Children & Divorce, Neuroscience & Teen Brains, Montessori Mastery, Risk-Taking | Parenting Reviews

Sound strategies for responding to the needs of children during and after divorce; the appeal of Hicks’s titles are their concise and direct approach; Price’s book brings an important voice to a much-needed conversation, highly recommended; Shatkin’s readable style, complete research, and useful case studies all combine cohesively

Doing Right by Our Smallest Citizens | Parenting Reviews

FROM CELEBRITY TELL-ALLS to husband bashing to why we might want to remove “Good Job!” from our parenting vocabulary, there is quite the array of topics covered in this month’s column.

Financial Literacy, Diaper Dudes, Rad Families, Language Development | Parenting Reviews, January 2017

Amid these philosophical musings are new books offering practical advice, ranging from developing language skills to tempering anxiety in young adults.

Teen-Parent Trust, Creative Block Play, Blended Families, Tech Education | Parenting Reviews, November 1, 2016

Brown’s work is full of practical expectations; a solid offering for tech-education collections; Hicks delivers a healthy framework for negotiating a stable family structure; Creative Block Play should be on every early childhood educator’s bookshelf

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: November 1, 2016

As always, the annual Pushcart Prize XLI is highly recommended; Kelly creates a world that is deeply felt; a revealing look at professional wrestler Rowdy; a solid offering for the tech-education collection; Anishinaabe activist Bellecourt’s riveting autobiography; an important study that teaches to decipher science and medical news

Big Science, Breastfeeding, Teens, Childhood Cancer | Parenting Reviews, September 1, 2016

Younger kids will love these short activities with big impacts; Grayson’s global perspective is a welcome addition to an important debate; Phelan’s guidance is consistently sound, on target, and presented in an upbeat, practical way

Exploring the Outdoors, Crafts, & Kids’ Curiosity | Parenting Reviews, May 15, 2016

WITH FAMILIES ABOUT TO VISIT libraries in droves for summer reading programs, now is a great time for a parenting-through-the-years display, reminding moms and dads that librarians are a rich resource and valued partner in the health and growth of children of all ages.

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: May 15, 2016

Françoise Gilot on Her Life with and Without Picasso; visionary versemakers Dove and Rich; music man Gleason; an articulate Rise and Fall of Nations; where to find The World’s Best Drinks and Street Food

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: February 15, 2016

Nickel’s war on “urban blight,” performing Shakespeare, Charlotte Brontë, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, Bakewell on existentialism, presidential parenting styles, plus titles for Presidents’ Day, travel in Asia, self-publishing in libraries

Life with a Special-Needs Child, First Dads, Early Literacy, Teen Talk | Parenting Reviews, February 15, 2016

In this go-round of reviews of the child-rearing literature, we get a glimpse into the diverse parenting styles of U.S. presidents, life with a special-needs child, and new approaches to language development in children with cleft lip and palate.