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Faber, Adele, and Elaine Mazlish. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen.. .and Listen So Kids Will Talk, 20th ed. New York: Rawson, Wade Publishers, 1999. The classic book on developing new, more effective ways to communicate with your children, based on respect and understanding. Highly recommended.

Kurcinka, Mary Sheedy. Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive and Energetic. New York: Harper Collins, 1992. Reassuring guide for how to effectively parent children who are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, energetic, or uncomfortable with change than average children. Many of the strategies are very effective for children stressed by cancer treatment.

Nelsen, Jane. Positive Discipline, revised ed. New York: Ballantine Books, 1996. Written by a psychologist, educator, and mother of seven, this book teaches parents how to promote self-discipline and personal responsibility.

Confident Kids

Confident Kids

Although nobody gets a parenting manual or bible in the delivery room, it is our duty as parents to try to make our kids as well rounded, happy and confident as possible. It is a lot easier to bring up great kids than it is to try and fix problems caused by bad parenting, when our kids have become adults. Our children are all individuals - they are not our property but people in their own right.

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