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General Resources

Top 10 Favorite Web Sites for Parents

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Book Recommendations for High Schoolers & Parents

Helping Teenagers & Parents Deal with the Pressures and Stress of the High School Years:

  • How To Be a High School Superstar by Cal Newport

  • College Admissions Together: It Takes a Family by Steven Roy Goodman & Andrea Leiman

  • Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be by Frank Bruni

  • You Are Not Special: …..And Other Encouragements by David McCullough

  • Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel Siegel

  • Your Defiant Child: Eight Steps to Better Behavior by Russell Barkley

  • Parenting with Love and Logic by F. & J. Fay Cline

  • Parenting Teens with Love and Logic: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood by F. & J. Fay Cline

  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families by S. Covey

  • Parenting Teenagers: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting by D. Dinkmeyer & G. McKay

  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweek

  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by A. Faber & E. Mazlish

  • Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots & Wings by M. Kenneth & R. Ginsburt

  • Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World: Seven Building Blocks for Developing Capable Young People, by S. Glenn & J. Nelson

  • Boys and Girls Learn Differently: A Guide for Teachers and Parents by Michael Gurian

  • The Wonder of Girls by Michael Gurian

  • The Wonder of Boys by Michael Gurian

  • Second Shelter: Family Strategies for Navigating Therapeutic Boarding Schools and Residential Treatment Centers by R. Haid & E. Donnelly

  • Attachment-Focused Parenting: Effective Strategies to Care for Children by Daniel Hughes

  • The Parent Playbook by Russell Hyken

  • Parenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow by G. Keck & R. Kupecky

  • Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishment to Love and Reason by Alfie Kohn

  • The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage are Creating a Generagion of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids by Madeline Levine

  • How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by Julie Lythcott-Haims

  • Teens in Turmoil: A Path to Change for Parents, Adolescents and their Families by C. Maxym & L. York

  • An Unchanged Mind: The Problem with Immaturity in Adolescence by John McKinnon

  • To Change a Mind: Parenting to Promote Maturity in Teenagers by John McKinnon

  • When Parents Love Too Much: Freeing Parents & Children to Live their Own Lives by M. Meyerson & L. Ashner

  • The Blessings of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children by Wendy Mogel

  • Blessing of a B Minus: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Resilient Teenagers by Wendy Mogel

  • Positive Discipline for Teenagers: Empowering Teens and Yourself through Kind and Firm Parenting by J. Nelson & L. Lott

  • Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High by K. Patterson

  • Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from Myths of Boyhood by William Pollack

  • College that Change Lives: 40 Schools that Will Change the Way You Think About College by Laren Pope

  • Power and Compassion: Working with Difficult Adolescents and Abused Parents by Jerome Price

  • The Journey of the Heroic Parent: Your Child’s Struggle and the Road Home by Brad Reedy

  • The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids by Alexandra Robbins

  • Raising NLD Superstars: What Families with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities Need to Know About Nurturing Confident, Competent Kids by Marcia Rubinstein

  • Boys Themselves by Michael Ruhlman

  • The Good Enough Child: How to Have an Imperfect Family and Be Perfectly Satisfied by Brad Sachs

  • The Good Enough Teen: Rising Adolescents with Love and Acceptance (Despite How Impossible They can Be) by Brad Sachs

  • Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences by Leonard Sax

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

  • Girls on the Edge by Leonard Sax

  • Parenting from the Inside Out: 10th Anniversary edition: How a Self-Understanding Can Help you Raise Children by D.J. Siegel & M. Hartzell

  • Not By Chance Tim Thayne

  • How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough

  • The Parents We Mean to Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children’s Moral and Emotional Development by Richard Weissbourd

  • Parenting Your ADD Child: A No-Nonsense Guide for Nurturing Self-Reliance and Cooperation by Craig Weiner


Helpful Links


International Educational Consulting Association
Higher Education Consultants Association
12 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Educational Consultant
Top 12 Strengths and Experiences Colleges Look For in High School Students
o you Need an Independent Educational Consultant - Website of Colleges That Change Lives – Alternatives to college rankings

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