Books About Relationships, Marriage and Dating
DeAngelis, Barbara. Are You the One For Me? Knowing Who's Right and Avoiding Who's Wrong, 1992. FOR SINGLES: an excellent review of what to watch out for in current and potential dating partners.
Gottman, John. The Seven Principles of Making Marriages Work, 1999. A very practical book by one of the nation's most prolific and influential researchers on marital success. The book describes the seven essential qualities and skills that exist in happy marriages.
Page, Susan. If I'm So Wonderful, Why Am I Still Single?: Ten Strategies That Will Change Your Love Life Forever, 2002. FOR SINGLES: Intelligent, upbeat, practical – this book is a very thorough, rounded and positive book about dating.
Schnarch, David. Passionate Marriage: Love, Sex, and Intimacy in Emotionally Committed Relationships, 1998. Excellent book describing the interaction between sexual and marital satisfaction, and how to improve both. Includes an in-depth discussion of how the process of differentiation in a committed relationship allows couples to develop true intimacy.
Books for Parents
Faber, Adele and Elaine Mazlish, How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, 1999. An excellent communication tool kit which provides a step-by-step approach to improving family relationships. Especially useful for the cartoon illustrations and practical exercises.
Glasser, Howard. Transforming the Difficult Child, 1999. Using the author's nurtured heart system, the book outlines a clear and doable approach to helping challenging children. Compassionate and effective.
Kurcinka, Mary, Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic, 2006. A well written book using a loving and positive approach to understanding intense children.
Monastra, Vincent. Parenting Children With ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach, 2005. A good overview of ADHD in children. This book gives clear, concise descriptions of what exactly constitutes an ADHD diagnosis, commonly used medications and also gives lots of good solid tips for behavior management.
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