Parenting Books

A group dedicated to books about parenting issues from infants to toddlers to teens and beyond.  Open to authors, parents, and educators interested in exploring books that address issues affecting our families. 

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Comment by Jennifer K yesterday

I just released a non-fiction book about the lessons we can learn and teach our daughters from the Disney Princesses. Check it out!

Kindle or Paperback:

Buried in tiaras, glass slippers, and tulle? Have that once-cute-but-now-nauseatingly-annoying song stuck in your head because it’s been playing non-stop for three days? Sometimes we feel overwhelmed by the princesses that seem to be invading our daughters’ lives. 

However, with some real thought, we can see that those same perfect-haired, poufy dress clad, musical virtuoso’s are, in fact, good role models for our daughters. Instead of just letting their eyes gloss over with glitter and sometimes less than creative lyrics, our girls can be gaining some great guidance for their lives. 

The princesses are wonderful examples on a variety of subjects, ranging from developing yourself, learning to deal with others, facing what life has to throw at you, as well, of course, as some good, realistic lessons on love. We just need to take the time to see it, and explain it to our girls so that they can learn the great lessons that are right there in front of them for the taking. 

Comment by Stephanie Davies-Arai on March 23, 2015 at 9:58am

Hello everyone, I'd like to introduce myself to this group. I run communication skills training courses for parents and teachers and my book 'Communicating with Kids' was published in January, I'd love you to take a look! You can see details on my website: and read a couple of chapters on Amazon.

Thank you!


Comment by Rhonda Cratty on March 16, 2014 at 10:17pm



48 weeks of family fun and educational learning ideas

Learning at home by Rhonda Cratty is a new parent resource, filled with ideas to help children become the best they can be. Daily activities for family fun, that make subjects become more than pencil and paper, moving learning into everyday life. Learning at home gives parents an idea a week to challenge and motivate children.  48, four per month, educational learning ideas that can happen anytime. Around the kitchen table, in the backyard, on vacation, everyday within the comfort of family, using objects found around the home and books from any library. Filled with tips for family fun nights, holidays, trips and every day ideas to raise lifelong learners. Each idea can work with multiple ages and needs within a family. Tucked in are lists of family friendly books, recipes, homework help and games to extend learning.

Learning at home can be purchased, in print or eBook format, through below are a few of the ideas addressed:

  • March #2-Share memories to improve comprehension           -March #4-Teaching to summarize                                         
  • April #1-Encouraging Critical Thinking                                  -May #4-Basic addition and subtraction                                 
  • August #3-Card and dice games                                             -October #4-Pumpkin math skills                                          
  • February #2-Writing skill                                                        -May #3-Backyard Science                                                    
  • June #1- Kitchen Paint                                                            -October #1-Autumn’s leaves                                                
  • June #4-Historical literature                                                    -October #2-Higher order thinking                        
  • July #2-Family cooking                                                          -February #4-Following directions                                        
  • March #3-Potential and performance                                      -November #4-Crafty family fun                                                           

Rhonda Cratty includes her experiences of 30 years of public school teaching, raising children of her own, and articles written for on-line and hard copy publications -within the pages of Learning at home. Learning at home can be purchased in print or eBook form through

For more information please see

Comment by Julia Kennedy on July 29, 2011 at 3:38pm
Hi Diane--Your book looks very interesting!  We did some articles and reviews on the topic of Bullying on our site a couple months ago and will be covering the topic again sometime after the school year starts up.  This sounds like  a good book to feature.
Comment by Diane Saks on June 23, 2011 at 6:47pm

Dear  Julia Kennedy,

I am sending a similar message out to all my  groups.   Some of my book reviews from  the books  I  worked so hard on were taken  down.    Please if  you have a problem  with any of my book posts being inappropriate, please email me with guidelines as to what  books  are unacceptable and which books are acceptable.

Comment by Diane Saks on June 22, 2011 at 7:14pm
What a better way to open up the discussion of bullying with your son or daughter than to  read   Diary of a Victim.   This is  a topical book about a slightly disabled 80s teen who gets so disgusted with   being bullied, that she  decides to give the bullies a taste of their own medicine.
Comment by Julia Kennedy on May 3, 2011 at 12:47pm
I'm interested in connecting with any parents who have written books about their personal family experiences or any parenting authors.  At we have hosted live conversations with authors on topics as diverse as step-parenting, talking with teens, problems that boys tend to have in school, and the effects of media on girls.   

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