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Parenting Books

How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by Julie Lythcott-Haims How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings by Kenneth Ginsburg Enough as She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy and Fulfilling Lives by Rachel Simmons Mindset: How We Can Learn How to Fulfill Our Potential by Carol Dweck, Ph.D. The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed by Jessica Lahey The Blessing of a B Minus by Wendy Mogel Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania by Frank Bruni


"The Talk: How Adults Can Promote Young People’s Healthy Relationships and Prevent Misogyny and Sexual Harassment," Making Caring Common "5 Tips for Guiding Teens and Young Adults in Developing Healthy Romantic Relationships, " Making Caring Common Consent: It's Simple as Tea Warren Describes Consent to Tuck on Grey’s Anatomy "What young women believe about their own sexual pleasure," Peggy Orenstein, TED Talk "The Miseducation of the American Boy," Peggy Orenstein, The Atlantic "Redefining manhood - one locker room talk at a time,” Alexis Jones, TED Talk "Kids Are Watching Pornography. Here’s How to Talk About It." The New York Times Culture Reframed: Building Resilience & Resistance to Hypersexualized Media & Porn Common Sense Media Sexting Handbook "Caught your teen sexting? Don't 'freak out,' experts say. Study found it can be healthy," USA Today "Why women stay silent after sexual assault," Inés Hercovich, TED Talk

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