Parent and Teen Books

Parent and Teen Books

Many of these books have been recommended by parents through the years. It helped them on their journey and hopefully can assist you.

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Wit's End!

Advice and Resources for Saving Your Out of Control Teen
By Sue Scheff

Shame Nation

The Global Epidemic of Online Hate
By Sue Scheff

13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do

Raising Self-Assured Children and Training Their Brains for a Life of Happiness, Meaning, and Success
By Amy Morin

Beautiful Boy

A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction
By David Scheff


Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood
By Lisa Damour, PhD.

Not By Chance

How Parents Boost Their Teen’s Success In and After Treatment
By Tim Thayne

Gift of Failure

How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed
By Jessica Lahey

Under Pressure

Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls
By Lisa Damour, PhD.

The Depression Workbook for Teens

Tools to Improve Your Mood, Build Self-Esteem, and Stay Motivated
By Katie Hurley

Google Bomb

The Untold Story of the 11.3M Verdict That Changed the Way We Use the Internet
By John Dozier and Sue Scheff

The Dangerous Truth About Today's Marijuana

Johnny Stack’s Life and Death Story
By Laura Stack


A Search for Answers Inside America’s Teenage Drug Epidemic
By Meredith Maran


Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World
By Michele Borba


The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine
By Michele Borba

A Year of Positive Thinking for Teens

Daily Motivation to Beat Stress, Inspire Happiness, and Achieve Your Goals (A Year of Daily Reflections)
By Katie Hurley

Middle School Matters

The 10 Key Skills Kids Need to Thrive in Middle School and Beyond–and How Parents Can Help
By Phyllis L. Fagell, LCPC

Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety

A Complete Guide to Your Child’s Stressed, Depressed, Expanded Adolescence
By John Duffy

American Girls

Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers
By Nancy Jo Sales

Girls and Sex

Navigating the Complicated New Landscape
By Peggy Orenstein

The Primal Wound

Understanding the Adopted Child
By Nancy Newton Verrier

Beneath the Mask

Understanding Adopted Teens
By Debbie Riley and John Meeks

Boys and Sex

Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity
By Peggy Orenstein

Masterminds and Wingmen

Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World
By Rosalind Wiseman

Life Skills for Teens

How to Cook, Clean, Manage Money, Fix Your Car, Perform First Aid, and Just About Everything in Between
By Karen Harris

Raising Humans in a Digital World

Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology
By Diana Graber

Ultimate Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens

Overcome Insecurity, Defeat Your Inner Critic, and Live Confidently (Health and Wellness Workbooks for Teens)
By Megan MacClutcheon

The Addiction Inoculation

Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence
By Jessica Lahey

Behind Their Screens

What Teens Are Faces (And Adults Are Missing)
By Emily Weinstein and Carrie James

The DBT Skills Workbook for Teens

A Fun Guide to Manage Anxiety and Stress, Understand Your Emotions and Learn Effective Communication Skills

The Anger Management Workbook for Teen Boys

CBT Skills to Defuse Triggers, Manage Difficult Emotions, and Resolve Issues Peacefully
By Thomas J. Hardin PhD


Whose Approval Are You Living For?
By Kari Kampakis

Love Her Well

10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter
By Kari Kampakis

Hands Free Mama

A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters!
By Rachel Macy Stafford

Social Media Wellness

Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World
By Ana Homayoun

Only Love Today

Reminders to Breathe More, Stress Less, and Choose Love
By Rachel Macy Stafford

Live Love Now

Believe the Pressure and Find Real Connection with Our Kids
By Rachel Macy Stafford

No More Mean Girls

The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls
By Katie Hurley

Odd Girl Out

The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls (Revised and Updated)
By Rachel Simmons

Hands Free Mama

Nine Habits for Overcoming Distraction, Living Better, and Loving More
By Rachel Macy Stafford

Smile & Succeed for Teens

A Crash Course in Face-to-Face Communication
By Kirt Manecke

ReThink the Internet

How to Make the Digital World a Lot Less Sucky
By Trisha Prabhu

Glow Kids

How Screen Addiction is Hijacking Our Kids
By Nicholas Kardaras

Self-Love Workbook for Teens

A Transformative Guide to Boost Self-Esteem, Build a Healthy Mindset, and Embrace Your True Self
By Shainna Ali PhD.

10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

These 10 simple truths can build one big change in your daughter’s life
By Kari Kampakis

More Than A Mom

How Prioritizing Your Wellness Helps You (and Your Family) Thrive
By Kari Kampakis

The Sleep Deprived Teen

The Sleep Deprived Teen: Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, and How Parents and Schools Can Help Them Thrive

How to Raise an Adult

How to Raise an Adult
By Julie Lythcott-Haims

13 Things Strong Kids Do

13 Things Strong Kids Do: Think Big, Feel Good, Act Brave
By Amy Morin


Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy
By Jean Twenge


Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy
By David Sheff

Parenting with Love and Logic

Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood
By Jim Fay and Foster Cline

Books for Teen Academics

Princeton Review SAT Premium Prep 2022

9 Practice Tests + Review & Techniques + Online Tools (2021) (College Test Preparation)
By Princeton Review

Wrightslaw: All About IEPs

Steps in Developing the IEP, Placement, Transition, Assistive Technology and Strategies to Resolve Disagreements

The Official ACT Prep Guide 2022-2023

The comprehensive guide to the 2022-2023 ACT® test