Parenting ~ Families

Becoming a Family

The First Three Years

Margaret Shaw

Raising children is a lifelong journey and is never what you imagine it to be. Becoming a Family explores the first three intense and joyful years of the family journey. This is also a profound personal journey: Parents need to trust their own inner sense as a gui... read more

$24.95

Becoming a Family  - The First Three Years

Simplicity Parenting

Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids

Kim John Payne, M. Ed., with Lisa M. Ross

Our daughter-in-law, Kaye Lathe, is not only a librarian by profession, she is also the mother of our twin granddaughters, Margot and Remy.  She wrote the review below which I found to be so immediate and to-the-point, that rather than write my own review, I will share he... read more

$15.00

Simplicity Parenting - Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids

All the Dear Little Animals

Ulf Nilsson

I never expected to like, let alone be charmed and delighted by, a book for children about death.  But, All the Dear Little Animals has won my heart!  This story is so lightly, sweetly, humorously told; and so true and calming and hopeful.  It is, really, every... read more

$17.95

All the Dear Little Animals

Trust and Wonder

A Waldorf Approach to Caring for Infants and Toddlers

Eldbjørg Gjessing Paulsen

Trust and Wonder is a resoundingly beautiful book, filled with the love and warmth that we all want each child to receive.  To read it is to be bathed in a caring that enlivens as it nurtures - it is to experience in your heart that which the author is teaching: ... read more

$16.00

Trust and Wonder - A Waldorf Approach to Caring for Infants and Toddlers

A Child's Way

Slowing Down for Goodness Sake

Sharon Elliott & Carrie Ferguson

A Child's Way is a beautiful, artistic lovesong and guide to parenting at the speed of a child.  That is to say, slowly, as if every new thing was a universe in and of itself, which, of course, it is to our little ones.  This is one of the finest books you could ... read more

$18.95

A Child's Way - Slowing Down for Goodness Sake

To Change A Mind

Parenting to Promote Maturity in Teenagers

John A McKinnon, MD

In this companion to his first book, An Unchanged Mind, Dr. McKinnon provides invaluable advice to all parents of teenagers and young adults. Using case studies gathered from his years helping parents with tr... read more

$20.00

To Change A Mind - Parenting to Promote Maturity in Teenagers

Making a Family Home

Shannon Honeybloom

Making a Family Home is a book of real beauty, one both personal and universal. In describing her home and family life, Shannon Honeybloom shows how she made—and how we can make—a house into a real home as she shares her own efforts, hopes, and lessons in maki... read more

$20.00

Making a Family Home

Homemaking as a Social Art

Creating a Home for Body, Soul and Spirit

Veronika van Duin

I longed for a book like this when I was a young mother and wife. I felt so alone in my desire to create a home in which my entire family could thrive. I also felt rather lost and uncertain in the face of the enormous responsibility that entails - I often simply did not know... read more

$24.00

Homemaking as a Social Art - Creating a Home for Body, Soul and Spirit

Homemaking and Personal Development

Meditative Practice for Homemakers

Veronika van Duin

Veronika van Duin has made it her life's work to help others create homes that can contribute to the creation of a healthy society.  Her first book, Homemaking as a Social Art, remains a beloved companion and... read more

$20.00

Homemaking and Personal Development  - Meditative Practice for Homemakers

The Spiritual Tasks of the Homemaker

Manfred Schmidt-Brabant

Manfred Schmidt-Brabant helped organize the first-ever Conference for Homemakers at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. This book presents the three lectures he delivered at this gathering which drew thousands from all over the world (instead of the hundreds that were ... read more

$12.95

The Spiritual Tasks of the Homemaker

Under the Sky

Playing, Working and Enjoying Adventures in the Open Air

Sally Schweizer

Sally Schweizer presents a fresh world of possibilities for children in both urban and rural areas, opening doors to expanded experiences of life in the open air. Packed with anecdotes, games and practical activities, Under the Sky is a vibrant resource for parent... read more

$25.00

Under the Sky - Playing, Working and Enjoying Adventures in the Open Air

Well, I Wonder

Childhood in the Modern World

Sally Schweizer

In our modern world, imagination, play, wonder, and even fun itself are in danger of being left behind. We have surrounded children with technology and early learning, television and computer games, and then top that off with premature intellectualization, early reading, and... read more

$27.00

Well, I Wonder - Childhood in the Modern World

Adventures in Parenting

a support guide for parents

Rachel C Ross

Adventures in Parenting is such a lovely book. It is like having a wise grandmother at hand, one who answers so many of the perplexing questions that young parents find themselves puzzling over as they raise their children. Rachel Ross beautifully discusse... read more

$16.00

Adventures in Parenting - a support guide for parents

What Babies and Children Really Need

Sally Goddard Blythe

This book represents a milestone in our understanding of child development and what parents can do to give their children the best start in life. The author uses the latest scientific research to demonstrate how a baby’s relationship with the mother has a lasting and fun... read more

$30.00

What Babies and Children Really Need

The Genius of Natural Childhood

Secrets of Thriving Children

Sally Goddard Blythe

Young children love creative play, stories, nursery rhymes and games.  These are not only good fun, but are also good for the brain. Sally Goddard Blythe analyses why early movement matters, and how games develop children's skills at different stages of developmen... read more

$28.00

The Genius of Natural Childhood - Secrets of Thriving Children

Why Children Don't Listen

A Guide for Parents and Teachers

Monika Kiel-Hinrichsen

What can you do when a child just won't listen? How we speak to one another is at the very heart of human relationships. Children are frequently much better than adults at reading between the lines and deciphering the messages we send out through body language and our tone o... read more

$19.95

Why Children Don't Listen - A Guide for Parents and Teachers

Childhood's Garden

Shaping Everyday Life around the Needs of Young Children

Helle Heckmann

I have been basking in the glow of both the film and book that are Childhood's Garden every since reviewing them. My, oh my, what goodness lies within! First, about the film presented on the DVD: amazing, warm, wonderful, inspiring - I could go on and on wit... read more

$30.00

Childhood's Garden - Shaping Everyday Life around the Needs of Young Children

Heaven On Earth

A Handbook for Parents of Young Children

Sharifa Oppenheimer

I really can't do any better than this review by Carla Hannaford, so I'll just pass it along to you and echo her assessment of Heaven on Earth as a "must read" book for anyone working with or caring for young children. Sharifa Oppenhiemer has given th... read more

$25.00

Heaven On Earth - A Handbook for Parents of Young Children

Your Reincarnating Child

Welcoming a Soul to the World

Gilbert Childs and Sylvia Childs

“One of the main purposes of this book,” write the authors, “is to demonstrate that human beings are primarily of spiritual nature, and only secondarily of bodily nature.” They explain how these two natures complement each other in the processes of maturation and d... read more

$20.00

Your Reincarnating Child - Welcoming a Soul to the World

The Wonder of Childhood

Stepping into Life

René Querido

This is such a dear little book. René Querido invites us along on two lovely excursions: the first, into the world of the child between ages 0 and 3; the second, into the world of Raphael's Sistine Madonna and then further, to explore what that painting means to ... read more

$6.95

The Wonder of Childhood - Stepping into Life

In a Nutshell

Dialogues with Parents at Acorn Hill, A Waldorf Kindergarten

Nancy Foster

What an absolutely wonderful book! Nancy Foster has not only given us great explanation of just about everything parents new to Waldorf education ever wonder about, but she has gone on to give some of the best parenting advice ever written down. In other words, she has pou... read more

$18.00

In a Nutshell - Dialogues with Parents at Acorn Hill, A Waldorf Kindergarten

Baby's First Year

Growth and Development from 0 to 12 Months

Paulien Bom and Machteld Huber

A baby's first year presents parents with many different challenges. The initial excitement of pregnancy is followed by the child's birth and subsequent development, but many parents feel the need for significant support and information related to the everyday areas of lif... read more

$19.95

Baby's First Year - Growth and Development from 0 to 12 Months

Crying and Restlessness in Babies

A Parent's Guide to Natural Sleeping

Ria Blom

Note: This book is currently out of print. We are looking for a replacement! Here's the book I wish I had when my children were babies. Every parent knows the sound of a baby who won't settle down to sleep. Crying and restlessness, especiall... read more

$15.95

Crying and Restlessness in Babies - A Parent's Guide to Natural Sleeping

Navigating the Terrain of Childhood

A Guidebook for Meaningful Parenting and Heartfelt Discipline

Jack Petrash

What an insightful and practical guide to the journey of parenting! Every parent can benefit from this artful blending of wisdom and experience, no matter what ages their children are. - Rahima Baldwin Dancy autho... read more

$15.00

Navigating the Terrain of Childhood - A Guidebook for Meaningful Parenting and Heartfelt Discipline

Seven Times the Sun

Guiding Your Child through the Rhythms of the Day

Shea Darian

Seven Times the Sun is a simply the best parenting book I've seen. Shea Darian's approach is radically different from any other I've found in print: where other's have offered considered, often good, advice, Shea sprinkles the magic of stories, songs, simple... read more

$17.95

Seven Times the Sun - Guiding Your Child through the Rhythms of the Day

Seven Times the Sun - CD

A Homespun Collection for Parents & Teacher to Learn Songs by Ear

a cappella vocals by Shea Darian

Here's a 'learning tool' that will make your heart sing as your voice sounds forth! Shea Darian is an accomplished musician with a voice that must cause the angels to bend nearer to earth whenever she sings. She created her companion CD as a way to share these simple songs w... read more

$15.95

Seven Times the Sun - CD - A Homespun Collection for Parents & Teacher to Learn Songs by Ear

Sanctuaries of Childhood

Nurturing a Child's Spiritual Life

Shea Darian

St. Paul enjoined his communities to "pray unceasingly". I have come to conclude that he didn't mean to train ourselves to repeat prayers 24/7 -- rather, I believe he meant to turn everything we do into a prayer, into a way to make manifest Love on the earth, into a way to c... read more

$15.95

Sanctuaries of Childhood - Nurturing a Child's Spiritual Life

Waldorf Parenting Handbook

Useful Information on Child Development and Education from Anthroposophical Sources

Lois Cusick

This is a classic, deservedly beloved handbook for any parent wanting a helping hand in understanding how to bring the Waldorf approach into their homes and hearts. Originally published in 1979, the present 3rd edition (1992) brings Cusick's work up-to-date without sacrifici... read more

$19.95

Waldorf Parenting Handbook - Useful Information on Child Development and Education from Anthroposophical Sources

Parenting a Path through Childhood

Dotty Turner Coplen

Introduces an understanding of parenting by asking: What is a child? What is a parent? And why does a child need a parent? This book leaves dogma behind and brings readers to the reality of daily life. Combining her experience as a mother and grandmother with her s... read more

$11.95

Parenting a Path through Childhood

Parenting for a Healthy Future

Dotty Coplen

Here is a commonsense approach to the challenging art of parenting; an offer of genuine support and guidance to encourage parents to believe in themselves and their children. Dotty Coplen helps parents gain a deeper understanding of children from both a practical and spiri... read more

$17.95

Parenting for a Healthy Future

Bringing Out the Best in Boys

Communication Strategies for Teachers

Lucinda Neall

Although it is true that some of the material in this book is directed especially toward classroom teachers (the parts, for instance, about constructive ways to handle parent meetings), the better portion of the book contains gems that will be valuable to all teachers (wheth... read more

$23.95

Bringing Out the Best in Boys - Communication Strategies for Teachers

The Good Sleep Guide - Fully Revised, 3rd Edition

for You and Your Baby

Angela Henderson

After my first child was born I was astonished at how little sleep I got because she slept so fitfully. At that time the available advice on the subject ranged from "just let the baby cry" (with the "guarantee" that babies could cry for at most 45 minutes - something my ba... read more

$12.95

The Good Sleep Guide - Fully Revised, 3rd Edition - for You and Your Baby

Set Free Childhood

Martin Large

A Parents' survival guide for coping with computers and TV. Children watch TV and use computers for five hourse daily, on average. But electronic media demands conflict with the needs of children. The result? REcord levels of learning difficulties, obesity, eating ... read more

$18.95

Set Free Childhood

Covering Home

Lessons on the Art of Fathering from the Game of Baseball

Jack Petrash

I am actually not a baseball fan (give me a good basketball game any time!), but I love this book. I'm also not a father - I'm a mother - but I still love this book. This is the first book on parenting that is such an engaging read that I felt like I had fo... read more

$8.95

Covering Home - Lessons on the Art of Fathering from the Game of Baseball

The Great Discipline Debate

Alan Whitehead

An outrageously funny, extremely well-considered look at the very serious topic of disciplining and caring for children and teenagers. Includes: the role of humor, parenting, family breakup, 7 canons of teaching, corporal punishment, expulsion, exclusion, forced labor, punis... read more

$18.95

The Great Discipline Debate

Mothering with Soul

Raising Children as Special Work

Joan Salter

This portrait of motherhood and its gifts is at one and the same time both an affirmation of value and a guidepost for those wishing to find their way out of society's conflicting viewpoints. The soul of the child, the heart of the family, the vocation of Mother are all po... read more

$16.95

Mothering with Soul - Raising Children as Special Work

Raising a Son

Parents and the Making of a Healthy Man

Don and Jeanne Elium

Having raised two boys, we think that the ideas presented in Raising a Son are so powerfully true that we only wish we had known of them when our sons were younger. The Eliums base their book on their observation (we agree) that boys need to know three things: Who's... read more

$14.99

Raising a Son - Parents and the Making of a Healthy Man

Raising a Daughter

Parents and the Awakening

Jeanne and Don Elium

Anyone else ever notice that girls are different from boys? We thought so. Give a girl a clear sense of her own uniqueness and the worth of that uniqueness, and she is well on her way toward a healthy womanhood. However, in our modern world, this is no small challen... read more

$14.99

Raising a Daughter - Parents and the Awakening

You Are Your Child's First Teacher - 3rd Edition

Encouraging Your Child’s Natural Development from Birth to Age Six

Rahima Baldwin

You Are Your Child’s First Teacher was one of the first books in America to popularize the insights of Rudolf Steiner, founder of the Waldorf schools, regarding the developmental needs of young children. This revised and updated edition offers new ways for parents... read more

$17.99

You Are Your Child's First Teacher - 3rd Edition - Encouraging Your Child’s Natural Development from Birth to Age Six

Brothers and Sisters

The Order of Birth in the Family: An Expanded Edition

Karl König, MD

Brothers and Sisters is one of the first books that I read when learning about Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy. I can still remember how strikingly valid I found the ideas to be. Later, I discovered how very helpful Dr. König's insights into the importance of... read more

$20.00

Brothers and Sisters - The Order of Birth in the Family: An Expanded Edition

Raising a Teenager

Parenting and Families

Jeanne Elium & Don Elium

Jeanne and Don Elium, authors of Raising a Family, Raising a Son and Raising a Daughter have turned their expert eye to the challenges of parenting our teenagers in the midst of our modern world. They focus on two goals most parents have for their teens: graduating from high... read more

$12.99

Raising a Teenager - Parenting and Families

Tribal Childhood

Growing Up in Traditional Native America

Adolf Hungrywolf

I found this book to be simply fascinating and think that anyone interested in child development, parenting, or teaching will feel the same.  First hand accounts of growing up in several different North American native tribes are coupled with history, photos, comments by ... read more

$16.95

Tribal Childhood - Growing Up in Traditional Native America

The Parallel Process

Growing Alongside Your Adolescent or Young Adult Child in Treatment

Krissy Posatek, LICSW

The Parallel Process is an essential primer for all parents, whether of troubled teens or not, who are seeking to help the family stay and grow together as they negotiate the potentially difficult teenage years. For many parents of troubled teenagers, a... read more

$20.00

The Parallel Process - Growing Alongside Your Adolescent or Young Adult Child in Treatment

 

Lifeways

Working with Family Questions: A Parents' Anthology

Gudrun Davy and Bons Voors

Now that this original, great resource is back in print, we all have reason to celebrate! Lifeways is about children, about family life and about being a parent. Most of all, it is about freedom - and how the tension between personal fulfillment and family life ma... read more

$26.00

Lifeways - Working with Family Questions: A Parents' Anthology

More Lifeways

Finding support and inspiration in family life

Patti Smith and Signe Eklund Schaefer

More Lifeways is parents talking to parents, sharing personal accounts of their life-journeys, their times of rejoicing and times of tears. I always find that first person stories, "How I got through it," can be deeply heartening and often encourage me to take my ... read more

$24.00

More Lifeways - Finding support and inspiration in family life