Parent Resources

Parenting Resource Recommended Books

Book recommendations have come from Faculty, Counselors, other educational institutions and from Parents. 

Parent Partnership Team 

  • The Art of Gathering - Priya Parker
  • Design for Belonging - Stanford d. School


Greatest hits for child development learning and parenting resources

  • The Gardner and the Carpenter - Alison Gopnik
  • Mindset - Carol S. Dweck Ph.D.
  • The Blessing of a Skinned Knee - Wendy Mogel
  • So You Want to Talk about Race - Ijeoma Oluo
  • The Gift of Failure - Jessica Lahey
  • Teach Your Children Well - Madeline Levine Ph.D.
  • Quiet - Susan Cain
  • How to Raise an Adult - Julie Lythcott-Haims
  • The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness - Edward M. Hallowell
  • What Do You Say? - William Stixrud, PhD & Ned Johnson
  • Why are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? - Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well - Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen

Lower School

  • The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind - Dan Siegel, MD & Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D
  • Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings - Kenneth Ginsberg, MD with Martha Jablow
  • Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive - Marc Brackett, Ph.D
  • The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan - Ben Foss
  • Raising a Sensory Smart Child - Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske
  • Smart but Scattered - Peg Dawson and Richard Guare

Middle School

  • Getting to Calm : Cool-headed strategies for parenting tweens and teens - Laura Kastner Ph.D. + Jennifer Wyatt Ph.D.
  • The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults - Frances E Jensen M.D.
  • Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain - Daniel Siegel M.D.
  • Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen - Michelle Icard
  • Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls - Lisa Damour Ph.D.
  • Untangled - Lisa Damour, Ph.D.
  • That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life - Anna Homayoun
  • Girls and Sex - Peggy Orenstein
  • Boys and Sex - Peggy Orenstein

Upper School

  • Ready Or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World - Madeline Levine Ph.D.
  • Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life - William Deresiewicz
  • Where You Go is Not Who You’ll be - Frank Bruni
  • Your Turn - Julie Lythcott-Haims
  • Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead, and Live Without Barriers - Jo Boaler