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Farnsworth Middle School Parenting Collection


The following resources are available for check-out from the Learning Center with funds provided by the FMS PTA. A parent can request a book by sending a note with their son or daughter to their school librarian asking to secure the book from FMS. Please include the title(s), your name, your student's name, and your phone number when making a request. 

Aftab. The Parent's Guide to Protecting Your Children in Cyberspace.

Ames and Haber. Your Ten-Fourteen-Year-Old.

Balter. Who's in Control? Dr. Balter's Guide to Discipline Without Combat.

Bayard. How to Deal with Your Acting Up Teenager: Practical Help for Desperate Parents.

Bennett. Kick the TV Habit.

Bluestein. Parents, Teens, and Boundaries: How to Draw the Line.

Bodenhamer. Back in Control: How to Get Your Children to Behave.

Briggs. Your Child's Self-Esteem.

Brown. How to Negotiate with KidsEven When You Think You Shouldnt.

Carlson. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff With Your Family.

Caron. Don't Stop Loving Me: A Reassuring Guide for Mothers of Adolescent Daughters.

Chase. The New Public School Parent: How to Get the Best Education for Your Child.

Cohen-Sandler.  Trust Me, MomEveryone Else is Going!  The New Rules for Mothering Adolescent Daughters.

Collins. Our Children Are Watching: Ten Skills for Leading the Next Generation to Success.

Coloroso. Kids Are Worth It! Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline (audio tape).

Coloroso.  Parenting Through Crisis.

Colorosa. Winning at Parenting, Without Beating Your Kids (audio tape).

Covey. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families. (Book or audio tape.)

Crary. Pick Up Your Socks: A Practical Guide to Raising Responsible Children.

Curwin and Mendler. Discipline with Dignity.

Cutright. The National PTA Talks to Parents: How to Get the Best Education for Your Child.

Dobson. The New Dare to Discipline.

Eaves and Bloom.  Keeping Kids Safe: Effective and Easy Steps to Protect Your Kids Against Crime.

Edelman. The Measure of Our Success.

Edwards and Godfrey. Money Doesn't Grow on Trees: A Parent's Guide to Raising Financially Responsible Children.

Elium. Raising a Daughter: Parents and the Awakening of a Healthy Woman.

Elkind. All Grown Up and No Place to Go: Teenagers in Crisis.

Elkind. Parenting Your Teenager.

Eyre. Teaching Your Children Joy.

Eyre. Teaching Your Children Responsibility.

Eyre. Teaching Your Children Values.

Faber. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk (book or audio tape).

Faber and Mazlish. Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too.

Foster and Kirshenbaum. Parent - Teen Breakthrough: The Relationship Approach .

Gannon. Soul Survivors: A New Beginning for Adults Abused as Children.

Giannetti. The Roller Coaster Years: Raising Your Child Through the Maddening Yet Magical Middle School Years.

Glenn and Nelsen. Raising Self-reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World.

Godfrey, Rhett. The Teen Code.

Goldstein. "Stop Treating Me Like a Kid!" Everyday Parenting: The 10- to 13-Year-Old.

Goldstein and Mather. Overcoming Underachieving.

Gootman. The Loving Parents' Guide to Discipline.

Gootman. When a Friend Dies - A Book for Teens About Grieving and Healing (2 copies).

Gordan. Parent Effectiveness Training.

Greene. The Explosive Child.

Gurian. A Fine Young Man: What Parents, Mentors and Educators Can Do to Shape Adolescent Boys into Exceptional Men.

Gurian. The Wonder of Boys: What Parents,  Mentors and Educators Can Do to Shape Boys into Exceptional Men.

Hall and Moats. Parenting a Struggling Reader.

Hallowell. When You Worry about the Child You Love.

Hannaford. The Dominance Factor.

Harris. It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex and Sexual Health.

Jablow. A Parent's Guide to Eating Disorders and Obesity.

Kater. Real Kids Come in All Sizes.

Kimball. Educational Excellence for Your Child.

Kohn. Punishment by Reward: The Trouble With Gold Stars.

Kurcinka. Raising Your Spirited Child.

Lerner. The Mother Dance: How Children Change Your Life.

Leonhardt. Parents Who Love Reading, Kids Who Don't: How It Happens and What You Can Do About It.

LeShan. When Your Child Drives You Crazy.

Levine. When Good Kids Do Bad Things: A Survival Guide for Parents.

Madaras. The What's Happening to My Body? Book for Girls: A Growing Up Guide For Parents and Daughters .

Marston. The Divorced Parent: Success Strategies for Raising Your Children.

Maslin. Picking Your Battles: Winning Strategies for Raising Well-Behaved Kids.

Nelson and Lott. Positive Discipline for Teenagers: Resolving Conflict With Your Teenage Son or Daughter.

Nerburn. Letters to My Son: A Father's Wisdom on Manhood, Women, Life, and Love.

Off to a Good Start. (VHS)

Osborn. Raising Todays Teen: Whos in Charge?

Olney. Where Theres a Will, Theres anA. (VHS)

Packer. Bringing Up Parents.

Pelizza. The Big Secret.

Pelizza. There's Magic in Discovery.

Pipher. Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls (audio tape and paperback copy).

Pipher. The Shelter of Each Other: Rebuilding Our Families.

Phillips. The Trouble with Boys: A Wise and Sympathetic Guide to the Risky Business of Raising Sons.

Rathvon. The Unmotivated Child.

Riera. Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers.

Rosenfeld and Wise. The Over-Scheduled Child.

Samalin. Love and Anger: The Parental Dilemma.

Samalin. Loving Each One Best.

Saunders. Safe at School: Awareness and Action for Parents of Kids Grades K-12.

Schiff. The Bereaved Parent.

Schiff. Experts Advise Parents: A Guide to Raising Loving, Responsible Children.

Shore. The Parents' Public School Handbook.

Shure. Raising a Thinking Preteen.

Silverstein and Rashbaum. The Courage to Raise Good Men.

Simmons. Odd Girl Out.

Taffel. Nurturing Good Children Now.    

Taffel. Parenting by Heart.

Trelase. On Reading Aloud.  (Audio tape)

Turecki. The Emotional Problems of Normal Children: How Parents Can Understand and Help.

Vuko. Teacher Says: 30 Foolproof Ways to Help Kids Thrive in School.

Wilmes. Parenting for Prevention: How to Raise a Child to Say No to Alcohol/Drugs.

Wiseman. Queen Bees and Wannabes.

Wolf. Get Out of My Life, But First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall: A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager.

Wolf. It's Not Fair! Jeremy Spencer's Parents Let Him Stay Up All Night! A Guide to the Tough Parts of Parenting.

Zeman and Kelly. Everything You Need to Know About Math Homework.

Zimmerman. Raising Our Athletic Daughters: How Sports Can Build Self-Esteem and Save Girls' Lives.

 Helping Your Child at Home... with Mathematics: Grade 6.

Helping Your Child at Home ... with Mathematics: Grade 7.

Helping Your Child at Home ... with Mathematics: Grade 8.




This page is maintained according to Guilderland Central School District web publishing guidelines by Head Librarian Mary Jeanne Dicker on behalf of the Guilderland Central School District. Last update: December 20, 2009.