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LIFE Seminars first book published in 2007 and entitled "Sidestepping the Power Struggle" contains everything you need to know about your children's individual temperaments, their stage of development, "normal" and abnormal child behavior at each age, and what events can trigger difficult child behaviors.It teaches you how to help children take responsibility for their own lives as they mature, and how to help them mature into ethical and competent human beings. It discusses effective and ineffective discipline techniques. If you read and practice everything recommended in this book, it will not only empower you to become a more effective parent, but also enrich the lives of those who matter most. Visit ourbooks and videos page to purchase this book.On Specific Topics in more depth ...


In addition to his book, many renowned books like these form most of the reference material behind the topics discussed in LIFE Seminars. They provide an excellent source for further reading on any given parenting topic.LIFE Seminars is pleased to have partnered with, to provide you with a convenient way to browse and purchase these excellent books using an amazon based online store. Help LIFE Seminars keep costs down for courses, workshops and other material by purchasing your books through this method, as we make a small (4%) profit from most online purchases.Here is our list of book references, arranged by topic (you may click on the topic to view all the books in the topic area in more detail):

General ParentingMILLER, Alison & REES, Allison: Sidestepping the Power Struggle. LIFE Seminars (2007)MILLER, Alison & REES, Allison: The Parent-Child Connection. LIFE Seminars (2008, in press)Child DevelopmentAMES, Louise B. & ILG, Frances - have a series of books for various agesCAPLAN, Frank. The First Twelve Months of Life. Bantam Books (1978)The Second Twelve Months of Life. Bantam (1982)LEACH, Penelope. Your Baby and Child: From Birth to Age Five DorlingKindersley (2003)TeensBAYARD, R.T. How to Deal with Your Acting-up Teenager. Evans (1986)SNYDERMAN, Nancy. Girl in the Mirror (Raising Teen Girls) Hyperion (2002)Boys and GirlsAYERS, Lauren. Teenage Girls: A Parent's Survival Manual. Crossroad (1994)GURIAN, Michael. A Fine Young Man. (Raising Boys) Tarcher/Putnam (1998)MACKOFF, Barbara. Growing a Girl. Dell (1996)SexualityHICKLING, Meg. Speaking of Sex. Northstone (1996)HINDMAN, Jan & NOVAK, Tom. A Very Touching Book. Alexandria Associates (1998)TemperamentCHESS, Stella & THOMAS, Alexander. Know Your Child. Basic Books (1987)KURCINKA, Mary. Raising Your Spirited Child. Harper Perennial (1991)MARTIN, Heather. A Parent's Guide to Overcoming and Preventing Shynessfrom Infancy to Adulthood. McGraw-Hill, 1981TURECKI, Stanley. The Difficult Child. Bantam (2000)ZIMBARDO, Philip. The Shy Child. Dolphin (1982)Parent-Child AttachmentBOWLBY, John. A Secure Base: Parent-Child Attachment and Healthy HumanDevelopment. Basic Books (1988)KAREN, Robert. Becoming Attached: First Relationships and How They ShapeOur Capacity to Love. Oxford University Press (1994)Self-EsteemBRIGGS, Dorothy C. Your Child's Self-Esteem Main Street (1975)McKAY, Matthew, FANNING, Patrick. Self-Esteem New Harbinger Publications (2000)MALLINGER, Allan E. & DeWYZE, Jeannette. Too Perfect: When Being inControl Gets Out of Control. Fawcett Columbine (1992).Healthy and Unhealthy FamiliesBRADSHAW, John. Bradshaw on the Family. HCI (1990)Healing the Shame that Binds You. HCI (1998)KHAVARI, Khalil & Sue. Creating a Successful Family. 1989MILLER, Alice. The Drama of The Gifted Child. Basic Books (1996)For Your Own Good. Farrar, Straus & Giroux (1990)Thou Shalt Not Be Aware. Farrar, Straus & Giroux (1998)MISSILDINE, W. Hugh. Your Inner Child Of The Past. Fireside (1991)NORTHRUP, Christiane. Mother-Daughter Wisdom. Bantam (2005)Boundaries in FamiliesCLOUD, Henry & TOWNSEND, John. Boundaries with Kids. Zondervan (1998)KATHERINE, ANNE. Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin. Fireside (1993)RICHO, David. How To Be An Adult. Paulist Press (1991)How To Be An Adult in Relationships. Shambhala (2002)LERNER, Harriet. The Dance of Anger. Harper (1997)The Dance of Fear. Perennial (2005)The Dance of Intimacy. Perennial (1990)HALPERN, Howard M. Cutting Loose: An Adult's Guide to Coming to Terms with your Parents. Fireside (1990)PAUL, Jordan & Margaret. Do I Have To Give Up Me To Be Loved By You?Hazelden (2002)Do I Have To Give Up Me To Be Loved By My Kids?Berkley (1995)EmotionsGOTTMAN, John. Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child. Simon & Shuster (1998)GREENSPAN, Stanley and Nancy. First Feelings: Milestones in the Emotional Development of Your Baby and Child from Birth to Age Four. Viking Penguin (1985)GOLEMAN, Daniel. Emotional Intelligence. Bantam (1997)LENCIONI, Patrick M., BRADBERRY, Travis & GREAVES, Jean. The EmotionalIntelligence Quick Book: Everything You Need to Know to Put Your EQ to Work. Fireside (2003)McKAY, Matthew & FANNING, Patrick. When Anger Hurts Your Kids. New Harbinger Publications (1996)McKAY, Matthew, ROGERS, Peter D. & McKAY, Judith. When Anger Hurts:Quieting the Storm Within. New Harbinger (1989)Children and StressHAZEN, Barbara Shook. Why Did Grandpa Die? Western Publishing Co. (1988)(for children)KERSEY, Katharine. Helping Your Child Handle Stress. Berkley (1986)MONAHON, Cynthia. Children and Trauma: A Parent's Guide to HelpingChildren Heal. Lexington (1993).SAUNDERS, Antoinette & REMSBERG, Bonnie. The Stress-Proof Child: HowTo Recognize Symptoms of Stress in Your Child and What You Should Do About It. New American Library (1986).Parent-Child CommunicationCOVEY, Stephen. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Free Press(1990)FABER, Adele & MAZLISH, Elaine. How To Talk So Kids Will Listen &Listen So Kids Will Talk. Harper Resource (1999)GINOTT, Haim. Between Parent and Child. Three Rivers (2003)GORDON, Thomas. Parent Effectiveness Training. Three Rivers (2003)ROSENBERG, Marshall. Nonviolent Communication. Puddledancer (1999)TANNEN, Deborah. That's Not What I Meant: How Conversational Style Makesor Breaks Relationships. Ballantine (1986)You Just Don't Understand: Men and Women in Conversation.Ballantine (1990) ResponsibilityBETTELHEIM, Bruno. A Good Enough Parent. Knopf (1987)COLOROSO, Barbara. Kids Are Worth It. Quill Press (1995)CRARY, Elizabeth. Pick Up Your Socks. Parenting Press (1990)DREIKURS, Rudolf. Children: The Challenge. Fitzhenry & Whiteside (1964)Values and EmpathyDOSICK, Wayne D. Golden Rules: The Ten Ethical Values Parents Need to Teach Their Children. HarperCollins (1995)UNELL, Barbara & WYCKOFF, Jerry. 20 Teachable Virtues: Practical Ways toPass on Lessons of Virtue. Berkley (1995)DisciplineBAYARD, Robert.T. How to Deal With Your Acting-up Teenager. Evans & Co(1986) Repeat from Teen sectionDODSON, Fitzhugh. How To Parent. (1978)GREENE, Ross. The Explosive Child. Quill (2001)LEMAN, Kevin. Making Children Mind, without Losing Yours. Revell (2000)WYCKOFF, Jerry & UNELL, Barbara. Discipline without Shouting or Spanking. Meadowbrook (1984)

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