parent to parent bookgroup
Parent to Parent and the Winchester Public
Library are offering a parenting book discussion
series again this season. Join us
for one or more of these informal discussions in the
Meeting Room of the library from
are available at the circulation desk at
the library and are also on sale at BookEnds with a discount when you mention this
book group. It is not required to have
read the book to participate in these supportive
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2012-2013 Book Group Series
We are in the planning stage for this year's book group selection. Please contact us with suggestions and check back soon for updates.
Thursday, November 8, 2012, 7-8:30PM
The Modern Dad's Dilemma: How To Stay Connected To Your Kids In A Rapidly Changing World,
by John Badalament, Ed.M.** The Modern Dad's Dilemma is loaded with practical information, road-tested activities and key skills to help dads meet the everyday challenges of modern fatherhood. Written for the dad who may not read a lengthy parenting book - but wants to build healthy relationships with his children and family.
**Please note the author will facilitate this book group.
2011-2012 Book Group Series
"Are We Too Attached?" , by Lori Gottlieb
Atlantic Monthly article,
The Way of Boys: Raising Healthy Boys in Challenging and Complex World,
by Anthony Rao, PhD, Michelle Seaton
Queen Bees and Wanna Bees, by, Rosalind Wiseman
2010-2011 Book Group Series
Too Much of a Good Thing: Raising Children of Character in an Indulgent Age, by Dan Kindlon, Ph.D. Using both empirical and anecdotal evidence, Dr. Kindlon sounds a wake-up call for parents raising children in a self-indulgent world. He explains the rationale between being a good parent first and good friend second and offers concrete advice on raising children of conscience and character.
Loving Without Spoiling: And 100 Other Timeless Tips for Raising Terrific Kids, by Nancy Samalin. Ms. Samalin will help you find better ways to set loving limits without spoiling or overindulging your child. This book was designed for busy parents and is filled with brief and very practical solutions for any concerns parents might face.
Pressured Parents, Stressed Out Kids - Dealing With Competition While Raising a Successful Child, by Wendy Grolnick, PhD. and Kathy Seal. Reassuring and empathic, Grolnick and Seal show parents how to avoid the burn-out — in both parents and children — that afflicts so many in our highly competitive society, while raising children who thrive and excel.
2009-2010 Book Group Series
Go: A Parents Guide to Understanding the
College Years, by Karen Coburn
and Madge Treeger. This indispensable guide
provides parents with insights, information,
comfort, and guidance throughout the emotional
and social changes that take place during
this important transition in life. Based
on real-life experience and recommended
by colleges and universities around the
country, it has been updated and revised,
offering even more compassionate, practical,
and up-to-the-minute information.
Connected to Your Teenager: How to Keep
Them Talking to You and How to Hear What
They're Really Saying, by
Michael Riera. Family psychologist Mike
Riera provides strategies to help frustrated
parents reconnect with their teenager,
and become a “consultant” rather than a
“manager” in a teen's life. Hailed as
one of the best books on the topic by parents
who have lived through the teenage years.
"Mom, Jason's Breathing on Me": The Solution to Sibling Bickering, by Dr. Anthony Wolf. Dr. Wolf offers a whole new strategy for coping. In a fresh, funny, and straightforward way, Dr. Wolf presents three essential rules for dealing with sibling arguments. From teasing and hitting to rivalries and boundaries, Dr. Wolf addresses a wide range of issues, and he does it with humor and a pitch-perfect ear for actual kid/parent dialogue.
The Talk: What Your Child Needs To Hear From YOU About Sex, By Sharon Maxwell.
Dr. Maxwell focuses on the importance of love and intimacy in an age when our culture is pushing our kids to be "sexy" earlier and earlier. Many pertinent topics are covered and within each, Dr. Maxwell helps parents define their values about sexuality, power, intimacy, and privacy, and gives concrete examples of how to share those values with their children.
2008-2009 Book Group Series
How to Talk So Kids
Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will
Talk, by Adele Faber & Elaine
Mazlish. Described as the "parenting
bible" by The Boston Globe, this easy-to-read
book, for parents of children of all ages,
offers many practical and innovative ways
to solve common problems and build foundations
for lasting relationships.
So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized
Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect
Their Kids, by Diane Levin
and Jean Kilbourne. As noted by Harvard
Medical School Professor Alvin Poussaint, "Every
parent should read this eye-opening book.
It is a rallying cry to take a stand against
the commercial sexualization of Children."
Season of Life, by
Jeffrey Marx. Written by a Pulitzer Prize
winner, this powerful and poignant memoir
is about a man finding his boyhood football-playing
hero and learning what it means to be a
man of substance and impact.
by Jodi Picoult. This page-turner is about
a school shooting and raises very profound
parenting issues throughout such as: how
do we really get to know our children,
and how do we help them when they struggle
with life's challenges?