The following reading material has been selected to assist parents in the care of children. This collection is provided for educational use only and is not intended to be a substitute for consultation with a physician concerning the issues presented. The reading lists under each topic are not all-inclusive. Although the materials have been selected by the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds), the ACPeds does not necessarily endorse the content, the author or the publisher.

Care of the Newborn

  • Complete Book of Baby & Child Care by Focus on the Family

  • The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins

General Parenting

  • Loving by Leading by Den A. Trumbull, MD, FCP

  • The New Dare to Discipline by James Dobson, PhD

  • The New Strong-Willed Child by James Dobson, PhD

  • Six – Point Plan for Raising Happy Healthy Children by John Rosemond

  • A Family of Value by John Rosemond

  • Have a New Kid by Friday by Kevin Leman

  • 20 Rules and Tools for a Great Family by Steve Stephens

  • Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp

  • The Heart of Anger by Lou Priolo

  • Teach Them Diligently by Lou Priolo

  • How to Really Love Your Child by Ross Campbell, M.D.

  • Led by Love by Robert G. Collins, MD

  • Boys Adrift: Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men by Leonard Sax, MD, PhD

  • The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Maternal Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids by Madeline Levine, PhD


  • Factcines by Susan S. Weisberg, MD

Internet Filter Programs for Home Computers

Internet Safety

Nurturing Your Marriage


Parenting Adolescents

  • Have a New Kid by Friday by Kevin Leman

  • So You’re about to Be a Teenager by Dennis & Barbara Rainey

  • Questions Kids Ask About Sex by Medical Institute for Sexual Health

  • Passport 2 Purity (CD & Workbook Series) by Dennis & Barbara Rainey


Sexuality/Gender Issues

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