Recommended Reading


Boys and Girls Learn Differently by Dr. Michael Gurian

Building Resilience in Children: Giving Kids Roots and Wings by Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD

any Positive Discipline book by Jane Nelsen, Lynn Lott and affiliated authors:Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

Mindset:  The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
Parenting Without Borders:  Surprising Lessons Parents Around the World Can Teach Us by Christine Gross-Loh
Positive Discipline books by Dr. Jane Nelsen, et al:

Positive DisciplinePositive Discipline for Teenagers

Positive Discipline for Single Parents\

Positive Discipline for Parenting in Recovery

Positive Discipline:  The First Three Years

Positive Discipline for Preschoolers

Positive Discipline for Blended Families
Positive Time-Out
Positive Discipline for Children With Special Needs
Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World by H. Stephen Glenn and Jane Nelsen

Saving Our Sons by Dr.  Michael Gurian

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

The Primal Teen:  What the New Discoveries About the Teenage Brain Tell Us About Our Kids
     by Barbara Strauch

The Wonder of Girls by Dr. Michael Gurian

You and Your Adolescent:  The Essential Guide for Ages 10 – 25 by Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D.

Positive Discipline website:

Authentic Happiness website:

I highly recommend completing the VIA Survey of Character Strengths for adults 18+, and the VIA Strength Survey for children ages 12-17.


Teen Lifeline:

602-248-8336 (TEEN) / 800-248-8336 (TEEN)

Teens can call the hotline for peer counseling about suicide, depression, bullying and relationships, 24/7 and 365 days/year.

Eva Dwight, BA, MEd, ACC
Parent Coaching, Couples Coaching and Personal Coaching for Adults and Teens

Contact Eva

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