While we don't believe that reading solves all problems, we do believe that books can play a part in coping with events in our lives. Sometimes it helps to be able to connect to a character who may be going through the same things that we are. Sometimes you just want to know you are not alone. Click here to be taken to a site full of books categorized by subjects that can be touchy at times.The following is a list materials that parents and guardians may find useful in the midst of every-day situations that may occur. These books deal with all issues, from discipline to bullying. Parents may use their Spring Valley student's library account to check out these books.
Ages and Stages, Charles E. Schaefer and Theresa Foy DiGeronimo, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,
New York, NY, 2000
Common Sense Parenting, Third Edition, Barnes and York, Boys Town Press, Boys Town, NE, 2006 (book and audio cassettes available)
Common Sense Parenting of Toddlers and Preschoolers, Barnes and York, Boys Town Press, Boys Town, NE, 2001
Don’t Give Me That Attitude! 24 Rude, Selfish, Insensitive Things Kids Do and How to Stop Them, Michele Borba, Jossey-Bass Publishing Co., San Francisco, CA, 2004.
Go To Your Room! Consequences That Teach, Shari Steelsmith, Raefield-Roberts, Publishers, Hemet, CA and Parenting Press, Inc., Seattle, WA, 2000
Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastle Way, M. Gary Neuman, Random House, Inc., New York, NY, 1998
Helping Your Socially Vulnerable Child, What to Do When Your Child Is Shy, Socially Anxious, Withdrawn, or Bullied, Andrew R. Eisen and Linda B. Engler, New Harbinger Publications, Inc., Oakland, CA, 2007
I Love You Rituals, Becky A. Bailey, HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY, 2000
No More Misbehavin’, 38 Difficult Behaviors and How to Stop Them, Michele Borba,
Jossey-Bass Publisher Publishing Co., San Francisco, CA, 2003
Parenting With Love and Logic, Foster Cline and Jim Fay, NavPress, Colorado Springs, CO, 2006
Parents Are Forever, a Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming Successful Coparents After Divorce, Shirley Thomas, Springboard Publications, Longmont, CO, 2004
No More Meltdowns, Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-Control Behavior, Jed Baker, Future Horizons, Inc., Arlington, TX, 2008
Taking “No” For An Answer and Other Skills Children Need, Laurie Simons, Parenting Press, Inc., Seattle, WA, 2000
The Big Book of Parenting Solutions, Michele Borba, Jossey-Bass Publishing Co., San Francisco, CA, 2009.
The Pocket Parent, Gail Reichlin and Caroline Winkler, Workman Publishing Co, Inc., New York, NY, 2001