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Recommended Books for Middle and High School Parents

Bryson, Tina and Daniel Siegel. The Power of Showing Up

Deresiewicz, William. Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life


Faber, Joanna, and Elaine Mazlish. How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk

Furda, Eric and Steinberg Jacques. College Conversations

Kastner, Laura, and Jennifer Wyatt. Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens + Teens

Lahey, Jessica. The Gift of Failure

Lukianoff, Greg, and Jonathan Haidt. The Coddling of The American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting up a Generation for Failure

Lythcott-Haims, Julie. How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success

Mathews, Jay. Harvard Schmarvard: Getting Beyond the Ivy League to the College That Is Best for You

Mogel, Wendy. The Blessing of A Skinned Knee

--- The Blessing of a B-  

Pope, Denise, and Challenge Success. Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids

Pope, Denise. Doing School: How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed-Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students

Riera, Michael. Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers

Rinere, Monique. Countdown to College: The Essential Steps to Your Child's Successful Launch

Sugarman, Lisa, and Debra Fox Gansenberg.  How To Raise Perfectly Imperfect Kids And Be Ok With It

Savage, Marjorie. You’re On Your Own (But I’m Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years

Shlain, Tiffany. 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week

Thacker, Lloyd, editor. College Unranked: Ending the College Admissions Frenzy

Toughs, Paul. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

Wiseman, Rosalind, and Elizabeth Rapoport.  Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads: Dealing with the Parents, Teachers, Coaches, and Counselors Who Can Make—or Break—Your Child's Future

Books for Parents About Teen Mental Health

Carter, Christine. The New Adolescence: Raising Happy and Successful Teens in an Age of Anxiety and Distraction

Darmour, Lisa. Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood

--- Lisa. Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls 


Jensen, Frances. The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Guide to Raising Adolescent Boys 

Levine, Madeline. Teach Your Children Well: Why Values and Coping Schools Matter More Than Grades, Trophies or “Fat Envelopes”

--- The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids

Thompson, Michael.  The Pressured Child: Freeing Our Kids from Performance Overdrive and Helping Them Find Success in School and Life

Riera, Michael. Staying Connected To Your Teenager: How to Keep Them Talking to You and How to Hear What They're Really Saying 


Books for Parents Getting Ready for College 

Bruni, Frank.  Where You Go is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania

Cohen, Harlan. The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only—A Parent’s Guide to the New 

College Experience 

Kastner, Laura, and Jennifer Wyatt. The Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting from Senior Year to College Life

Hofer, Barbara K., and Abigail Sullivan Moore. The Connected Parent: Staying Close to our Kids (and Beyond) While Letting Them Grow Up 

Newman, Barbara M. and Philip R.  When Kids Go to College: A Parent’s Guide to Changing Relationships

 Pope, Loren. Colleges That Change Lives

 Tough, Paul. The Years that Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us


NACAC: National Association of College Admissions Counselors

IECA: Independent Educational Consultant Association

Challenge Success:  “At Challenge Success, we believe that our society has become too focused on grades, test scores, and performance, leaving little time for kids to develop the necessary skills to become resilient, ethical, and motivated learners. We provide families and schools with the practical, research-based tools they need to create a more balanced and academically fulfilling life for kids. After all, success is measured over the course of a lifetime, not at the end of a semester.”

Colleges The Change Lives: Website to help students identify right fit colleges. 

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