart Kids with School Problems. BY: Priscilla Vail.
  • Learning Styles. BY: Priscilla Vail.
  • The School Survival Guide for Kids with LD. BY: R. Cummings, G. Fisher.
  • Home is a Learning Place: A Parent’s Guide to Learning Disabilities. BY: H. Weiss, M. Weiss.
  • The Complete Learning Disabilities Directory. BY: Grey House Publishing.
  • Parenting a Child with a Learning Disability. BY: Tuttle and Paquette.
  • The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child’s Learning Disabilities. BY: Larry Silver.
  • It’s Nobody’s Fault: New Hope and Help for Difficult Children and Their Parents. BY: Harold S. Koplewicz.
  • No One to Play With. BY: Betty Osmon.
  • The Don’t-Give-Up Kid and Learning Differences. BY: Jeanne M. A. Gehret.
  • Parents’ Guide to Attention Deficit Disorder and Parents’ Guide to Learning Disabilities. BY: Stephen B. McCarney and Angela M. Bauer.
  • Helping the Child Who Does Not Fit In. BY: Stephen Nowicki and Marshall Duke.

Individual Learning Styles

  • All Kinds of Minds: A Young Student’s Book about Learning Abilities and Learning Disorders. BY: Melvin D. Levine.
  • Keeping A Head in School: A Student’s Book About Learning Abilities and Learning Disorders. BY: Melvin D. Levine.
  • Educational Care. BY: Melvin D. Levine.
  • A Mind at a Time. BY: Melvin D. Levine.
  • Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. BY: Howard Gardner

Reading Skills

  • Classroom Success for the LD and ADD Child. BY: Suzanne Stevens.
  • Parenting a Struggling Reader: A Guide to Diagnosing and Finding Help for Your Child’s Reading Difficulties. BY: Susan L. Hall and Louisa Moats.
  • The Gift of Dyslexia. BY: Ron Davis.
  • Overcoming Dyslexia in Children, Adolescents and Adults. BY: Dale R. Jordan.
  • About Dyslexia: Unraveling the Myth. BY: Priscilla Vail.
  • The Many Faces of Dyslexia. BY: M. Rawson.
  • Dyslexia: The Language Disability That Can Be Overcome. BY: Orton Dyslexia Society.
  • Dyslexia: Especially for Parents . BY: Orton Dyslexia Society.
  • Overcoming Dyslexia. BY: Sally Shaywitz.

Asthma, Allergies and Eczema

  • Children with Asthma: A Manual for Parents. BY: Thomas Plaut.
  • A Parent’s Guide to Asthma. BY: Nancy Sander.
  • I’m Tougher Than Asthma. BY: Alden and Siri Carter.
  • The Asthma Attack by Bo B. Bear. BY: Charlotte Casterline.
  • Sportsercise: A School Story about Exercise-Induced Asthma. BY: Kim Gosselin.
  • The Lion Who Had Asthma. BY: Jonathan London.
  • All About Asthma. BY: William and Vivian Ostrow.
  • One Minute Asthma, What You Need to Know. BY: Thomas F. Plaut.
  • American Academy of Allergy and Asthma BY:
  • Food Allergy Network-1-800-929-4040
  • American Lung Association-1-800-Lung-USA
  • Allergy and Asthma Foundation-1125 15th Ave., N.W., Suite 502, Washington, D.C. 20005, 1-800-7-Asthma
  • Lung Line, National Jewish Medical and Research Center 1-800-222-lung (5864)


  • Alcoholism: An Elephant in the Living Room BY: Marion H.Typpo and Hill M. Hastings, Compcare Publishing. (Hands-on workbook designed to help readers 4-8 understand their own feelings about having an alcoholic parent.)
  • Dear Kids of Alcoholics BY: Lindsey Hall and Leigh Cohm Gurze Design and Books. (tells readers age 8-17 about life with an alcoholic parent through the eyes of a school-aged child.)
  • Different Like Me: A Book for Teens Who Worry about Their Parent’s Use of Alcohol/Drugs BY: Evelyn Leite and Pamela Espeland, Johnson Institute. (A book about life with a parent who abuses alcohol or drugs that answers common questions frankly and empowers readers with a reassuring message.)
  • Everything You Need to Know About An Alcoholic Parent BY: Nancy Shuker, Rosen Publishing Group. (A realistic look at what alcoholism is, its effect on the family and ways to find help and hope.)


  • Divorce: The Parents Book about Divorce. BY: Richard Gardner.
  • The Boys and Girls Book about Divorce. BY: Richard Gardner.


  • The Next Place.
    BY: Warren Hanson
  • I’ll Always Love You.
    BY: Hans Wilhelm
  • Tear Soup.
    BY: Pat Schweibert
  • Dog Heaven.
    BY: Cynthia Rylant
  • Pet Loss.
    BY: Herbert A. Nueburg, Ph.D & Arlene Fischer.

Health Topics

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ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

ADHD and the school-aged child

Understanding ADHD

Adolescent Health


Allergies in Children

American Academy of Pediatrics




Asthma Action Plan
Autism: Center for Autism Research

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
Baby Wipes “Recipe”


Bedwetting Information

Bicycle Safety

Bicycle Helmets

Booster Seat Safety

Breast Self-Exam
Breath Holding Spells


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Calcium for Teens
Calcium Information
Care of Uncircumcized Penis

Child Safety Issues

Bicycle Helmets

Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute

Bicycle Safety

Booster Seats

Car Seat Check-up

Car Seats I

Car Seats II

SafeUSA – public/private injury control alliance

Consumer Product Safety Commission (child product recalls)

Cholesterol – Helping Your Child or Teen
Lower Blood Cholesterol

Choosing Childcare

Colic Symptoms



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Developmental Milestones: Guidelines for Parents

Discipline and Your Child

Diaper Rash

Diarrhea and Dehydration

Divorce and Children

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Ear Infections

Exercises for Lumbar/Core Strength & Stability
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Febrile Seizures


ABCs of Good Nutrition

Feeding Kids Right

Healthy Foods for Children

Starting Solids


Flu Vaccine

Flu Vaccine Web Site

Influenza Disease

Intranasal Flu Vaccine

Food Allergy Web Site

Food Allergies
Recipes for Fortifying Formula

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Gay and Lesbian Parents Information

Gay and Lesbian Teens Information

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Head Injuries

Head Lice

Helping Hands Healing Hearts

Hemoglobin C Trait

Hip Dysplasia

Home Safety Checklist

Human Papilloma Virus

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Immunization Information

Inhaled Corticosteroids

Influenza Disease

Insect Repellents

International Travel

Intranasal Flu Vaccine

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Lactose Intolerance

Lead Poisoning Web Site

Lead Screening

Learning Disabilities
Lumbar/Core Strength & Stability Exercises

Lyme Disease

American Lyme Disease Foundation

Lyme Disease Information

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Understanding Meningococcal B Vaccine

Middle Ear Effusions

Military Children and Adolescent Support

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Nutrition Information

Calcium Counts

Cholesterol – Helping Your Child or Teen
Lower Blood Cholesterol


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Pityriasis Rosea

Post-Partum Depression


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Reliable Online Medical and Health Information

Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Responding to your child in times of crisis

Rhode Island Department of Health


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Sever’s Disease


Condom Use

Puberty for Boys

Puberty for Girls

Sibling Relationships Part 1

Sibling Relationships Part 2


Single Parenting


Sleep Apnea

Infant Cry, Sleep and Behavior Recommendations

Fostering Good Sleep

Sleep Problems in Children

Sports & Sports Injuries

Conditioning for the Female Knee

Sever’s Disease

Sports and Your Child

Starting Solid Foods

Steroids and Performance Enhancing Supplements

Sun Protection

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Teeth Guide for Parents
Temper Tantrums

Testicular Self-Exam
Tick Removal

Toilet Training

Toilet Training Information

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Understanding ADHD

Urinary Tract Infections

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Vaccinate Your Baby
Vitamin D
Vitamin D Management
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Water Safety

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