Recommended Books for Middle School Parents
Positive Words, Powerful Results by Hal Urban.
The Good Enough Child - How to Have an Imperfect Family and Be Perfectly Satisfied by Dr. Brad Sachs, Ph.D (a Howard County resident).
Get Out of My Life But First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall? A Parent’s Guide to the New Teenager by Anthony Wolf, Ph.D.
You Can't Scare Me... I have a Teenager! A Parent's Basic Survival Guide - by two local pychologists: Thomas W. Stacy, Ph.D, and David A. Gold, Ph.D.
Fighting Invisible Tigers - A Stress Management Guide for Teens by Earle Hipp - Great for perfectionists
For Parents of Girls
Odd Girl Out - The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons
Surviving Ophelia by Charisse Nixon.
Girl War - 12 Strategies that Will End Female Bullying by Cheryl Dellasega, Ph.D. and Charisse Nixon
6th grade Misfits – by Amy Goldman
For Parents of Boys
Rescuing our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood - by William Pollack (Says that although lots of attention is on girls, our boys are struggling, too.)
Compiled by Tom Saunders and Julie Prince