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Recommended Reading Listed below are some of our all time favorite books and articles that represent many facets of the field of infant mental health -- from neuroscience to attachment theory and from discipline to development to magical thinking. In addition to these excellent books, Well Baby has compiled a list of recommended parenting websites. You may click on any of the titles below to purchase them through Amazon. Well Baby Center receives a small percentage of your purchase.
Books and Articles
The books and articles under "Professionals" are recommended reading for Marriage and Family Therapists, LCSWs, psychologists, and others working in the field of infant-family mental health. The ones under "Parents" are great reading for mindful new parents and parents-to- be.
Tammet, Daniel. Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant. Simon and Schuster
Fraiberg, Selma, Adelson, E and Shapiro, V. Ghosts In The Nursery. J American Academy Of Child Psychiatry.
Fonagy, Peter., Gergely, Gyorgy., Jurist, Elliot., and Target, Mary. Affect Regulation, Mentalization, and the Development of the Self. Other Press.
Kagan, Jerome. Galen's Prophecy: Temperment in Human Nature. Perseus Distribution.
Williamson, Gordon G., and Anzalone, Marie E. Sensory Integration and Self-Regulation in Infants and Toddlers. Zero to Three
Brazelton M.D., & J.D. Sparrow, M.D. Touchpoints, 0 - 3. Da Capo Press.
Brazelton M.D., T. Berry and Sparrow, Joshua. Toilet Training:The Brazelton Way. Da Capo Press.
Aron, Elaine. The Highly Sensitive Child. Randomhouse.
Evans, M.D, OB/GYN, Joel M., Aronson, Robin. The Whole Pregnancy Handbook. Gotham Books.
Faber, Adele and Mazlish, Elaine. How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk. Avon Books.
Faber, Adele and Mazlish, Elaine. Liberated Parents/Liberated Children: Your Guide To A Happier Family. Avon Books.
Feder M.D., Lauren. Natural Baby and Childcare. Hatherleigh.
Fraiberg, Selma. The Magic Years. Fireside.
Frankel, Alona. Once Upon a Potty -- For Girls. HarperCollins.
Frankel, Alona. Once Upon a Potty -- For Boys. HarperCollins.
Garner, Abigail. Families Like MIne: Children of Gay Parents. Harper Collins.
Gaskin, Ina May. Spiritual Midwifery. The Book Publishing Company.
Gerber, Magda and Johnson, Allison. Your Self-Confident Baby. Wiley.
Ginott, Haim. Between Parent and Child. Avon Books.
Kabat-Zin, John and Myla. Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work Of Mindful Parenting. Hyperion.
Karp, Harvey. Happiest Baby on the Block. Random House Publishing Group.
Kaplan, Louise J. Oneness and Separateness. Simon and Schuster.
Lieberman, Alicia F. The Emotional Life of the Toddler. Simon & Schuster.
Nelson, Jane, Erwin, Cheryl, and Duffy, Roslyn. Positive Discipline For Preschoolers. Random House.
Sears M.D., William and Sears RN, Martha. The Baby Book. Little Brown.
Siegel M.D., Daniel J. and Hartzell M.Ed., Mary. Parenting From the Inside Out. J.P.Tarcher.